Australia’s capital city, also known as the ‘Bush Capital’ is surrounded by forest, farmland and nature reserves; while at its heart is the fabulous Lake Burley Griffin, filled most days with colourful sailboats and kayaks. The city boasts a treasure trove of attractions, including the strikingly modern Parliament House, the National Gallery, the Australian War Memorial and Questacon National Science and Technology Centre. A short drive from the city, you’ll find the Australia Alps, Tidnbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Murrumbidgee River Corridor – all worthy scenic day trips. And if you’re there in autumn, you’ll be treated to the Balloon Fiesta – when a cornucopia of colourful hot air balloons take to the skies.