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Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT), regularly referred to as Australia’s Bush Capital, is the smallest self- governing internal territory. It is also the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia with a population of more than 350,000. Within ACT lies the capital city of Canberra, which seats the government of Australia. This is the perfect place to soak up more on the country’s culture as it is the location of many social and cultural institutions that are of national significance, to name a few: the Australian War Memorial, Australian National University, Australian Institute of Sport, National Gallery, National Museum and the National Library. Apart from the capital, ACT contains agricultural lands that tend to sheep, dairy cattle or small amounts of crops. There are also vineyards in the Australian Capital Territory that offer wine tasting as a highlight of your visit to their place. It would be a very interesting experience as the produced wine, which is often referred to as cool climate wine, are very well known and highly regarded. To name a few, Jeir Creek, Gallagher, Clonakilla and Lark Hill are the ones that should not be missed. There are a total of 33 wineries all located within 35 minutes of Canberra. A large area of the Australian Capital Territory is the Namadgi National Park, much of which is mountainous and forested. For an action packed adventure, there are a variety of activities to indulge in. One can opt to take a walk while soaking in the scenic views over the Brindabella Ranges, go rock climbing at Booroomba Rocks, or ride a mountain bike on unsealed roads. Added attractions inside the National Park are Honeysuckle Creek and Orroral Valley, which were the former sites of the tracking sites for the Apollo Moon Landings. What could be a more perfect getaway than to learn more about Australia over a glass of wine after an action packed day exploring the National Park?

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