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Canberra is a unique city, with some of the best cultural attractions in Australia. It has an distinct atmosphere and is located in a beautiful setting, surrounded by hills and easily accessible bushland.

As the national capital, Canberra houses a range of national institutions. Whatever takes your fancy - the Australian art collection of the National Gallery of Australia, taking a tour of our magnificent Parliament House, discovering our film heritage at the National Film and Sound Archive or remembering the heroism of Australia's soldiers at the Australian War Memorial - there is something for everyone in Canberra.

The National Capital Authority, on behalf of the Commonwealth Government, manages a number of national attractions including Anzac Parade, the Captain Cook Memorial, Old Parliament House Gardens and the National Carillon. The National Capital Exhibition and Blundells Cottage, which provide visitors with an understanding of the history and development of our national capital, are also managed by the National Capital Authority.

Canberra is the symbolic home of all Australians. Our national capital embodies our heritage, aspirations, unity and values. It symbolises Australian society, culture and diversity.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2008 09:01