Latitude, height above the sea level and distance from the sea play a dominant role in its climate. The Australian Capital Canberra experiences hot and dry summers and cool and wet winters. Fog and frost are a regular feature in winters. It seldom receives snowfall. Canberra experiences thunderstorms in September and March. Spring and summer bring the maximum rainfall.
Earlier Canberra was inhabited by the Aborigines who lived a nomadic life and moved from one place to another in search of seasonal foods. The scene of Canberra has changed over the years. Currently it is the heart of New South Wales. Secondly it is also the main tourist spot for people all over the world. Some of the main places to be visited in the Australian Capital Canberra are:
Australian War Memorial
This memorial was built to show respect and honor to the army men who died in the War of Common Wealth.
The National Portrait Gallery of Australia
The gallery has an assortment of portraits of well-known Australians
National Museum of Australia
This is the most famous museum of Australia set up by the National Museum of Australia Act 1980. This museum displays the original life of the Australians. The culture, history and geography of Australia can be speculated through this museum.
The Australian National Botanic Gardens
This botanical garden is under the Australian Government\'s Department of the Environment and Heritage. The tourists come to watch the flora and fauna of Australia.
The garden has a wide range of local plants and endangered species.
The Parliament House, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Old Parliament House and the National Library of Australia are some other important places which can be visited.
Canberra has bright scope for sports. Rugby, Netball, Ice Hockey and Cricket are well known sports played in Canberra.
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