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by HAMZA

Canberra is the capital of Australia. It is a well planned city with exciting places to explore. For instance, Australian War Memorial, is not just a memorial, it is one of Australia's premier museums. It covers Australian military history from Federation to the present day and includes fascinating exhibits of equipment, memorabilia and battle dioramas. You could easily spend a full day here; it has a café as well.You can bring a picnic lunch if the weather is nice and sit on the lawns at the front. Watching kangaroos in the wild is a worthwhile experience in Australia. You can see them in family social groups near the semi-irrigated grassland next to the Campbell Park. National Film & Sound Archive has a unique collection of Australian sound and film recordings showcasing iconic moments in Australia's cultural history. National Dinosaur Museum, has the largest collection of dinosaur and prehistoric fossil material in Australia. If you are fond of reptiles Canberra Reptile Sanctuary is a must-see place for you. It's a non-profit organisation researching on reptiles. Australian National Botanic Gardens, located at the base of Black Mountain, has the largest collection of Australian native flora in the country. It also has some interesting water dragons that live in water and feature around the gardens. A delightful place for a picnic, you may grab some food from the city centre to take with you for lunch. If you are there during summer, check out the jazz evenings. These are held on the weekends, many families chill out to the sounds of jazz in the balmy evening temperatures. Lake Burley Griffin is an artificial lake where you can go for an adventure cruise particularly on Sunday for a morning tea.

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10 Best Low Emission Cars On The Road… (Last Part)
by AASHU

Fiat 500 Twinair

6. Fiat 500 Twinair
£11,660
One of the best-looking low-emission prospects around, with cheeky lines and dollops of driving fun. The tiny 875cc engine produces only 95g/kms but still delivers a top speed of 108mph, and there's excellent fuel economy to be had, too.
Why you want one: Cool looks, low emissions and heaps of driving fun.
Mini One D
7. Mini One D
£14,480
This was the best-selling sub-100g/km car in the UK last year, attracting 6,900 customers. And you can see why. Not only are its looks a big selling point but its 90bhp engine still produces enough power for zippy performance; with 0-62mph coming up in 11.4 seconds. Even the prestigious Cooper D model comes in under the magical 100g/km mark.
Why you want one: 6,900 other customers last year couldn't have been wrong.
Ford Cocus Econetic
8. Ford Cocus Econetic
£17,800
Destined to become the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid family car when it goes on sale this summer, this good-looking Focus will emit just 89g/kms of CO2 from its 1.6 diesel engine, thanks to smart tuning and one or two other clever mods. It's claimed to return 83.1mpg, too.
Why you want one: Good to drive and right at the cutting edge of CO2 technology.
Kia Rio CRDI 1 Eco
9. Kia Rio CRDI 1 Eco
£11,895
No wonder this cheeky little car scooped the What Car? Ultra Low Carbon Award. The marque was also praised for its "dramatic progress" in launching cars with the lowest average CO2 emissions, hardly surprising when this model emits only 85g/kms of the bad stuff.
Why you want one; Good value for money, well worth a close look.
Volvo S40 Or V50 1.6 TD Drive
10. Volvo S40 Or V50 1.6 TD Drive
£20,745
It wouldn't have been possible even a few years ago, but now you can even get a compact executive car in the sub-100g/km bracket. The saloon and estate versions of this Volvo emit only 99g/kms.
Why you want one: Not just a good looking car; there's room for the family, too.


 
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