Australian Capital Territory
Although Canberra is Australia’s capital, power and politics do not permeate every inch of the city. National monuments and lush parks proudly stand along the carefully planned streets, and the locals are more likely to argue about sports than statesmen. Furthermore, a large proportion of Canberra’s population is comprised of university students, guaranteeing a lively nightlife. Canberra is blessed with a wealth of cultural treasures including the impressive National Gallery of Australia and the sobering Australian War Memorial. Parliament House is quintessentially Australian with its grassed roof, allowing Aussies to walk over the heads of their representatives and perhaps bump into kangaroos – they’ve been spotted grazing on the grounds. Only in Canberra does politics get this wild!