National Capital Authority

Cultural and Theme Tours Half Day or Less Nature and wildlife Walking and Biking Tours

The National Capital Authority (NCA) is responsible for planning and caring for the national areas of Canberra, and for raising awareness of the national capital as a special and significant place. Get to know the stories behind Australia’s beautiful capital city on one of the NCA’s free guided walking tours.

Public guided walks are offered October to March during Daylight Savings or as part of special events such as the Canberra and District Heritage Festival.

Large groups (over 15 persons) can book at anytime by email. Bookings are essential but free of charge.

Facilities

Basic Carpark Cultural and Theme Tours Disabled access available Family Family Friendly Half Day or Less History & Heritage Land - Self Propelled Nature and wildlife Public Toilet Walk Walking and Biking Tours Wheelchair access

Services

RAAF Memorial on ANZAC Parade

Take an ANZAC Parade Free Guided Walk and discover the symbolism and stories behind the memorials that line Anzac Parade. Your experienced volunteer guide will tailor your to your group.

Walks explore some of the 11 memorials along the ANZAC Parade. Anzac Parade was officially opened on 25 April 1965 to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Anzac landing in Gallipoli. ANZAC is the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915.

The national capital’s major ceremonial avenue is set along the Land Axis which forms a key feature of the original 1912 plan for Canberra by Walter Burley Griffin.

Guided walks are offered more during Daylight Savings or as part of special events such as the Canberra and District Heritage Festival.

Groups of over 15 people can book at anytime by email.

Bookings are essential but free of charge.

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Roses

Join a volunteer guide on an Old Parliament House Gardens Free Guided Walk. Walk through these beautifully restored gardens and learn more about the history, design and horticultural maintenance.

Guided walks are offered during Daylight Savings or as part of special events such as the Canberra and District Heritage Festival.

Groups of over 15 people can book at anytime by email.

Bookings are essential but free of charge.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet
Fire and Water artwork at Reconciliation Place

Australia is on a path towards Reconciliation. Take a Reconciliation Place Free Guided Walk to discover the inspiring artworks – and the stories behind them – that make up Reconciliation Place.

Reconciliation Place was designed and built in recognition of the importance of understanding the shared history of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

Guided walks are offered during Daylight Savings or as part of special events such as the Canberra and District Heritage Festival.

Groups of over 15 people can book at anytime by email.

Bookings are essential but free of charge.

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Australians of the Year Walk

Take a Lake Burley Griffin Free Guided Walk along the lake’s central basin foreshore. The walk focuses on the history, design and significance of the lake and its surrounding landscape.

Guided walks are offered during Daylight Savings or as part of special events such as the Canberra and District Heritage Festival.

Groups of over 15 people can book at anytime by email.

Bookings are essential but free of charge.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

Join a spring or summer volunteer guided walk through these beautifully restored gardens to learn more about the history, design and horticultural maintenance.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

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