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Canberra´s most important public buildings are located within the Parliamentary Triangle, formed by the lake on the north side and two long avenues, Commonwealth and Kings, which radiate from Capital Hill, the city´s political and geographical epicenter. The triangle itself can be explored comfortably on foot, but you´ll need transportation for the rest of your stay in the city. Although locals maintain otherwise, with its radial roads, erratic signage, and often large distances between suburbs, Canberra can be difficult to negotiate by car. The best solution is to buy a good street map, and try to relax about missing turnoffs and ending up on the wrong radial road. Maps featuring clearly marked scenic drives are available from the Canberra Visitor Centre. If you don´t rent a car, Canberra´s ACTION buses and the Murrays Canberra Explorer Central can get you around town comfortably and without stress.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|