There are many things for tourists to see while staying in the Australian Capital Territory. Many of these activities and attractions are free or have a minimal cost. Places of interest include the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Reptile Centre, National Museum and Gallery, Australian National Botanic Gardens and the embassies of various countries, including China and the USA.

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Kids at Questacon
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There are many things for tourists to see while staying in the Australian Capital Territory. Many of these activities and attractions are free or have a minimal cost.

Museums in the area offer visitors a look into Australia's past. Visit the Canberra Railway Museum and Calthorpe's House or view records at the National Archives of Australia.

Canberra is home to many art galleries, including the Canberra Museum and Gallery, which are well worth a visit on your next holiday.

The Australian National Botanic Gardens are located at the bottom of Black Mountain and have the largest collection of native Australian flora in the country. Be sure to look for the water dragons that live around the water features in the gardens.

A tour of the Royal Australian Mint will allow you to see how coins are made, and you will even get the chance to mint your own souvenir coin.

Questacon is a interactive museum of science, displaying exhibits ranging from the principles of physics through to the motion of an earthquake. You should allow at least half a day for this fun family attraction.

Other places of interest include the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Reptile Centre and the embassies of various countries, including China, Papua New Guinea and the USA.

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