Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory (abbreviated ACT) is a territory in the south east of Australia, enclaved within New South Wales. The Australian Capital Territory was created to house the nation’s capital Canberra with a population of 374,245. It is the smallest self-governing internal territory in Australia.

The ACT is bounded by the Goulburn-Cooma railway line in the east, the watershed of Naas Creek in the south, the watershed of the Cotter River in the west, and the watershed of the Molonglo River in the north-east. The ACT also has a small strip of territory around the southern end of the Beecroft Peninsula, which is the northern headland of Jervis Bay.

The ACT has a mostly dry, continental climate with warm to hot summers and cool winters. The average annual rainfall is 629 millimetres which is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month is October and the driest is June. During winter, snow falls in the nearby Australian Alps. January is the hottest month with average maximum temperatures of 28°C. The coldest month is July with average daily temperatures of 11°C which can drop below zero at night. Canberra has around nine hours a day of sunshine in summer, dropping to around five hours in winter.

Apart from the city of Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory also contains agricultural land (sheep, dairy cattle, vineyards and small amounts of crops) and a large area of national park (Namadgi National Park), much of it mountainous and forested. Small townships and communities located within the ACT include Williamsdale, Naas, Uriarra, Tharwa and Hall.

Tidbinbilla is a locality to the south-west of Canberra that features the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, operated by the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of its Deep Space Network. There are a large range of mountains, rivers and creeks in the Namadgi National Park. These include the Naas and Murrumbidgee Rivers.

Canberra

As the seat of the government of Australia, Canberra is the site of Parliament House, the High Court and numerous government departments and agencies. It is also the location of many social and cultural institutions of national significance, such as the Australian War Memorial, Australian National University, Australian Institute of Sport, National Gallery, National Museum and the National Library. The Australian Army's officer corps are trained at the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy is also located in the capital.

The city's design was influenced by the garden city movement and incorporates significant areas of natural vegetation that have earned Canberra the title of the "bush capital". Explore the treasure trove of national attractions, sprawling parklands and fashionable restaurants and bars.

Just a 45 minute drive from the city, you’ll find the wildlife, walking trails and Aboriginal rock art of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park in the northern Australian Alps. Drive the Poacher’s Trail to the wineries, farms and galleries of the surrounding scenic countryside. Hike past wildflowers and glacial lakes in the Snowy Mountains and spot dolphins from pristine beaches on the South Coast.

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LIFESTYLE BUSINESS – MOOROOK POST OFFICE, TAKE AWAY, GENERAL STORE & MORE

180000 + GST + STOCK
Riverland
FOR SALE: $180,000.00 + GST + Stock Have you ever dreamed of working and living in a quaint river town or joining a rapidly growing Riverland community? If you have, this is a rare opportunity for you to live your dream. Here is an opportunity to set yourself up for retirement. The Moorook General Store is located on the picturesque riverfront of Moorook South Australia and has been managed and operated as a successful business for many years. With an endless supply of repeat customers you will be sure to keep reaping the rewards from the established customers. There is als... 
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Hillview Farmstay

UNDER OFFER
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Wild Oak Restaurant

Wild Oak Restaurant

$285,000
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TUMUT LOG CABINS

TUMUT LOG CABINS

$990,000 Neg.
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Tropical Blooms

Tropical Blooms

$1,750,000 WIWO
Tropical North Queensland
In pursuit of a richer lifestyle? Ready for a change? An opportunity, favouring a balanced life does not come along very often. A tropical paradise where you can be your own boss and enjoy this appreciating asset! 12 acres of commercial flower farm located in Cairns, the gateway to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef. One of Australia's largest producers of exotic tropical flowers and foliage. Successfully trading for over 30 years. A diversified, well recognised and established business. Consistent annual profits of ~100K+ with plenty of growth potential. Owner/operator choosing to wor... 
Synergy Skin & Beauty

Synergy Skin & Beauty

$49,999 - VENDOR MUST SELL!
Riverland
A STANDOUT ONCE IN A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY Have you ever dreamed of owning your own Beauty salon? If you have, the opportunity will never be better than this. Synergy Skin & Beauty is an established salon which has been thriving for the past several years. Synergy Skin & Beauty have been delivering the highest quality beauty treatments and products possible. Included in the sale is a large client list which guarantees the rewards of having many repeat customers. Client satisfaction has been the highest priority in this business and will continue to be a core value for many years to co... 
LYRUP GENERAL STORE

LYRUP GENERAL STORE

320000
Riverland
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Fraser island Hideaway

Fraser island Hideaway

$1.300.000 - includes two walk in walk out freehold property .
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