Queanbeyan, a town lying on the border of the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) offers you a country living with city benefits which makes it an ideal vacation destination for all. If you are interested in visiting this quaint and beautiful town, first of all you must book the comfortable and affordable motels in Queanbeyan. Once you find the right accommodation in Queanbeyan, it’s time to head towards exploring the town. To begin, stop at the Visitor Information Centre, housed in a Heritage Building where you can discover a wealth of information about the locality and its surrounding areas. You will be equipped with brochures and maps that will help you explore the place in the most amazing way.
Stop by the Queanbeyan River where you can enjoy watching wild ducks and geese while enjoying your favorite beverage. Did you know? The name “Queanbeyan” originates from the Aboriginal “Quinbean” which implies clear waters and the Queanbeyan River justifies the name quite well.
History of Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan is rich in history and this year the town will be celebrating its 184th birthday! Founded in the year 1838, the town barely has a population of 50 and today there are more than 40000 people residing here. In the year 1851 Gold was discovered which naturally attracted many bushrangers that included Frank Gardiner and Ben Hall. At present, Queanbeyan has become a major regional centre in the New South Wales Southern Highlands and possesses a strong sporting culture. You will also be astonished to know that Queanbeyan is also the birthplace of some of the top sporting legends of Australia that include David Campese of Rugby Union, Mark Webber, driver of Formula 1 and Brad Haddin, Test Cricketer.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Lying on the banks of the Queanbeyan River, Queen Elizabeth Park is one of the top attractions in the town. Moreover, it is also said that the weeping willows along the river banks were grown from cuttings from willows near the grave of Napoleon on St Helena. The Queanbeyan River is also a perennial river as it has continuous flow throughout the year. The weir constructed in the year 1901 is used for minor irrigation requirements. However, it is under controversy as it has had a serious impact on the fish population.
Queanbeyan’s Sensory Gardens
The Sensory Gardens lying inside the park that comprises plants and activities designed to engage the senses. You can walk around the garden and discover a wide array of handcrafted tiles in and around the garden beds. There are about 200 such tiles and each of them have their own unique story to tell. Many of the tiles even have stories imbibed on them while others have impressions of local plants and images on them. Isn’t that something fascinating?
Parents and Stay NSW Vouchers
The NSW Government has launched Parents and Stay NSW Vouchers for rewarding and thanking eligible NSW households for their efforts to support learning from home in 2021. From February 2022,
- The 5 x $50 Parents NSW Vouchers, each eligible household can apply for 5 x $50 vouchers, worth $250 in total.
- The 1 x $50 Stay NSW voucher can be applied by NSW residents aged 18 and over to use towards the cost of accommodation bookings.
These vouchers can be used 7 days a week that include public holidays at participating accommodation providers in NSW.
These vouchers are valid until 9 October 2022.
Hamilton’s Queanbeyan Motel is one of the best motels in Queanbeyan that offers you the best accommodation in the town. For more information visit https://www.hamiltonsmotel.com.au/
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