Love waking up to crisp, fresh air? Want to be in close proximity to Australia’s best ski fields? Want to get anywhere within 20 minutes? Canberra is Australia’s capital city and it can offer all of those things and more. A green, leafy city with a peaceful vibe and plenty to see and do, Canberra is ideal for lots of different types of people: from young professionals to young families, retirees and more.
Here are our top five reasons for moving to Canberra and who to call if you’re keen to do it!
Canberra is conveniently located. In fact, some say that Canberra was chosen as the capital of Australia because of its perfect location, between Sydney and Melbourne. Aside from being in close proximity to these cities, Canberra is also close to some of Australia’s best beach areas. It’s just a two-hour drive to the South Coast region of New South Wales, full of much-loved beach villages like Merimbula, Batemans Bay and Bermagui. It’s also a two-hour drive to Australia’s snow country!
2) Let it snow
Speaking of which, if you love your snow sports, Canberra is the place to be for you. The Australian Alps are situated right behind the city, making it an easy drive to some of the best snow resorts in Australia. Jindabyne and the Perisher Valley are where Canberrans flock during the winter to hone their skiing and snowboarding skills.
As the capital city of Australia, you’d think there’d be a few things you can see and do in Canberra that you couldn’t do anywhere else – and you’d be correct. The National Gallery of Australia is one of the biggest art galleries in the country, home to over 166,000 piece of art for you to feast your eyes on. The National Museum and National Library are also at your doorstep.
Canberra is an entirely planned city, with a lower population than most other Aussie cities. At just over 400,000 people, Canberra has a laid-back feel with its cruisy traffic and spacious layout. Traffic jams are barely a thing in Canberra, so if road rage is something you’re prone to, you can leave that behind in New Zealand!
Living in Canberra means living close to nature. Beautiful lakes, rivers, forests, mountains and parks are what makes Canberra so naturally pretty. If you’re a fan of camping or four-wheel-driving, Canberra is basically one big playground.
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