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17 Reasons Why You Should Visit Canberra

The magical world of Questacon and Floriade.

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1. It's a planned city.

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Canberra was specifically custom planned and designed to be Australia's capital city, as a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne. The city was designed to incorporate significant areas of natural vegetation which is pretty damn cool.

2. It boasts a lot of great attractions such as Lake Burley Griffin...

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3. The Australian War Memorial...

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5. ...and of course, Questacon!

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9. They have a place called Goodberry's, that does FROZEN CUSTARD.

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11. Two words: Lonsdale street.

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Where many trendy cafes and bars live.

12. And even though Vivid in Sydney is magical, Enlighten in Canberra is just as pretty.

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13. The city celebrates Skyfire every March.

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Run by radio station FM104.7, every year the event hosts live music with the backdrop of glittering fireworks. A great night out for friends, couples and families alike.

14. And every September Canberra hosts Floriade, the prettiest introduction to spring there is...

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15. ...which is also completely magical at night.

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16. In the spirit of celebration again, Canberra also boasts a hot air balloon festival.

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How can you dislike Canberra and their enthusiasm for celebrating all the things?

17. And let's not forget, the city is really pretty.

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