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Capital Country

This area offers some of the best rural experiences of country Australia - the historic villages of Braidwood and Bungendore, colonial architecture and great food and wine. Braidwood, which has a superb example of a 19th century streetscape, was the first town in New South Wales to be heritage-listed. You'll enjoy exploring Bungendore's historic inn and art galleries.

Just 10 minutes' drive from Canberra, the lively city of Queanbeyan revels in its sporting, cultural and artistic communities.

The region has a range of stunning natural attractions such as Deua National Park, one of the state's largest natural forests, and Monga National Park. At Googong Dam, 10 kilometres south of Queanbeyan, you can fish, canoe or sail.

Paliament House, Canberra


Capital Country: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Googong Foreshores


The Googong Foreshore area is ideal for sightseeing, fishing, bushwalking, picnicking, canoeing and sailing.

Swimming is restricted to downstream of the weir wall only near the picnic areas and camping is not permitted.

Googong Foreshores is located 10 kilometres south of Queanbeyan and the London Bridge area is a further 16 kilometres south towards Burra. The dam wall is 62 metres high and the spillway can be viewed from a car park at the northern end. It is the water catchment area for Canberra and Queanbeyan, a recreation area for public use and a wildlife refuge.

London Bridge Arch is an interesting limestone formation, formed when water flowing along Burra Creek leaked through cracks in the limestone. These cracks were enlarged as the limestone was dissolved and worn away, forming caves and eventually the London Bridge Arch.




Googong Dam Road,
Googong
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.1K from Capital Country

Queanbeyan Printing Museum


The Queanbeyan Printing Museum is one of only a handful nationwide and is fully operational, offering a range of restored machines from the 1870s through to 1960s when letterpress printing in Queanbeyan was superseded by electronics and computerised typesetting.

The museum has 12 main sections from hand-set type, through hot-metal production, including a model 14 Lintotype, to a variety of printing presses such as Wharfedale hand-fed press, various platens, proof presses and a Meihle automatic commercial printing press. A complete photographic darkroom is also featured. All machines have been restored to operational mode.

A number of machines came from the "Queanbeyan Age" newspaper. The Age was established in 1860 and is still being produced today. The static displays include tools of trade and memorabilia of a bygone age of the printing profession with photographs and reproductions of The Age front pages on display.





20 Farrer Place
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.2K from Capital Country

Capital Country: Activities

  • Take part in fun interactive science at Questacon
  • See Australian politics in action at Parliament House
  • Enjoy some retail therapy at Braddon, Manuka or Kingston
  • Visit the National Museum of Australia
  • Explore the wineries and townships of the surrounding regions

Capital Country: Events

The Queanbeyan Gift 2015


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The Queanbeyan Gift 2015 will be once again held in the picturesque Queanbeyan Park and will see some of the country's best athletes and junior stars competing. This year's carnival is shaping up to be the biggest and the best in its 16-year history, with the introduction of new races and family focused activities. The Friday before the Gift, the Queanbeyan Hotel will host the Queanbeyan Gift Calcutta (tickets on sale).

This years Queanbeyan Gift 2015 'Street Party' will be held at Crawford Street. With the huge success of last year's Street Party, planning is well underway for 2015 to be bigger and better!!! There will be action packed family fun with lots of street performers, the Basezero Rock Climbing wall, Santa, the big Christmas Tree plus a lot more to do for the kids, interesting food stalls and great music.























































































Event Dates
2015
      21st Nov
      22nd Nov
2016
      21st Nov
      22nd Nov


Queanbeyan Park,
Lowe Street
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.0K from Capital Country

Queanbeyan Open Studios and Arts Trail


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Queanbeyan Open Studios and Arts Trail will be give you the opportunity to catch a glimpse into an artist's world of painters, metal-workers, jewellers and textile artists as they throw open their studios.

You can travel the studio and gallery trail independently, or take a bus tour. This leisurely trip includes lunch and afternoon tea.


