ACT

Caravan parks in Australian Capital Territory

Australia

Largely made up of lush forests and nature parks, the ACT is hardly a concrete jungle. There are plenty of things to see and things to do while visiting the territory, including visiting the family-friendly Questacon. The facility is specially designed to teach science in the most entertaining way possible. Arguably, it is Canberra’s most popular local attraction that the entire family will love. ACT has (api property count) holiday parks listed with Campstay and is a popular destination for canoeing, trekking, crocodile night adventures, and cultural tours. As you come in from the south, you’ll find many walking and hiking trails inside Namadgi National Park, until you come in from the other side, looking for all the popular events in town! Bask in the abundance of entertaining and educational facilities that the city can offer, chief among them the beautiful Cockington Green Gardens . Booking your next ACT adventure holiday has never been easier. Campstay offers a great selection of camping options in and around Alice Springs which include family friendly camp sites, motorhome and campervan powered sites, caravan sites and cabins.

ACT

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    Events

    104 Baldwin Drive, Kaleen, 2617
    Next Event Date: 07/10/2017

    The 2017 Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show will feature quality bonsai including some by local artists represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum, Canberra. See traditional exotic plants and Australian species, those refined through carving and bending, and some large group plantings. Demonstration sessions at 11 am and 2 pm daily will cover aspects of designing and maintaining bonsai. Bonsai Basics sessions at 10 am and 1pm daily are perfect for novice bonsai enthusiasts or those thinking of taking up the art. These sessions will provide an introduction to fundamental bonsai techniques such as wiring, repotting and root pruning, styling and bonsai maintenance. The 2017 Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show also offers an opportunity to buy quality trees. Choose from starter plants, advanced stock trees, styled bonsai and those not available in Canberra. Australian made and imported bonsai pots, tools, wire, and books will also be available.

    Dunrossil Drive, Yarralumla, 2600
    Next Event Date: 07/10/2017

    The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove will host the 2017 Government House Open Day. Take this opportunity to tour the historic residence and have a picnic on the lawn. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from vendors on the day. There will be limited public parking along Dunrossil Drive. These open days are always very popular so arrive early to guarantee entry. Please note, visitors will need to submit to a bag search at the gate. Sharp implements and pets will not be permitted on site.

    Parkes Place West, Parkes, 2600
    Next Event Date: 21/09/2017

    Novelist Kim Scott reveals how reclaiming Aboriginal language and story may offer a narrative of shared history and contribute to social transformation. The 2017 Ray Mathew Lecture: A Pardox of Empowerment is supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust. Free entry. Bookings essential.

    The Australian Capital Territory stretches 88km from north to south and only 30km from west to east. The landscape around Canberra is consists of rugged plains, hills and mountains, as well as plenty of trees. This countryside leads into New South Wales from all directions, with most of the landscape being National Parks. Just 45 minutes drive from the city is Tidbinbilla nature reserve offering walking trails, ranger-guided activities, Australian animals in their natural habitat, a chance to see conservation work with programs to restore threatened species including the brush tailed rock wallaby and the corroboree frog, delightful wildflowers during spring, and rich Indigenous and pioneer heritage. Explore the purity of Namadgi National Park, a 45 minute drive from the city. Situated at the northern end of the Australian Alps, this park is perfect for a picnic or bushwalk along the numerous marked trails, to experience native flora and fauna, and to capture the spectacular wildflowers in spring.

    Attractions

    19 O'Hanlon Place, Nicholls, 2913

    Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery in the heart of Gold Creek Village is a must-see destination for Aboriginal art collectors. Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery has been bringing Aboriginal art to Canberra for 30 years. See an extensive collection of Aboriginal art from remote Aboriginal art regions. A feature of the Gallery's collection is the paintings by famous Old Masters comprising collectable artworks by Rover Thomas, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, Jack Britten, Ada Bird Petyarre and Eunice Napangardi.

    50 Bunda Street, Canberra City, 2601

    Since opening in January 2004, Academy has cemented its position as one of ACT's leading nightclub, regularly hosting high profile guest acts and DJ's including Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, RUFUS, Porter Robinson and many more. Located underground in an old cinema, the venue features a huge cinema size screen and a state of the art sound and lighting system.

    Springbett Street, Kambah, 2902

    Take the children along to the Adventure Playground in Kambah to let off some steam. This playground has been designed to meet the needs of toddlers, juniors and teenagers. There's a tree house, junior and senior flying foxes, giant swings, space net and wheelchair accessible liberty swing. Skaters and BMX riders can try the challenging half-pipe. There's several hectares of irrigated grass to run around in. The park also offers picnic area, barbecue and public toilets. Phone Canberra Connect for information on how to get the key for the wheelchair accessible swing.

    Roughly 45% of ACT is made up of the Namadgi National Park. There are plenty of walking trails around Canberra, and some beautiful barbecue areas where you can stop along your journey. The Murrumbridge River runs from south east to north west and offers some great swimming spots. These include the Black Mountain, Casuarina Sands, Cotter Dam, Gibraltar Falls, Kambah Pool Reserve, Point Hill Crossing, Pine Island and Uriarra Crossing. About 30km north of Canberra is Bywong, a replica of an old mining town and settlement. Canberra War Museum is a fantastic place to visit if Australian history is something that fascinates you. Dedicated to fallen soldiers, the museum displays stories, artefacts, equipment from wars of the past. And just 30km south of the Canberra War Museum is the Lanyon Homestead, where the buildings and landscape truly take you back in time. Enjoy a guided tour of the homestead and marvel at the great natural beauty of the landscape. If the arts is something that you are interested in, a collection of artwork by Sidney Nolan is housed at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, and is well worth a look. In addition, there are several picturesque towns around Canberra and ACT which are worth visiting en route, including Braidwood, Bungendore, Gold Creek, Queanbeyan and Tharwa.