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Royal Australian Mint, Canberra

  • The Royal Australian Mint is a coin mint, which was opened in 1965, situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, within the suburb of Deakin. All new Australian circulating coins are minted at the Royal Australian Mint. Before the opening of the Australian mint, the Australian coins were struck at branches of the Royal Mint, which were the Sydney Mint, Melbourne Mint and the Perth Mint.

    The Royal Australian Mint is the first mint in Australia not to be a branch of the Royal Mint of London. The only other operational mint in Australia was the Perth Mint. Planning for a mint started in 1959, when it was proposed to move Royal Mint branch from Melbourne to Canberra. It was officially opened through The Duke of Edinburgh on 22 February 1965, coinciding the decimal currency, which was introduced into circulation on 14 February 1966.



    The mint consists of two buildings, an administration building and a process building. The administration building house engravers, a laboratory, and a vibration-free basement where coinage is measured to ensure correct size and weight. The mint is an Australian Public Service agency, staffed through the Department of the Treasury.

    Location: Deakin suburb, Canberra, Australia.

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Australian National Botanic Gardens

People Canberra is like the most because there are Good guests Centre with useful guides. Maps offered. Smart ways around numerous sorts of plantings and Australian environments, plenty of that at pre-wheelchair friendly. We tend to notably like the forest vale and Eucalyptus field. The restaurant is sweet for occasional and cakes.

We walked from the top of the gardens on to the Black Mountain Summit Path that was exhausting going and not in the slightest degree appropriate for wheelchairs or but active folks. However, it absolutely was worthwhile to go to the Telstra Tower and see the brilliant views. Those of people coming for fresh the mind and also took meditation.



Location: Clunies Ross Street | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia.

OPENING HOURS:-Gardens: Daily Morning 8.30 am to Evening 5pm daily; Visitor Centre: Daily Morning 9.30am to Evening 4.30pm; closed Christmas Day

ENTRY COSTS:-Free 
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Telstra Tower

Telstra Tower is also known as a black mountain tower and was formerly known as a Teleco Tower is a telecommunications tower lookout that is situated above the summit of Black Mountain in Australia's capital city of Canberra. Rising 195.2 meters (640 ft) above the mountain summit, it is not only a landmark in Canberra, but also offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding countryside from an indoor observation deck and two outdoor viewing platforms.

In April 1970, the Postmaster General at the time commissioned the Commonwealth Department of Housing and Construction to carry out of feasibility study in relation to tower on Black Mountain accommodating both communication services and facilities for visitors. The tower was about to replace the microwave relay station on Red Hill and the television broadcast masts already on Black Mountain.



William Roy, at the time in charge of Canberra ABC radio and television transmitters, was employed to supervise the installation of technical support equipment in the Tower and became a first Principal Technical Officer. Black Mountain Tower then was opened on 15 May 1980 by Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. It was officially being named as Telecom Tower, and when the telecommunications company was re branded in 1993, became Telstra Tower.

Location: Canberra, Australia.
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Mount Majura Vineyard

We recently visited Majura winemaker wherever we tend to were pleasantly shocked by the standard and blends of their wines. We tend to significantly enjoy the Visitviniferous painter, Molli, and sweet Molli all of that we tend to down very well with the cheese and meat platters we purchased. Sitting outside in the afternoon sun was tremendous .if you do not see the grapes sign early you'll miss the turnoff.

Nonetheless, we tend to found a service space to show around and went back. Smart vary of reds and whites and an excellent tasting space, you sit down and wines come back to you. Finally and theist significantly the wine was fantastic!! We tend to purchase six bottles!!

Location: RMB 314 Majura Rd, Fyshwick 2609, Australia.

Opening Hours:-Thursday to Monday- 10am to 5pm: ANZAC Day: 12pm-5pm: and some days like on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, January 2nd and Good Friday closed.
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Beijing Garden

Canberra is also famous for this garden, A Chinese ancient garden at intervals Lennox Gardens, on the formation of Lake Burley mythical monster. A conventional Chinese gate welcomes guests. Ways meander past sculptures crafted by Chinese stone masonry the Chinese tent offers an area for the quiet get back get pleasure from the garden's serenity and delightful views across the lake towards a number of Canberra's known landmarks just like the National repository and Telstra tower.

