Make a stop this morning in Corryong, famous as the final resting place of Jack Riley, considered by many to be the inspiration for the hero in Banjo Paterson's poem The Man from Snowy River. Visit Jack Riley's grave at the Corryong Cemetery or learn more about the legend at The Man from Snowy River Folk Museum.
You could also make a stop in Thredbo, an alpine village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of south-eastern Australia. The Kosciuszko Express chairlift provides access to ski runs and offers panoramic mountain views year-round. The Mount Kosciuszko summit walk leads to the top of Australia’s highest peak. Wildflowers dot the mountains in spring and summer whilst the trout-filled Thredbo River winds through the village.
Canberra is Australia's National Capital. The city is situated on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, a huge man-made lake named after the city's designer, American architect Walter Burley Griffin. The city features very modern buildings, Australia's new Parliament House (opened by the Queen in 1988), the Australian War Memorial and an interesting array of foreign embassies and diplomatic residences. Canberra is home to nearly 80 embassies and high commissions and most of them can be found in the suburb of Yarralumla, where you can take a leisurely drive and see traditional and modern architecture from many countries. Highlights include the spectacular traditional design of the Chinese Embassy and the long-house style of the High Commission of Papua New Guinea. Look for the Mexican Embassy’s giant shingle roof and the United States Embassy built in a modified Georgian style.
From mid September to mid October you can visit Canberra’s annual flower festival; Floriade, Australia’s biggest celebration of spring is set to delight the green thumb, the floral aficionado or the backyard gardener with 30 days of blooms, food and entertainment.can