Canberra (Batemans Bay), Australia
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney, and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne.
Lake Burley Griffin divides central Canberra. The central shopping and commercial area, known as "Civic", on the north side and the parliamentary triangle and embassy area is on the south side. Attractopms include the National Museum of Australia and the Australian War Memorial on the north side and the National Library and National Gallery of Australia on the south side.
Canberra is also home to many national monuments, museums, and galleries. It is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors, with excellent cycling, gardens, parks, bushwalking and nature reserves.
Things to see and do
* Australian War Memorial
* Parliament House
* National Museum of Australia
* National Gallery of Australia
* High Court of Australia
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 348,000 approx
Land Area - 814.2 km²
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – The Port of Batemans Bay, Shoalhaven provides access for visitors to Canberra.
Travel Links – Canberra International Airport is well served by flights from other Australian capital cities. Virgin Blue, Qantas, Tiger Airways and Brindella Airlines all fly to Canberra daily.
Trains are available from Sydney (NSW Countrylink) 4 hrs, and Melbourne (Countrylink).
Bus services to Canberra inlcude Murrays from Sydney, Greyhound Pioneer, NSW Countrylink from Eden, Bega and Cooma and V/Line from Melbourne.