The end of an era

The end of an era

The Canadian flag flying on the Canadian Flagpole at Regatta Point, on Canada Day, 1 July. Today was a big day, with the felling of the Canadian Flagpole which has graced Regatta Point and the shores of Lake Burley Griffin for more than 50 years. Sadly, the...
9 May, an auspicious date

9 May, an auspicious date

Today, 9 May, is an auspicious date for grand openings in our Parliamentary history: 9 May 1901, the very first Australian Parliament of our newly federated nation was opened in the Exhibition Building in Melbourne by the Duke of Cornwell and York.9 May 1927,...
50 years of carillon sounds ring out

50 years of carillon sounds ring out

Fifty years ago today, on a cold and windy day, Queen Elizabeth II arrived by royal barge on Aspen island, to officially open the National Carillon and accept our much-loved music icon on behalf of the Australian people. The design of the National Carillon was the...
Anzac Day family connections

Anzac Day family connections

On Canberra Secrets Personalised Tours, we meet lovely people and everyone has a story to tell. This is Larry, who was travelling with his wife Lauren, and friends Neville and Marg. They had booked a Canberra Highlights Tours and so we visited the Australian War...
Canberra Secrets Tours hit the mark

Canberra Secrets Tours hit the mark

This article by Phil Brown for the Brisbane News Magazine features highlights discovered during a recent visit to Canberra (just before corona virus shutdown). It is good to focus on what the city has to offer for when we can travel again. Canberra Secrets...
2019 Tourism Commendations

2019 Tourism Commendations

2019 was a huge year for Canberra Secrets Personalised Tours, and owner, Marg Wade. Mid-way through the year Marg was awarded the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Captain Trevor Haworth Award for outstanding contribution to the Australian Tourism Industry....