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.


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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Samaria Farm

Samaria Farm

High Country
Are your creative and adventurous senses ready for life’s next chapter? If so Samaria Farm could just be the perfect destination for you. Located in Victoria’s fertile North East, 20 minutes from Benalla and 35 minutes from Mansfield, on a sealed road, this unique Agri business and lifestyle property offers a variety of income streams. The owners of this stunning property refer to it as their “garden of eden”. Located in the foothills of Mount Samaria National Park this property has been designed to enjoy the breathtaking views across the valleys to the North. With a circa 1880’s 3-bedro... 
Iconic Country Style Cottage in Historic Wine Village

Iconic Country Style Cottage in Historic Wine Village

$424,000 neg
Here is a unique and rare opportunity to purchase one of Great Western's most iconic and historically significant homes. In the property’s 108-year history this is only the 3rd time it has been offered for sale. . This beautiful 3-bedroom Victorian cottage was originally the residence of Great Western’s Blacksmith and has been tastefully renovated into an impressive modern home yet still retains many of its original historical features & charm with Baltic pine floors & ceilings and open red brick fireplaces. The large modern kitchen offers plenty of space and functionality with double ov... 


180000 + GST + STOCK
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... 
Byfield Cabins on Waterpark Creek

Byfield Cabins on Waterpark Creek

This beautiful 60 acre freehold property is located in the small community of Byfield, adjacent to the Byfield National Park. Located 50 kilometers North of the coastal town of Yeppoon and 75 kilometers from the City of Rockhampton in Central Qld. Byfield has a primary school and a very popular country cafe as well as other weekend attractions. Our 60 acre property is a natural subtropical bushland with the beautiful waterpark creek as our eastern boundary providing still water kayaking for our guests. We have established our small business as a quiet couples retreat with interesting walki... 
Farmstay/Country Resort in the Mountains

Farmstay/Country Resort in the Mountains

Southern QLD Country
This unique property ideally located in the centre of 4 National Parks, 3 lakes, horse riding and wineries has become available for someone looking to purchase a going concern lifestyle business. Less than 2 hours from Brisbane central, 45 minutes from Toowoomba and 2.5 hours from the Gold Coast and Noosa it is close to everything and a huge estimated 3 million population demographics. The closest rural town is only 10 minutes drive and has a school and shops necessary for day to day living. The 72 acre property is situated right on the New England Highway with all weather access and has... 
Arcadia Cottages

Arcadia Cottages

$2,950,000 - $3,150,000
Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
A rare opportunity to secure one of the area’s most highly regarded hospitality icons in the heart of the idyllic Dandenong Ranges. This sustainable full time business has allowed the owners of Arcadia Cottages to live, work, play and raise a family all without leaving home. It is rare to find a package that includes a proven business record and an idyllic lifestyle all in one place and just an hour from Melbourne. The heart of the business is the 4 private cottages hidden amongst the 2.4 acres of sun-soaked north facing gardens with ornamental ponds, ancient oaks, rhododendrons and maje... 
The Falls Tea House

The Falls Tea House

Tropical North Queensland
Offered to the market for sale on a walk-in, walk-out basis, 'The Falls Tea House' business in Millaa Millaa, established for over twenty years, is a multi-income stream performing enterprise. The business is available with the freehold (6 Theresa Creek Road, Millaa Millaa). The offering will appeal to buyers looking for a tree change lifestyle business with proven cashflow, as well as very comfortable on-site owners’ accommodation. Watch the walkthrough video we’ve prepared and call to arrange a copy of the detailed information memorandum. Located at Millaa Millaa, on the cooler clim... 
20 Old Kapunda Road

20 Old Kapunda Road

E.O.O $995,000 - $1,090,000
Barossa Valley
A wonderful Barossa Valley lifestyle only an hour from Adelaide! “Warnest Haus” was originally built around 1913, and four generations of the same family have lived and loved it here ever since! A truly magnificent homestead with irrigated orchard of over 50 varieties of fruits and nuts. The beautiful stone residence sits proudly on its own piece of land of some 1,964 sqm (approx.), with 2 adjoining “orchard” blocks of 1,833 sqm (approx.). The land size of the combined offering is approx. 3,787 sqm. on a corner of prime “Village of Nuriootpa” real estate. The home itself is a qui...