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A September 2002 trip to Canberra by auskiwi

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Quote: A RAAF Show, Capital Hill, The War Memorial Musuem, a night out at O'Malleys bar combined with beautiful sunny days the weekwnd couldn't have been better

Canberra for the weekend anyone?

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Overview

Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve Photo, Canberra, Australia
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Canberra has many of Australia's best museums and art galleries. We chose to visit the War Memorial and Museum during this trip which is situated at the top of ANZAC Parade. There are also the following museums and Art galleries with Canberra: 1. National Museum of Australia at Lennox Crossing, Acton 2. The National Gallery of Australia at Parkes Place, Parkes 3. The Old Parliament House and Portrait Gallery, at King George Terrace, Parkes 4. Canberra Railway Museum at Geijera Pl, Kingston 5. National Dinosaur Museum at Gold Creek Road, Nicholls. We took a self guided tour of Capital Hill, the centre of the world for Australian Politics We w...Read More

Aussie Settler Motel

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Hotel

Aussie Settler Motel Photo, Canberra, Australia
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The hotel has two stories and the a couple of the rooms downstairs are set up foe wheelchair and handicapped people. A double room came complete with a bed, an ensuite, a TV, a table and chairs, a chest of drawers, and a wardrobe. Some had a single bed and the motel did charge extra if there were additional people in the room. There was also a fridge in the room, tea and coffee making facilities, a toaster, and a menu from which you could order breakfast in the morning if you desired. There is also a small outside pool for the hot days. The Motel is situated across the road from a ten pin bowling alley and adjacent a gym. Not far down the road you will find a McDona...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 22, 2002

Aussie Settler Motel
5 High Street
Canberra, Australia
(02) 6297-4711

Australian War Memorial

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Attraction | "The War Australian War Memorial"

Australian War Memorial Photo, Canberra, Australia
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If you like everything military and the history associated with the military then you'll enjoy this museum. There's tanks, army vehicles, helicoptors, aircrafts, and a submarine which was sunk in Sydney Harbour. There are displays from all the wars on display at various location throughout the museum. There's an area set aside for the First World War, the Second World War, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Peace keeping efforts in East Timor and other areas. There are even displays from earlier wars. The displays contain photos, diaries, equipment used, uniforms worn, and scaled down layouts of battles and battlefields. The external courtyard is the Memorial for all the Australian S...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2002

Australian War Memorial
Anzac Parade
Canberra, Australia 2612
+61 (0)2 6243 4211

Parliament House

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Attraction

Parliament House Photo, Canberra, Australia
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Parliament House is where the Australian elected politicians go to rant and rave and decide on the way this country will run, whether we agree or not. The Interior is of the highest quality, everything from the marble entry hall and staircases to the plush interiors of the great hall, set aside for balls and the such, and the two debating chambers. Lining the walls are the portraits of the past Prime Ministers as well as the reigning Prime Minister and the Queen who is the head of the Commonwealth. Also on the walls you will find beautifully crafted weaving depicting Australian native animals, plants, and people. There are also various displays which show railings and parts from the original Par...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 22, 2002

Parliament House
Capital Hill
Canberra, Australia
+61 (2) 62777111

King O'Malley Irish Pub

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Attraction | "O'Malleys Irish Bar"

King O'Malley Irish Pub Photo, Canberra, Australia
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O'Malleys is an Irish Bar situated in the centre of Canberra. We went there for dinner and a quiet drink as we'd been rushing around all day visiting the sites and going to the RAAF base. The food was fantastic and there were no complaints. Dale had a steak with mussles, a side salad, and chips. I had Garden Salad. The others at our table had ordered a seafood basket, a plate of wedges, and a couple of other steak dishes. The price of the food wasn't the cheapest in town, but on the same note it wasn't expensive either. The Steak with mussles cost $24(Aussie) and the Garden Salad cost $10(Aussie). O'Malleys has a wide selection of drinks to choose from including cocktails and a numb...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 22, 2002

King O'Malley Irish Pub
131 City Walk
Canberra, Australia 2601
+61 (0)2 6257 0111