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See history come alive
Download the Canberra Tracks App
The Canberra Tracks App uses augmented reality technology (AR) to bring the Canberra Tracks self-drive heritage trails alive. Look for the notices on Canberra Tracks signs to see if they are AR compatible. The AR materials are the work of students from the University of Canberra (UC) in partnership with the ACT Government, UC Inspire and APositive AR design agency.
See it in action
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Video downloads are the work of undergraduates from the Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics Faculty (ESTeM) at UC. The ACT Government does not endorse the views expressed in the videos and some content reflects the views of the late 19th century. See disclaimer for more information.Read more
Canberra Tracks is a network of heritage signage that incorporates eight self-drive routes leading to many of Canberra's historic sites. Each sign tells exciting stories from a time gone by and the present day. Canberra Tracks immerses you in the rich tapestry of Canberra’s early beginnings as you connect with the lives of early inhabitants.
Canberra is a meeting place where, over time, peoples' connections with the land have left distinctive marks. Some of these marks have become national icons immediately identifying Canberra as the nation's capital. Others are more subtle reminders of an age before parliament came to the Limestone Plains of New South Wales. Beside these stand the marks of the Ngunnawal people, whose living culture connects the land with its Aboriginal origin.
Pick up the latest brochure from the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre at Regatta Point.