Canberra, Australia’s national capital and largest inland city has a population of around 350,000 people. The site of the city was selected as a compromise distance between rivals Sydney and Melbourne and Sir Walter Burley Griffin won an international competition to design its urban living space. Whilst reflecting the diverse history of the Australian people, Canberra today, presents to the world a very progressive image. Our capital is conveniently nestled between the ski resorts of Brindabella National Park and the pristine beaches of Australia ‘s east coast and is flanked with cool climate vineyards .Hotels and conference centres in Canberra have extensive information on these regions and the city itself and look forward to being of assistance in designing the ultimate conference experience for your delegates.
Canberra is a planned city and in the central parliamentary area of the city, the major roads follow a wheel-and-spoke pattern rather than a grid. Canberra is home to a host of national monuments and institutions and some that can be found in this vicinity are the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery. Both old and new Parliament House and the High Court are also located here and are open to the public. There is quite a range of accommodation within this wheel – with the majority being the boutique independent venues of the 4-4.5 star range. Making the most of ocean and parkland views to the north of this circle are the large 4.5 – 5 star venues that are well versed in conferencing. On the western side, just outside this circle you will find the café district of Manuka- Kingston and close by Griffin. These well positioned areas offer an array of medium to large venues with many well known brands being represented. A great mixture of 3.5 – 5 star venues are dotted around this “trendy” area. These venues also have the added advantage of being close to the business hub of Fyshwick. For a little R & R, why not take a pleasant drive past Government House to the National Zoo and Aquarium or Royal Australian Mint or perhaps for a round of golf at the Royal Canberra Golf Course which are all situated on this side of Lake Burley Griffin.
The CBD of Canberra is located on the opposite side of Lake Burley Griffin along Commonwealth Ave. Just to the West, before entering the city business district, your options are mainly apartment style accommodation, whilst to the East of the CBD, you will find the Casino and some venues that can provide accommodation for larger numbers as well as small to mid- sized conferencing choices. There are many alternatives for accommodation to the north of the CBD - along Northbourne Avenue are hotel style facilities well versed in small to mid- sized conferencing, closest to London Circuit are the 4.5 star facilities, and as you move further out – the properties available are 3.5 – 4star. The War Memorial, The National Museum and The Australian National Botanic Gardens are all close by as is Black Mountain Tower. This telecommunication tower is situated above the summit of Black Mountain and is not only a landmark in Canberra but also offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding countryside from an indoor observation deck, two outdoor viewing platforms and the tower’s revolving restaurant.
As Australia’s capital, Canberra aspires to showcase our best to the world. As visitors to the city, your delegation will reap the benefits of this culture of excellence in the form of state of the art facilities and accommodation, dining and entertainment options as well as our finest manmade exhibits and beautiful natural resources. Conference venues in Canberra share this same agenda and look forward to being of assistance to you. Canberra is an ideal location and most definitely worthy of consideration for your next event, so be sure to contact a Canberra conference centre for further information.