Canberra Stories and Tips

ANZAC Parade Walk

As you arrive in Canberra, pop into the Visitor Information Centre on Northbourn Avenue. Among the many activities available, we happened upon a brochure describing the Anzac Parade walk . . . what a little gem this turned out to be!

The brochure clearly describes this self-guided walk, from the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, along Anzac Parade to the War Memorial. Along this route are 11 different memorials, each dedicated to a different aspect of international wars. As well as giving a detailed description of what constitutes an ANZAC, the brochure describes each memorial you encounter in great detail - from the artists involved in design and construction, to the purpose and meaning behind each one.

We incorporated this walk with a visit to the war memorial, but it could equally be enjoyed on its own. The walk is level, takes about an hour and a half, and would be enjoyed by children as well as adults. There are plenty of shapes and corners just asking to be explored, and while the whole avenue is a memorial, each piece can be walked through and experienced in detail.

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