The acronym ACT stands for Australian Capital Territory, a judicial area located around Canberra, the county’s capital city. The largest inland city in the country; ACT Canberra is 280 km (170 miles) south-west of Sydney. The aborigine people of Australia have lived in this area for over 20,000 years. Canberra is a gateway to many of Australia’s wonders, from the Snowy Mountains to the natural beauty of the coastline.
Canberra offers an economy split between government and defence, and new technology. Tower Software and Rule Burst are two independent software companies that are now headquartered in Canberra. Many such companies have moved into the area to capitalise on government contracts and there is still office space available. There are also several Australian Defence Force establishments located in the ACT; such defence institutions include the Australian Defence Force headquarters and HMAS Harman, a naval communications centre.
Entertainment And Dining Out
In ACT Canberra there are many entertainment options after dark. Areas to go and enjoy a view of the cities lights include Black Mountain Tower, Red Hill, or Mount Ainslie lookouts. Daytime and evening ice-skating is popular in the city, you can also go bowling, or choose from one of the many cinemas to see a movie. Food lovers will definitely enjoy ACT Canberra. There are stylish cafes, restaurants with a view and vineyard restaurants offering their latest vintage with each meal. The city has several award-wining hospitality schools producing talented chefs and over 300 dining establishments. Be sure to try Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse for lunch or dinner, as this is a perfect location to entertain corporate clients.
A major airport within the ACT is the Canberra International Airport, which is within 5 km (3 miles) of the city centre. There are many walking routes and an extensive network of cycle paths in the city. The Northbourne Avenue is a major capillary in Canberra and connects to the Federal Highway leading North to Sydney. CountryLink trains can be taken from the Canberra railway terminus, located in the Kingston district.