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Canberra's attractions hold and share the treasures of our Nation. Celebrate Australia's proud sporting achievements, delve into our unique political history, and reflect on our young Nation's experience on the international stage. See our country and people through the eyes of our artists and experience Australian character through sound and film, books and exhibitions.

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Only a short drive from Canberra’s CBD and set amongst 65 hectares of native bushland with plenty of free parking - experience the AIS!

Purchase exclusive merchandise at the AIS Shop where you can dress like a champion and enjoy great coffee and food at GG espresso, use the award-winning aquatic and fitness facilitiesor see world class entertainment at the AIS Arena, such as the upcoming Cirque du Soleil’s blockbuster 'Quidam'.

Go behind the scenes on an award-winning AIS Tour. During your 90 minute tour, you might catch some of Australia’s top athlete’s in training. Challenge yourself in Sportex, one of Australia’s leading interactive sports exhibits, set amongst a unique collection of Australian sporting memorabilia. Best of all, Sportex is included as part of every AIS Tour. Sportex is an educational and engaging sports experience where you can try wheelchair basketball, virtual downhill skiing, rock climbing, football penalty shootouts, and more. Tours run daily. Tour costs apply.

Get fit like a true champion at the AIS. Dive into the world-class award-winning AIS Aquatic & Fitness Centre which offers both 50-metre and 25-metre heated pools in an indoor complex. Try the fully equipped gym which boasts the latest fitness equipment and a range of unique fitness and group training sessions. Or get real results with an experienced personal trainer.

It’s now easier than ever to discover what you can do and see at the AIS Campus in Canberra at their brand new website. Check out

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