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READING ON AUSTRALIA:
the Beautiful Canberra Region by Jenny Brewer
Hotels - Canberra Self-Catering Accommodation
The ideal getaway destination,
Canberra offers a wide diversity of attractions and scenery. Australia's
capital is often thought of as structured and predictable, but further
out from the city you will be pleasantly surprised by the mountainous scenery
and winding country roads leading you to some of Australia's premium wineries,
ski fields, beaches and historic villages. All you need to do is jump into
a hire car and drive you and your family there.
|There is a completely different
experience based on which direction you take. All seasons are experienced
in this region, with hot and dry summers, cold winters, wet springs and
dry autumns. However, any time is a good time to enjoy the best the entire
region has to offer. Come prepared with warm clothing and or sunscreen
depending on which time of year you choose to travel. There are many camping
grounds throughout the surrounding district. Closer to the city, the Capital
Country Holiday Village is a fantastic base to venture further, and can
be found just off the Federal Highway at Queanbeyan.
Once again, it is a good
idea to research before you leave and plan a route marking possible caravan
parks if you do want to explore a lot further from the city. Lake George
can be reach by the Federal Highway north east from the city. Being the
largest freshwater lake in Australia, there is a lot of natural beauty
and places to set up camp and relax.
Some of the region's most
well known wineries are also found here such as Madew Wines, featuring
a popular restaurant and panoramic views across the lake. Yass is a picturesque
town lined with art galleries, coffee shops and surrounded by country that
beckons to be driven through slowly, enjoying the peaceful, winding roads.
Young is further on, and
then Goulburn and the southern highlands.
Bush walking, golf
and fly fishing are some of the highlights this region has to offer. Head
to Murrumbateman, a town as unique as its name. With plenty of restaurants
and restaurants that fill up quickly, it is a central place to visit for
locals and tourists alike. The winery and art gallery are worth visiting,
and there are a number of great spots to pull over for a picnic and wander.
Visit Hall and you will be in for a treat. Located west of the Barton Highway
and not far from the capital city, the adjoining Brindabella Ranges seem
to go on and on. There are bush walks and scenic drives that capture the
heart of this incredible national park. Bungendore is also a great village
to check out, with a wood works gallery and plenty of interesting shops,
and then you can hop into your car and head towards the south coast to
visit the coastal towns, and watch the dolphins and whales along the coastline.
Mogo is definitely worth a look, with its amazing zoo and goldfields park.
It is a central location to visit the rest of this beautiful area, which
is located about two hours east from Canberra. Two hours south and you
will end up in the Snowy Mountains, which is where many travellers head
after visiting the capital city. There is so much to offer here amongst
the snow capped peaks, with horse riding, fishing, bush walking and caving
some of the well known activities. The drive through this mountainous region
is breathtaking, but be careful in the colder months as the roads get slippery.
A driving holiday brings
you the freedom to plan your own itinerary to make the most of your time
away. As the region surrounding Canberra is so large, it is best to plan
the distances between towns well to make the most of your travelling time.
You can choose a holiday that suits your budget and flexibility, whether
it is a few days visiting the abundant wineries or heading for the mountains,
there is something here for everyone.
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|About the Author: - Jenny
Brewer is a travel agent whose passion is writing. After spending her leisure
time writing time writing childrens stories, she now enjoys writing about
travel destinations. For more of her articles visit Car
RENTALS & APARTMENT HOTELS IN CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA:
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Executive Apartment Hotel, Canberra
Capital Executive Apartment
Hotel is an ideal place for extended stays and holidays, when you are in
Canberra along with your family. Located just 2 blocks north of the
CBD, the Capital Executive Apartment Hotel Canberra is just a short stroll
from the city centre, Canberra's most tree-lined boulevard and Northbourne
Avenue. This property offers comfortable accommodation units that are facilitated
with all the modern amenities intended for your comfort. From the finest
prime steak and seafood to famous pastas that just melt in your mouth,
followed by simply stunning desserts, that's when you realise that no one
creates a dining out memory like Haig Italian Restaurant.
Hotel and Apartments, Canberra
Forrest Inn and Apartments
is one of Canberra's best value stays offering superb comfort and friendly
service at one of the city's top locations. Forrest Inn and Apartments
is located in Canberra, overlooking Parliament House and its parkland setting.
The Inn is only minutes away from the city's major attractions and business
centre. Nearby local attractions include the National Gallery, National
Library and Science and Technology Centre. The property has comfortable
accommodation units that are well furnished and equipped with contemporary
amenities. Forrest Inn and Apartments offer guests the choice to
dine in at the Sherwood Restaurant. This fully licensed restaurant serves
a la carte dining in a relaxed parkland setting.
Situated in fashionable
Kingston, it is only a short stroll from many of Canberra's top restaurants,
boutiques and nightspots. Medina Classic Canberra is just minutes
from Parliament House, the embassies, National Art Gallery and other major
attractions. The CBD is approximately 4 kilometres away, with shops and
restaurants of Manuka and Kingston are within walking distance. Set
in landscaped gardens, Comfortable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom serviced apartments
are offered for your selection. Guests can cook their own food in
their apartment, or get their food delivered into their room. Furthermore,
leisure facilities include an indoor heated pool, gymnasium, sauna and
an outdoor pool as well as spa.
