Quality Inn Country Plaza Queanbeyan
147 Uriarra Road
Queanbeyan, NS 2620
Phone: (61) 2 62971211
Fax: (61) 2 62973083
There is nothing like blasting your friends and family with splotches of paint as you relive your childhood again and again, and the perfect place to do that is Paintball Sports. There are seven playing fields to cater for all player levels and game tactics. Prices include lunch, instruction, clothing and protective gear. They are also open for night games on on certain days of the week, for which bookings are essential. Paintball also holds social tournaments for the real enthusiasts. Check website for more details and exact timings.
Here the river runs a picturesque course through a series of riverside and bushland picnic areas with barbecue and toilet facilities and broad swimming holes. The scenic drive past Blue Tiles picnic area and along the Molonglo River leads to an interesting collection of old ruins. A three kilometer walking track explores the scenic gorge and links up with Blue Tiles picnic area. This is another of the beautiful areas in the Canberra district, waiting to be explored. Further information and leaflets are available from Australian Capital Territory Forests which manages the area. Fifteen minutes drive east of central Canberra. For more information, call local authorities at +13 2281.
Set alongside the Queanbeyan River, the Queanbeyan Golf Club is open seven days a week. Visitors are always welcomed and staff can help you plan golf days for corporate or social groups. The 18-hole course is ideal for every playing level; with its greens set amid a relaxing backdrop of local bush land. Facilities include a licensed clubhouse, which is a great place for a meal or drink after your day's play. Open till late on Fridays and Saturdays. For more details, do check the website.
Grand Prix Karting is an indoor go-kart track, boasting the fastest karts in the Australian Capital Territory. Fully supervised, this is everyone's chance to speed in safety. Karts can be slowed for younger children, and dual karts are also available. Measure your personal best time with computerize lap timing. Children under 140 centimeters tall must ride with an adult. Barbecue facilities and an entertainment area are available. Groups are welcome.
Canberra's first golf course, the Capital is only a short drive from the city center and all are welcome. This 18-hole course is set amidst tall pine trees with a view of Red Hill. Clubs, buggies and carts are all available for hire, and equipment is for sale in the Pro Shop. Lessons and expert advice are also available. The spacious clubhouse includes facilities such as a bistro, bar, poker machines and function rooms. Bookings are required on weekends.
The American war memorial is an awe-inspiring structure, featuring an eagle on a podium, that towers over Canberra. It was unveiled by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in 1954. It was erected in grateful remembrance of the assistance given by Australia's ally, the United States of America, during World War II, 1941-1945.
Canberra's oldest swimming pool is a lovely venue set in the green surrounds of Manuka Circle. The architecture and atmosphere reflect the graciousness of the surrounding old Canberra suburbs. You will not find any gymnasium or health club facilities here, nor even an indoor all weather pool, but the pool is a generous 30 meters and what could be more natural than swimming outdoors in the Australian summer. Closed over winter, the pool is a favorite venue for local schools, residents and visitors alike. Facilities include changing rooms, children's pool and kiosk.
A visit to Tralee Station will be a real eye-opener, especially for city kids. The station is a beautiful old Australian farmhouse. Visitors are treated to a demonstration of sheep shearing and mustering, a stockwhip-cracking display, and boomerang throwing. A special bonus includes the chance to see kangaroos, emus, and wombats. And after all that, visitors are invited to a traditional barbecue lunch in the restaurant. Available for groups only, and bookings are a must. Located Fifteen minutes from central Canberra.
The National Trust (ACT)'s mission is to identify places and objects that are significant to the Australian Capital Territory, to foster public appreciation of those places and objects and advocate their conservation. Various committees including the Classification, Publications and Education and Cultural Committees work towards achieving these aims. Publications include pamphlets on "The Heritage of the ACT" and a series of brochures of self-guided tours around Canberra. The Education and Cultural Committee holds lectures and tours of heritage places. Do not forget to visit the gift shop at Old Parliament House.
This memorial, which was unveiled by Sir William Deane (former Governor General of Australia), is dedicated to the memory of all the nurses who served in wartime; people, who with sacrifice and courage, risked their lives for others. The memorial is composed of two sea-colored glass walls, which form a corridor. Inside the corridor, the walls are decorated with words, images, and the names of the countries and wars in which nurses have provided their assistance. The words beyond all praise are inscribed on the front wall.
A large cast bronze and stone memorial to King George V, who reigned from 1910-1936, stands opposite Old Parliament House. At the rear of the memorial is a carved stone figure of St George the equestrian in Armor. It is decorated with nine circular bronze portraits depicting the army, navy and air force during the Great War of 1914-1918. There are also bronze plaques of the Duke and Duchess of York, who opened the first Federal Parliament in Melbourne in 1901. A plaque of Sir Edmund Barton, the first Australian Prime Minister, is also on the memorial.
National Memorial to the Australian Army, which was unveiled by the Honorable Bill Hayden (former Governor General of Australia) in 1989, was erected in recognition of the contribution the men and women of the armed forces have made to this nation. It honors the courage of generations of Australians who have served in the army. Two imposing statues of "diggers" (Australian soldiers), depicting the camaraderie and mate-ship of the soldiers, are surrounded by seven pillars, which represent the seven major conflicts in which the Australian army has been involved. The memorial is set atop a jagged-edged dais surrounded by water, which symbolizes the sea and difficult terrain.