Event Dates
2016
      6th Nov


Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.1K from Capital Country

Carnivale-Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival


The much anticipated Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival - Carnivale returns for another year, even more vibrant and culturally packed!

Come and see over 20 spectacular performances, including high energy African dancers, traditional Maori show, the very energetic Macedonian Dance Troupe, the majestic Egyptian Folkloric Dancers, the colour and movement of Mexico Lindo, stunning Belly Dancers and much, much more.....!

This year, show how proud you are of this multicultural community by witnessing the public signing between Queanbeyan City Council and the Refugee Council of Australia acknowledging Queanbeyan as a Refugee Welcome Zone. This zone means that Queanbeyan is committed to welcoming refugees into their community.

Arrive for the performances, stay for the food and free family activities, the dancing and all round warm feeling that is this multicultural community! All are welcome.







Event Dates
2016
      28th Feb


Lowe Street
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.2K from Capital Country

The Queanbeyan Ceilidh


The Queanbeyan Ceilidh is an annual free community event for people of all ages. A Ceilidh is a Scottish Celtic gathering that brings together members of the community, to experience Scottish/ Celtic music, singing, dancing, poetry, pipe bands and highland dancing. The Ceilidh is proudly supported by The Queanbeyan Council.




Event Dates
2016
      13th Mar


Bicentennial Centre,
253 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.2K from Capital Country

Big 3 Car Show


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The American Car Nationals, 'Big 3 Car Show' and Queanbeyan Swap Meet is on at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds in November 2015.

The 'Big 3 Car Show' is on Saturday and 'The American Car Nationals is on Sunday. The Queanbeyan Swap Meet will be held over both days.

The 'Big 3 Car Show' is open to all makes and models of Ford and General Motors vehicles and Chrysler vehicles; and is run in conjunction with the Queanbeyan Swap Meet. Cars can be placed on the oval early, allowing you time to check out the Queanbeyan Swap Meet, before the Big 3 Car Show.


Event Dates
2015
      21st Nov
2016
      21st Nov


Glebe Avenue,
Queanbeyan Showground
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.4K from Capital Country

4 Wheel Drive Spectacular


***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***

The Four Wheel Drive Spectacular is held biennially in Queanbeyan to encourage responsible and recreational use of 4WD vehicles in the Australian environment. The event provides four wheel drivers or potential drivers with access to information and products that will encourage responsible outdoor activities.

Features include: over one hundred 4WD vehicle and accessory exhibitions, the latest 4WD vehicles, tents and camping equipment, ACT and Regional 4WD Club displays, food stalls and coffee tents and activities for kids.

The event schedule will provide many static and action displays of 4WD activities.


Event Dates
2018
      30th Jan
      31st Jan


Glebe Avenue
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.4K from Capital Country

American Car Nationals


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The American Car Nationals, 'Big 3 Car Show' and Queanbeyan Swap Meet is on at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds in November 2015.

They present the original and amazing American Car Nationals! If you love American metal don't miss this show! The American Car Nationals are open to all makes, models and years of American cars, hot rods, trucks, boats, caravans and machinery. Queanbeyan Swap Meet will be held all weekend at the same venue.


Event Dates
2015
      22nd Nov
2016
      22nd Nov


Glebe Avenue
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.4K from Capital Country

Capital Country: Travel Tips

Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre


Queanbeyan welcomes all visitors to the city. The Visitor Information Centre is situated in one of the city's iconic, heritage listed buildings, smack bang in the middle of town.

The friendly staff at the centre pride themselves on delivering up to date information on the city, Canberra and the region. Customer service is their number one priority.

The centre has an array of caravan, camping and accommodation information, free maps and National Park guides, as well as a multitude of interesting information about Queanbeyan, the local region and beyond.

The garden around the centre is an attraction all of its own. The roses are especially of interest, creating a talking point for most visitors to the centre.




1 Farrer Place
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.1K from Capital Country

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