Australia Aspen Island, within Lake Burley Griffin, is a man-made island located in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Aspen Island is located on the south-eastern side of the Central Basin of Lake Burley Griffin, adjacent to Kings Park, Parkes.
The Australian War Memorial was opened in 1941, and is widely regarded as one of the most significant memorials of its type in the world. The Memorial is located in Australia's capital, Canberra. It is the north terminus of the city's ceremonial land axis, which stretches from Parliament House on Capital Hill along a line passing through the summit of the cone-shaped Mount Ainslie to the northeast.
Bruce Ridge Nature Reserve, part of Canberra Nature Park, is a 94 hectare gentle ridge bordering Black Mountain and O’Connor Ridge nature reserves. It is part of a generally wooded, rolling hills landscape which provides a natural bushland setting for suburbs in central and northern Canberra.
Canberra Museum and Gallery Weekdays 10am—5pm, Weekends 12 noon—4pm CMAG cafe will be closed Monday 18 June 2018. A vibrant place in the heart of the city, Canberra Museum and Gallery celebrates the region's social history and visual arts with dynamic exhibitions and unique community programs and events.
Canberra Nara Peace Park is located within Lennox Gardens on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The park features a small Japanese themed garden, large wooden gate and gazebo, and a number of iconic cherry blossom trees. It also features two large stone lanterns - a large Kasuga lantern weighing five tonnes, and a large Yukimi lantern weighing three tonnes,.
The Captain James Cook Memorial is on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin - and in the lake! This memorial comprises a water jet and a nearby terrestrial globe commemorating the bicentenary of Captain Cook's landing on the east coast of Australia in 1770.
Casino Canberra (or Canberra Casino) is a casino located in the Central Business District of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. It was the first legal casino to open in the Australian Capital Territory, built on land excised from Glebe Park under a 99-year lease agreement between the casino licensee and the territory government.
John Knight Memorial Park is a large 12 hectare park located on the eastern foreshores of Lake Ginninderra and is accessible from Aikman Drive. Park facilities include picnic areas, barbecue facilities, public toilets, fitness equipment, playgrounds, a disc golf course and a fixed orienteering course.
Lennox Gardens is located on Flynn Drive in Yarralumla. Facilities include a picnic area, an electric barbecue and seating. Parking is provided off Flynn Drive and cycle path access is available. Lennox Gardens is also home to the Canberra Beijing Garden and Canberra Nara Peace Park.
Mount Stromlo Observatory 's observing facilities were damaged by the 2003 Canberra bushfires. The shell still remains and is popular with photographers. See spectacular views over Canberra and the Brindabellas and make use of the barbeque and picnic facilities. Take an interactive heritage walk with the Smartphone application.
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary – restoring our nature, transforming ou r thinking and inspiring action for conservation. Our Vision The Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary will provide a safe haven, where a healthy box-gum woodland can thrive and ‘wildness’ dominate.
The National Arboretum Canberra is a 250-hectare (618 acre) arboretum in Canberra, the national capital of Australia, created after the area was burned out as a result of the Christmas 2001 and 2003 Canberra bushfires: The Himalayan Cedar forest lost about one third of its trees, and the commercial Radiata Pine plantation was burned out, allowing the arboretum to be created.
The National Carillon is a striking 50 metre tall architectural landmark. It is also an impressive musical instrument with 55 bronze bells, each weighing between seven kilograms and six tonnes. Aspen Island is the perfect place to enjoy one of the regular carillon recitals, have a picnic or just enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Burley Griffin.
We keep the stories of Australia's social history, our unique and distinctive land, nation and people through exhibitions, events, education resources, collections and research. We keep the stories of Australia's social history, our unique and distinctive land, nation and people through exhibitions, events, education resources, collections and research.
The National Rose Gardens are located in Parkes Canberra, Australia, at the sides of Old Parliament House at the side of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The gardens were officially restored and re-opened in December 2004 following their decline after the Parliament moved to the new Parliament House in 1988.
Old Parliament House, known formerly as the Provisional Parliament House, was the seat of the Parliament of Australia from 1927 to 1988. The building began operation on 9 May 1927 after Parliament's relocation from Melbourne to the new capital, Canberra.
The National Triangle, which is referred to as the Parliamentary Triangle, is the ceremonial precinct of Canberra, containing some of Australia's most significant buildings. The National Triangle is formed by Commonwealth, Kings and Constitution Avenues.
Pine Island Reserve is located on Pine Island Road in Greenway, just minutes from Tuggeranong. Such easy access to the banks of the Murrumbidgee is a real advantage for Canberrans, and as a result Pine Island is a popular place for birthday parties or other celebrations.
Pod Playground Designed to challenge and excite, Pod Playground encourages children to climb, explore and have fun. Pod Playground is a unique and adventurous playground featuring giant acorn cubbies, nest swings and banksia pods, surrounded by spectacular views.
Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and its programmes are administered within the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. At Questacon, we strive to promote greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community.
Weston Park is a popular spot. Head to the beach and swimming area on the eastern shore. Ride your bikes on the cycle track that runs through the park or play Bocce or Pétanque on the special court. There's plenty of room and facilities for picnicking with picnic tables, electric barbecues and public toilets.