Canberra, the capital city of Australia, is one of the best cities in Australia. It is the largest inland city of Australia and over all the 8th largest city. It is a fun city to visit with your family and friends. It holds the fifth position in the list of the most family friendly travel destinations in Australia. It is a great tourist destination for kids, singles as well as couples.

Why Canberra Is Such A Great Place To Bring Up FamiliesParliament House by JJ Harrison / CC BY-SA 3.0

Location of Canberra

Geographically, Canberra is situated in the northern end of the ACT (Australian Capital Territory). This beautiful and serene city is home to many attractive tourist destinations. It is also a home to great schools and awesome seasonal weather.

History of Canberra

Why Canberra Is Such A Great Place To Bring Up FamiliesCanberra centre by Bidgee / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Ngunnawal people used to live in Canberra for about 21,000 years. The European settlers came in 1824. The European settlement flourished in the 19th century. In 1901, the sight of this city was picked up as a capital. Capital was formed in 1908 and then the city was planned by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin (architects from Chicago). Construction and development began then and now Canberra is a flourished city.

Things To Do

If your kids are after your life demanding a holiday, Canberra is the place where you should take them and they could not thank you enough. There are many spots in Canberra that your kids are absolutely going to love. Take them to the National Zoo and Aquarium. This is one of the best places to witness the most exotic breeds of animals and the naive animals of Australia. Here, your kid will get a chance to see the sharks, fishes, Tigons (a cross between a lion and a tiger) that could not be seen anywhere else in the world. Book a ZooVenture Tour and get warm hugs and kisses from your little one. The zoo is just 5 minutes away from the City Centre.

Why Canberra Is Such A Great Place To Bring Up FamiliesCanberra Nara park by Peter Ellis / CC BY-SA 3.0

Canberra has many larger than life and fascinating museums.  The National Museum of Australia is a must visit. The K space, our place, the story place and many fun activities will make kids go ga- ga. You can take your family to the Gold Creek Village, 20 minutes away from the city centre. If you are visiting from mid- September to mid October, you will get a chance to celebrate the spring with the Floriade, an incredible floral exhibition. ScreenSound Australia is a great place for the families who have an inclination towards movies, television, radio and CDs.

Canberra also has something to offer to the adventure freak families. The R.E.A.L Fun will absolutely provide you real thrill and fun. Here, you can enjoy summer rafting with your family.

Why Canberra Is Such A Great Place To Bring Up FamiliesOther places like Old Parliament House, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, The Birdwalk and the Australian War Memorial.

Canberra also has some of the most amazing eateries that serve the most delicious food in Australia like Poachers Pantry, the Smokehouse Café, Grazing, Lerida Estate (a winery) et al, where you can enjoy a delicious meal and wine.

If you have plans to settle down in Canberra, the idea is amazing, as Canberra is a great city to live in. The place is safe and is great to raise up a family. This city is laden with some of the best schools, hospitals, malls and other lifestyle essentials.

Canberra is loaded with scenic beauty and human marvels. It makes up for a great travel destination and an amazing city to live in with families.

Canberra is a great city to live in, if your thinking of moving to Australia, or looking for employment, come to a stable, safe and welcoming city, great facilities and people.

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