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A trip around Australia simply isn’t complete without a few days
getting to know the place that showcases our national identity.
Dominated by the capital city of Canberra and the bushwalking
mecca of Namadgi National Park, the ACT fuses outdoor
adventure with an array of must-see national landmarks, while a
jam-packed events calendar keeps the region buzzing no matter
what time of year you visit.
Canberra Wine Region
Good Hope Resort
Around 130 vineyards and more than 30 cellar doors
decorate the hillsides that make up this boutique coolclimate wine region shared between NSW and the
ACT. Shaped by variations in elevation, soil, and the
individual touch of each winemaker, a Canberran wine
tour will see you sampling everything from Sangiovese
and Chardonnay to rare Gruner Veltliner varieties.
Located 15 minutes from Yass on the banks of Lake
Burrinjuck, Good Hope Resort’s cabins, caravan
spaces and campsites offer superb water views by
day and incredible star-gazing by night. When you’re
not boating, fishing, swimming or photographing the
night sky, the surrounding Canberra District Wine
region awaits.
www.goodhoperesort.com.au | (+61) 2 6227 1234
The Nation’s Capital
Crestview Tourist Park
There’s more to Australia’s capital city than politician
spotting at Parliament House. Through the cultural,
historical, artistic and scientific offerings of our
country’s preeminent museums, galleries and archives,
Canberra puts the many facets of an entire nation in
the spotlight. Get started with the National Botanic
Gardens, Questacon, the Royal Australian Mint and the
Australian War Memorial just to name a few.
On the ACT border not far from the airport, this
Queanbeyan park is your gateway to the nation’s capital
city. A vibrant restaurant and cafe district is practically
on your doorstep, while nearby Namadgi National Park
is a worthwhile day trip if you’re after a nature fix. Within
the manicured grounds you’ll find an array of villas,
cabins, caravan and camping sites.
Namadgi National Park
Sundown Villas
Picnic areas, dams, campgrounds, Aboriginal cultural
sites, and 160km of walking trails are scattered
throughout this lesser-known pocket of the northern
Australian Alps. Explore the fire trails by mountain
bike or horseback, hike to scenic summits, or walk
the Bendora Arboretum trail to see the last surviving
thickets of mature conifers and deciduous trees in
the region.
Sundown Villas, in the heart of the Australian Capital
Territory, is built on the grounds of the old Sundown
Drive-In Cinema which operated from 1969 to 1984.
Sweeping manicured acres are enhanced by modern
facilities such as the seasonal lagoon-style pool, while
salvaged relics of the old drive-in cinema can be seen
across the park.
www.canberracaravanpark.com.au | (02) 6297 2443
www.sundownvillas.com.au | (02) 6239 0333
For more information visit www.goseeaustralia.com.au

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