Canberra city life
City life in Canberra is diverse and includes outdoor activities that will show you why the Canberra area is sometimes called “the best place to live in the world”. Between classes or in the weekend you can spend precious time at the Lake Burley Griffin or at the Black Mountain Tower, which offers you a spectacular view of the city.
You can learn more about the local culture from the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery or the National film and Sound Archive. The influence of the Garden City movements is visible at the Australian National Botanic Gardens or at the constantly expanding National Zoo and Aquarium.
Australian music and arts can be heard and seen at the Canberra Theatre and Playhouse, the Llewellyn Hall and the underground Street Theatre. The city is also famous for the Stone Day, a national large festival.
During the night, you can go to pubs, clubs, bard, live music halls or outdoor events.
International atmosphere in Canberra
Population in Canberra consists of young citizens, with an average age of 34 and, according to a national census, they are mobile and well-educated. They speak English and are open to visitors and students, since most of the time their number is pretty big.
You may also meet foreigners from the U.K., China, New Zealand, India and Vietnam. Along with students, they are welcomed in Canberra and they quickly adjust to the new environment.
Climate in Canberra is based on four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn last from September to November and March to May and, usually bring cool mornings and evenings and sunny days. The coldest days are in Winter, between June and August and sometimes they include light snowfalls. Average temperatures are 1°C (34°F) - 12°C (54°F). December – February is the summer period, with warm days. Temperatures range between 12°C (54°F) and 27°C (81°F).