About CanberraCanberra is the city that Federation created. Founded in 1913, Australia’s Capital is unique in that it was planned from the beginning as a garden city. It is sometimes referred to as the bush capital because pockets of bushland reserve extend almost to the city centre and over half of the Australian Capital Territory. Over half of the city is parkland & open space dotted with picnic areas. Australia's national government sits here, as does the highest court of Australia. Many of the most important monuments in the country are located in Canberra and they're visited by millions of people each year. Some of these attractions include the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia & National Museum of Australia. Canberra has five sign-posted Tourist Drives which take in most of the sights. Each begins at the City Hill Lookout, and three concentrate on the central area of Canberra, while the others take in the popular stops on the city outskirts & beyond.