Burley Griffin Walk

Your self guided walking tour from the National Capital Exhibition to historic Blundells Cottage.

Burley Griffin Walk takes you through Commonwealth Park and along the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore to Blundells Cottage, then back to the National Capital Exhibition.

For those with energy to spare, continue to the National Carillon on Aspen Island.

Start your visit at the National Capital Exhibition, where you can explore the intriguing story of the National Capital through audio-visual displays, a laser map, photographs and artefacts.

Yass-Canberra was chosen as the site for the national capital on 8 October 1908. The city owes its origins to an international design competition won in 1912 by the American architect, Walter Burley Griffin. Today, Canberra is known as one of the world's great planned national capitals, along with Washington, Ottawa and Brasilia.

The national capital is home to a range of Australia's important national institutions. Many of these premier national attractions are conveniently located within walking distance of each other.

Walking is one of the best ways to enjoy visiting your national capital.