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 Australian Capital Territory 

Australian Institute of Sport - You can see the world of the champion athlete from the inside as you tour the complex, with an athlete as your guide.  Visit the new Ansett Sports Visitor Centre, which incorporates Sportex - an exhibition of interactive sports displays, videos and tributes, as well as the latest sports technology.

Australian National Botanical Gardens - The Australian National Botanic Gardens, nestled at the foot of Black Mountain, are devoted entirely to plants native to Australia. The Gardens have the finest collection of Australian flora in the world.

Australian War Memorial - The Memorial complex includes commemorative areas, a sculpture garden, gallery exhibits, research facilities, and function spaces.

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex - The Complex houses one of just three tracking stations in the world linked to NASA's Deep Space control centre. See space memorabilia.

Canberra Museum and Gallery - The Canberra Museum and Gallery integrates visual arts and social history in a range of exciting exhibitions, projects and education programs that explore Canberra's cultural and social issues and possibilities.

Canberra Nature Park - The many bush hills and ridges in Canberra such as Black Mountain, Mount Ainslie and Mount Taylor are known as Canberra Nature Park. Grazing kangaroos and colorful birds are a common sight as are beautiful wildflowers such as everlasting daisies and delicate orchids.

Canberra Railway Museum - The Canberra Railway Museum houses one of Australia's oldest operating steam locomotives the museum also houses Australia's biggest steam engine.

Cockington Green Gardens - Cockington Green in Canberra features meticulously crafted miniature buildings of Great Britain set within superbly landscaped gardens.

Corin Forest - A fun park for the whole family featuring a bobsled alpine slide, flying foxes and lots of winter recreation.

Museum of Australian Democracy - The Museum of Australian Democracy seeks to teach about and preserve Australia's commitment to democracy. This museum is designed to present historical documents and information in an entertaining and interactive manner that will enhance learning and the enjoyment of those who visit. The museum is housed in the Old Parliament House.

Mount Stromlo Observatory - Stromlo Exploratory is an educational centre designed to help satisfy the never ending quest for knowledge about astronomy and related sciences. The Exploratory boasts two floors of full hands on exhibits.

National Museum of Australia - The National Museum of Australia tells the stories of Australia's land, people and nation.

National Portrait Gallery - Meet artists and explorers, actors and politicians, sportspeople and scientists, Aboriginal people, Torres Strait Islanders and recent immigrants.

National Gallery of Australia - Australia's national Art Gallery provides access to and information about Australian Art, Aboriginal Art, Asian Art and International art including paintings, prints, barks, sculpture, photography, posters, textiles, illustrated books and decorative arts.

Questacon - Experience an earthquake, see lightning made before your eyes, understand the science of cooking a meal, throwing a ball or making a telephone call. The centre offers more than 200 exhibits.

Royal Australian Mint - Visitors to the Royal Australian Mint can enjoy an explanation of coins and coin production, see money being made, make their own coin or buy collector coins and souvenirs.

National Film and Sound Archive - The National Film and Sound Archive is dedicated to preserving Australia's video and musical heritage. The archive has collected over 2 million audiovisual works during its existence. The archive offers a unique look into the culture of Australia as portrayed through the audiovisual arts.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - At Tidbinbilla you can glimpse the past way of life of Aboriginal people as well as the stories of European settlers.  You can walk among kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, birds and other wildlife in their own habitat.