|There are many hills in the immediate
area of Canberra, from the 195 metre (650 feet) Telstra
Tower, topping the 825 metre high (2750 feet) Black
Mountain, there is an stunning view of the area for those
who do not get dizzy in revolving restaurants (a meal is optional).
A hot air ballooning trip provides another way of taking in the
view. Glenloch Sheep Station,
situated in Belconnen on the outskirts of Canberra, is a popular
Activities include sheep shearing, sheep dog demonstrations, boomerang
throwing and rounded off with a traditional Australian barbecue
lunch. The Canberra Deep Space
Communications Complex, 40 kilometres
(25 miles) southwest of Canberra, contains a collection of space
models and memorabilia (including a substantial piece of the moon)
and interactive exhibits covering 40 years of space exploration.
The Snowy Mountains are to the south of Canberra,
in New South Wales, and provide brilliant opportunities for winter
skiing and summertime pursuits such as horse riding, bush walking
and water sports.
Organised trips from Canberra are available, for more details please
contact the Canberra Tourism & Events Corporation (see Contacts