Canberra is the capital of Australia and is located in New South Wales on the east coast of Australia
, a 3 hour drive southwest of Sydney. The Molonglo River flows through Canberra across the Molonglo plain and has been dammed to form the iconic attraction, Lake Burley Griffin, in the centre of the city.
Canberra is a centre for government and the home to numerous government departments and agencies along with the Parliament House, a popular tourist destination. Axial road is one of the busiest in the city and runs from the Parliament to other major buildings, national museums and galleries. Garema Place and City Walk are open areas for pedestrians with many outdoor cafes and are also popular attractions.
Outside of the city centre, Canberra suburbs are organised through a hierarchy of different divisions including districts, town centres, group centres and suburbs. Most suburbs have a town centre which houses the shops and leisure venues.
Canberra Airport, situated in Pialligo approximately a 10 minute drive from the city centre, operates domestic flights only; the nearest international airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport which is just under a 3 hour drive away. Canberra Railway Station is located in Kingston and connects the city to Sydney. The most popular mode of transport is by far car with many roads running through the undeveloped districts, ideal for tunnels and dual carriageways.