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  • Day173


    March 20, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 19 °C

    Heute besuchten wir die Hauptstadt Australiens.

    Den ersten Stopp machten wir im Regierungsgebäude. Auf einer Führung erfuhren wir Vieles über das Gebäude und das Regierungssystem in Australien. Das riesige Gebäude wurde erst 1988 eröffnet, hat 4500 Zimmer und es arbeiten bis zu 5000 Personen darin. Für einige Minuten konnten wir auch den Politikern im Senat bei der täglichen Arbeit zusehen.

    Den zweiten Stopp machten wir beim Museum von Canberra. Die Ausstellung zeigt die Entstehung der Stadt, welche vor ca. 100 Jahren vom ersten Stein an künstlich aufgebaut wurde. Der Streit zwischen Sydney und Melbourne endete in dieser Kunststadt inmitten des Niemandslands.

    Den dritten Stopp machten wir auf dem Hausberg von Canberra. Auf dem Antennenturm hat man eine super Aussicht über die Stadt und kann verschiedenen Stadtteile und den künstlichen See gut überblicken.
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  • Day359


    July 21, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Seems crazy to travel to perhaps the coldest region in Australia in winter, but anyway, here we are. As overseas trips are off the cards for probably 12 months or more, it's a great opportunity to explore different regions of our great country. We were in the capital territory with family, so it made sense to explore this region while we were in the area. First stop Cooma!

    A lovely clear (bit cold) sunny day and about an hour run down the highway from Queanbeyan and we arrived at Cooma. We had been told that the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre was well worth a visit so we stopped there. The scale of the scheme was incredible and is still viewed as one of the 7 engineering wonders of the world. It also is one of the main reasons that Australia became a multicultural nation as workers were brought in from over 30 different countries and settled in Australia bringing their culture and best of all, their food.

    We checked into our home away from home for 2 nights - a cabin in the local caravan park. Fairly basic but being self contained means we can cook our own meals. Then we went on the Lambie town walk, about 5km walk around the town, which took us to the major highlights of the town. Finished off at the Nannygoat hill lookout .
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Cooma, OOM, Кума