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Queanbeyan (including Molonglo)
Large service centre just beyond the limits of the Australian Capital Territory.
Queanbeyan is a city of 28 000 people located on the Queanbeyan River 291 km south-west of Sydney via Tarago and Bungendore and 18 km south-east of the centre of Canberra. It is essentially in NSW although parts of the city sprawl over the ACT border. Queanbeyan is situated at an elevation of 576 m.
The action in Australia's political and national capital is centred around Parliament House, reflected spectacularly at night in Lake Burley Griffin. This city is not solely about politics; it is surrounded in national parks that you can hike, bike or ride; and some of the nation's best art exhibitions pass through its galleries. On weekends, poke around its markets and graze some of the area's best produce.