Capital Territory
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was created as a compromise; both Sydney and Melbourne thought that they should be Australia's capital city and the authorities decided that the only answer was to create a new city, within its own territory, between the two rivals.

Direct Flights to Capital Territory, Australia

Direct Flights to Capital Territory, Australia
Australia’s Capital Territory (ACT) is located almost 300 kilometres from Sydney and was created in 1908 as a brand new territory in which to accommodate the newly developed Capital city of Australia, Canberra.

The main airport in ACT is situated in Canberra, there are no direct flights into Australia's Capital Territory from the UK. The best way to get there is to fly into one of the main Australian gateway cities such as Sydney or Melbourne and take a domestic flight into Canberra.

As with most destinations, flight prices tend to increase the closer to your time of departure so book early to take advantage of the cheapest flights available. Prices will also be at a premium during the peak season such as the Christmas holidays and over the summer months.

Cheap Flights to Capital Territory, Australia

With a beautiful landscape of weathered limestone plains and mountains, typical Australian bushland and an abundance of National Parks and protected reserves, ACT is blessed with historic small towns, superb wildlife and birdlife, wineries and Aboriginal rock art.

Canberra, the capital of ACT and the capital of Australia is the heart of political power and home to Government buildings, architectural heritage and a superb collection of museums and art galleries. Explore Canberra’s treasures including the Australian National Gallery, the National Museum and the National Botanic Gardens.

Head to ACT’s Namadgi National Park for a variety of outdoor pursuits including horse riding, hiking, mountain biking and fishing and to visit the ancient Aboriginal rock art sites.

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Capital Territory Climate

Capital Territory Climate
Because of its elevation 650 metres (2,130 ft) and distance from the coast, the Australian Capital Territory experiences four distinct seasons, unlike many other Australian cities whose climates are moderated by the sea. Canberra is notorious for hot, dry summers, and cold winters with occasional fog and frequent frosts.

Many of the higher mountains in the territory's south-west are snow-covered for at least part of the winter. Thunderstorms can occur between October and March, and annual rainfall is 623 millimetres (24.5 in), with rainfall highest in spring and summer and lowest in winter.

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