April 2016: Canberra by Bike

Whilst not a capital city with the same gravitas and history as Washington D.C. or Ottawa or London, Canberra traditionally gets a raw deal from people who point out it’s soulless appearance, early closing times for everything and distinct lack of a big-town feel. But if you like the outdoors, then Canberra is a really great place. There’s so many opportunities for walking and riding and other physical pursuits around the city. On a gorgeous April Saturday, the start of the ANZAC Day long weekend, we hired bikes and set out to see as many landmarks as possible…

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The Australian flag on Capital Hill
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New Parliament House
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Main foyer, Parliament House.
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House of Representatives
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The Senate
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Commonwealth Avenue looking towards Capital Hill & Parliament House
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Lake Burley-Griffin, Black Mountain & Telstra Tower
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National Museum of Australia
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National Library of Australia
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There are so many trails through the lakefront parkland
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Bikes parked for a photographic break.
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Love this photo. Autumn colour & the National Library
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We weren’t the only riders out enjoying the day.
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Advance Australia Fair.
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Looking down Lake Burley-Griffin to the National Carillon
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Good shot of the Old & New Parliament Houses
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Pretty amazing weather, too.
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National Carillon
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Rode so far around the lake we ended up in the middle of nowhere…
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Brindabella Mountains in the distance.
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Riding along the waterfront near Parliament House & Questacon
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We rode down to where Lake Burley Griffin becomes the Molonglo River
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Rickety old bridge in the Jerrabomberra Wetlands
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Jerrabomberra Wetlands with Telstra Tower in the distance.

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