Canberra is Australia's largest inland city and is situated in Australia's Capital Territory, much like Washington D.C in America. Its very obvious walking around Canberra that the city had been designed very specifically with nearly all roads being very straight and peculiar shapes being formed by the roads around the city.
We stayed in a slightly more expensive hostel (Canberra only had 3 'hostels') that had a spa, pool and a larger kitchen/eating area. Looking out the window on the way in to the city, the few, small building the Canberra does possess seemed to rise out of the bush. The city is completely surrounded with trees and plains and doesn't really look like it belongs.
It took us only a few hours to go around all of the notable areas of Canberra including the war memorial, Capital Hill and the embassy's. The war memorial was the only museum we managed to see before they all closed which had a quite simplistic and appealing look. I was surprised to find out a lot about Australian involvement in the 2 world wars, notably that 102,000 Australians died in combat in the 20th century.
Capital Hill and the embassy's were both a long walk across the lake and weren't as iconic as I expected them to be.
I'm glad we only spent one full day in Canberra as I can't imagine we would've found very much to do here with another day but I'm glad we came and saw it, next stop the city everyone else thinks is the Australian capital, Sydney!