Canberra is the Capital of Australia. One can say, that, mainly, the city consists of politicians and public servants. Man participates in every aspects of city life. There is even a man-made lake in the center of the city- Lake Burley Griffin. Canberra people consider their city to be rather young. Canberra is actually a beautiful city, where there is plenty to do if you have time for sightseeing and resting outdoors. For tourists sight-seeing Canberra attractions include, Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery, the High Court of Australia, Telstra Tower, and the Carillon.
However, Canberra nightlife is not as bustling as in other major Australian cities. But all the same there you can find some trendy entertaining establishments.
If you are interested in cars, think about visiting Canberra in early January, when SummerNats is held. This is a car festival which attracts car enthusiasts from all of the country and all over the world. There you can get to know everything about cars, participate or just watch competitions and car shows, communicate with lots of car enthusiasts.
In March Canberra offers the Canberra Festival. Visit this Festival and you will be able to know everything what Canberra has to offer. Besides, during this Festival you will find a lot of things to see and do - how about hot air balloon rides, Harley rides and Sky Canberra watching? On the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in the evening you can watch fascinating free fireworks display.
If you are female and love flowers, visit Canberra in September - and you will participate one of the biggest Flower festivals in the world. Floriade is taking place on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and is well-know tourist attractions in Canberra for many years. This is a must see. You will not only see many of beautiful flowers and plants, organizers have many events and other things on for you during the festival, just come.
Oktober Fest is taken place not only in Germany, but also in October in Canberra. This holiday is not only for men, who can drink, drink and drink. The Fest lasts for a week and there everybody will find something special that you should never miss. Bear, dancing, laugh, a lot of fun, games and opportunity to learn a lot about Germany, German traditions, German meals, and Germans. This is really a fun festival.
After a day spending in one of the Fest, you can proceed you rest in one of Canberra nightclubs for Canberra nightlife. One must admit, that, comparing to Melbourne or Sidney, Canberra nightlife is not so exciting. However, you will find some remarkable places to visit. For example, the city center has many nightclubs, the most popular among which are The Private Bin, Pandora's, Heaven, and Bobby McGee's. Also one should mention here such famous nightclubs as Mooseheads, the Sportsman's Bar and the Civic pub. Maybe you should also visit rather new addition to the Canberra nightlife - Gypsy Bar. The Gypsy bar offers good live music in the City Centre and boasts a great lineup from local to international acts.