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Queanbeyan Area

country living ~ city benefits

Queanbeyan, part of Capital Country, is conveniently located within this diverse, exciting region, only fifteen minutes from Canberra, the National Capital and 298 kilometres south east ofSE of Sydney. Enjoy the many attractions in Canberra whilst staying in Queanbeyan.

The site of Queanbeyan, New South Wales was first viewed in 1820 by three explorers, Charles Throsby Smith, Joseph Wild and James Vaughan whilst searching for the Murrumbidgee River. Queanbeyan, considered by many as the birthplace of the National Capital, has many old buildings still standing, some of which are open to the public.

The Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre, 1 Farrer Place, was built in 1924 as the third home of Queanbeyan Municipal Council, the present Queanbeyan City Council Chambers are located in the former School of Arts building constructed in 1927 and the Queanbeyan Museum, containing interesting memorabilia from the region’s past, was built in 1876 as the Police Sergeant’s residence. Many of the churches also date back to the mid 1800s.

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