The symbols, creatures from Chinese mythology, a unit of measurement revered as deities with each representing a celestial constellation, a season and one in all the cardinal points. So, on this sculpture you will be ready to see any type of birds and beasts like: A black turtle, an azure dragon, a vermilion (Phoenix) bird, a white tiger,

Location:Flynn Drive, Yarralumla

OPENING HOURS:-Open 24 hours a day

ENTRY COSTS: -Free 
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National Carillon

The National Carillon, which is situated on Aspen Island in central Canberra, Australia is a large carillon managed and also maintained by the National Capital Authority on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia. The carillon was a gift from the British government to the people of Australia so as to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Capital, Canberra. Queen Elizabeth II opened National Carillon on 26 April 1970.

The 50 meters tall National Carillon tower was designed by the Western Australian architects Cameron, Chisholm Nicol. The concept initially came from an architect Mr. Don Ho working with Cameron Chisholm Nicol in 1968.In 2004 the carillon also underwent a refurbishment including renovation of the interior function facilities and the addition of two extra bells.



Consultants were the CCN, from the Sydney office. Carillons must have at least 23 bells which to be considered as such and the National Carillon has 55 which was increased from 53 during refurbishments in 2003.Each ball weighs from seven kilograms to six tonnes. The bells span four and a half octaves chromatically.

Location: Aspen Island, Central Canberra, Australia.
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Cockington Green Gardens

Cockington Green Gardens a park of miniatures, situated in the Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory. Doug and Brenda, Sarah had an idea to create a miniature village in 1972 and Cockington Green was then opened on 3rd November 1979.The business is a family owned and operated, incorporating over four generations. Cockington Green Gardens offer to visitors an experience one cannot find anywhere else.

Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set in the beautifully landscaped gardens to make the Canberra visit complete. Created by Doug and Brenda, Sarah Cockington Green Gardens is family owned and operated attraction, with nearly four generations involved in its operation over the past 35 years.



Opened to the public in 1979, Cockington Green is one of the Canberra’s landmark attractions and being a winner of an Australian Tourism Award with many local tourism industry awards in present time. While being in the park, one can visit the Rose Room indoor exhibition, featuring ‘Waverley’ a 34 room Dolls House, enjoy a coffee in the Parsons Nose Garden Cafe.

Location: 11 Gold Creek Road, Canberra,Australia.
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The National Portrait Gallery

Canberra city has after having spent many hours strolling through the large expanses of the NGA, the Portrait Gallery was on behalf of me a welcome modification.
I was all fascinated staring at the variety of the portraits. Such is that the talent of the many of our Nation's greatest artists, that the paintings virtually appear to return to life.

I will be able to undoubtedly be visiting once more. After having spent many hours strolling through the large expanses of the NGA, the Portrait Gallery was on behalf of me a welcome modification. On a way totally different scale with smaller gallery areas, the PG had a sense of way bigger intimacy and reference to the large assortment of beautiful portraits.



Location: King Edward Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia.

OPENING HOURS:-Daily: 10am - 5pm; Closed Christmas Day.

ENTRY COSTS:-Free 
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Lake Burley Griffin

A Canberra city person comes for The Lake is commonly underestimated; however, its superb quality methods around it and a loop walk may be terrific thanks to seeing a number of the nation's landmark buildings. The views square measure special all year around, though this is my favorite’s time of season once the colors square measure spectacular. Otherwise, you will take a leisurely cruise around it and luxuriate in the panorama from the water.

Swimming within the lake is certainly doable in summer, though I'd advise not ingesting an excessive amount of the water. This lake has three loops for walking, running and sport. One is concerning 5k, one concerning 9k and also the different concerning 16k, therefore, one thing for all. a stunning time out.

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Location: Canberra, Australia.

OPENING HOURS:-Accessible all hours

ENTRY COSTS:-Free 

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