On Northbourne Canberra Apartments
Saville Park Suites Canberra
offers apartment style accommodation combined with the facilities of a
4 star hotel. Saville Park Suites Canberra is perfectly located in
the Central Business District and is close to shopping centres, nightlife
and many more of the capital's key tourist attractions. Guests have
a choice of comfortable and spacious accommodation units that are facilitated
with a host of modern amenities. A 24-hour room service is also available
in order to make your stay as easy as possible. You can dine at the
onsite Zipp Restaurant that serves international delicacies and later enjoy
a drink at the cocktail bar. Relax and unwind at the indoor heated
pool or sauna at your leisure.
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HOTELS IN CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA:
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Seasons Olims Hotel Canberra
All Seasons Olims Hotel
Canberra, classified by the National Trust and one of the city's most famous
hotels, combines the grandeur of yesteryear with all the comfort and conveniences.
The property is located just minutes away from the Canberra city centre
and the local attractions such as The National Gallery of Australia, the
Australian War Memorial and Parliament House. This boutique style hotel
surrounds a picturesque garden courtyard and is within walking distance
from the Mall. All Seasons Olims Hotel Canberra features comfortable
guestrooms that are well furnished and fully equipped with modern amenities.
When it comes to dining, guests have a choice of Alice Thai Restaurant
with its contemporary and Thai a la carte menu or there is the relaxed
atmosphere of the Ainslie Bistro.
A welcome surprise to guests,
this hotel lies in the beautiful Tuggeranong Valley, just a few minutes
drive from the Canberra city and the airport. The Country Comfort
Greenway is ideally situated adjacent to the Town Centre Sports Club and
within walking distance are extensive sporting, shopping and recreational
facilities. The Tuggeranong Valley offers a wealth of local attractions
including golf at the Murrumbidgee Country Club and picturesque BBQ and
picnic areas at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. The hotel features
100 rooms, where some of them feature generous rural views over the Brindabella
Ranges. Guest can dine at the Isabella's restaurant that serves a
wide range of dishes. You can even relax at the cosy bar that is open from
5.00 pm. Health conscious guests can work out at the well-equipped
gymnasium or relax at the refreshing spa and swimming pool.
Offering excellent service
and contemporary accommodation, this modern style property is an ideal
place to reside for both business as well as leisure travellers.
Situated in Canberra, Crowne Plaza is in the heart of Nation's Capital.
This property is just few minutes walk from the CBD, Canberra's main shopping
fair, restaurants, bars and national attractions. This hotel boasts
295 comfortable accommodation units that are facilitated with modern amenities.
Attentive room service is also provided for your convenience. Guests
can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves an extensive a la carte menu
as well as a sumptuous seafood buffet. The cosy bar is an ideal place to
unwind as well as a perfect spot for drinks, light snacks or private cocktail
This friendly boutique property
is well-located, featuring impressive amenities, comfortable accommodation
and personal service. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the national
capital, Diplomat Hotel Canberra is set in the Parliamentary Triangle,
opposite the railway station and minutes away from the city. Every
room in the Diplomat is appointed at the highest standards, with stylish
furnishings and modern amenities. Whatever size and style of room you need,
your comfort is assured in the rooms. Guests can enjoy a superb meal
and fine drinks at the ever popular on site Diplomat Bar and Grill.
Conveniently located on
Northbourne Avenue, you will be close to everything you need for an ideal
break in Canberra. Enjoy the cosy, boutique feel of the Marque Hotel Canberra
along with the every aspect of your stay. Situated in the centre
of the great city, Marque Hotel Canberra is just a few minutes walk to
business, shopping and entertainment areas. This property is an ideal base
from which to explore the national monuments and cultural icons that make
up the character of Canberra. Guests are offered a choice of 78 air-conditioned
bedrooms that come with all the comforts. The onsite Northbourne
Restaurant serves delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the cocktail
bar is a ideal place to relax with a fine drink.There is also a exercise
room and swimming pool available onsite for health conscious guests.
Capital Hill Canberra
If you are looking for an
ideal holiday destination in Canberra, then Rydges Capital Hill is the
perfect place for you to reside. Rydges Capital Hill Canberra is
a boutique style hotel nestled in a luxurious surrounding, close to Parliament
House. The hotel is centrally located and is just a short stroll from the
vibrant buzz of the Kingston and Manuka shopping and dining districts.
All of the Nation's major attractions are at your fingertips. Rydges
Capital Hill features 186 guest rooms, which are all well furnished.
With a garden atrium setting, the Fig Tree Cafe specialises in modern Australian
cuisine with a European flair, which is suitable for all occasions.
Eagle Hawk Hill Hotel, Canberra
Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort
Canberra is the ideal stopover opportunity for holidaymakers or business
delegates. Set amongst 30 acres of natural Australian bush, the Rydges
Eagle Hawk Resort is a truly unique resort property offers an inviting
alternative to the Canberra CBD hotels. The resort boasts 151 spacious,
well appointed rooms that are equipped with standard amenities. Wintergarden
Restaurant is an open concept facility overlooking the lavender and water
feature wintergarden and the menu is simplistic in presentation. Guests
can sit back, relax and enjoy a fine drink at the Jolly Brewer Bar.
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