Walking tours

Discover the smaller details of the big story of Australia’s National Capital in a group or at your own pace.

Organised groups may book free guided walking tours of Anzac Parade, Reconciliation Place, the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin or Old Parliament House Gardens through the National Capital Exhibition, please call 02 6272 2902 or email nce@nca.gov.au to make a booking. Advance bookings are necessary as these walks are led by volunteer guides.

Free Guided Walking tours

The National Capital Authority offers guided walking tours on Fridays and Saturdays, from 16 November 2018 to 19 January 2019, bookings are essential and can be made through Eventbrite.

Anzac Parade 1.5 hours

‘Conflict and Sacrifice Remembered’

The significance and symbolism of the Anzac Parade Memorials.

This tour visits the memorials which line the iconic Anzac Parade, commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australian service people. Each memorial was created by a different artist to tell a story. Discover these stories on a memorable walk with a National Capital Authority guide.

SATURDAY 1 December 2018, 10 am

FRIDAY 7 December 2018, 4 pm

SATURDAY 5 January 2019, 10 am

FRIDAY 11 January 2019, 4 pm

START AT Stone of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial

'Art in the Park' at Commonwealth Park 1 hour

Walking Tour through Commonwealth Park.

Discover Commonwealth Park with a guided walking tour detailing the history and special importance of the artworks located in the gardens. Your experienced guide will take you past the large, the surprising and even the hidden treasures that are a part of the history of Canberra.

FRIDAY 16 November 2018, 4 pm

SATURDAY 24 November 2018, 10 am

FRIDAY 14 December 2018, 4 pm

SATURDAY 22 December 2018, 10 am

FRIDAY 18 January 2019, 4 pm

START AT National Capital Exhibition, Regatta Point

Old Parliament House Gardens 1.5 hours

‘Roses, Tennis and Democracy’

The story of the Old Parliament House Gardens, history, and horticulture.

Actively used and loved by parliamentarians from the 1930s – 1980s as a place of relaxation from the pressures of the House, these reconstructed gardens are a reminder of the early days of the city. On this tour a National Capital Authority guide sketches the story of gardens that house over 7,500 roses, two tennis courts, cricket pitch and bowling green, restored in 2004 for all to enjoy.

SATURDAY 17 November 2018, 10 am

FRIDAY 23 November 2018, 4 pm

SATURDAY 15 December 2018, 10 am

FRIDAY 21 December 2018, 4 pm

SATURDAY 19 January 2019, 10 am

START AT Steps of Old Parliament House

Reconciliation Place 1 hour

‘On a path towards Reconciliation’

The Reconciliation Place artworks and the stories behind them.

Discover the public artworks along Reconciliation Place, a place which reaffirms our commitment to reconciliation as an important national priority. This tour with a National Capital Authority guide encourages individual interpretation and understanding of our shared journey towards this goal.

FRIDAY 30 November 2018, 4 pm

SATURDAY 8 December 2018, 10 am

FRIDAY 4 January 2019, 4 pm

SATURDAY 12 January 2019, 10 am

START AT Artwork 1, Fire and Water, across from the National Library of Australia

Self-guided walking tours

In about an hour you can walk along Anzac Parade and learn about the symbolism of the memorials, take in Commonwealth and Reconciliation Places as you follow the Lakeside Walk, or start from the National Capital Exhibition and see the sights on the way to historic Blundells Cottage.

Driving tours

For more information contact:

Phone: (02) 6272 2902
E-mail: nce@nca.gov.au