Canberra Art & Architecture Tour

CYCLE CANBERRA, SIGHTSEEING RIDE, CANBERRA ART & ARCHITECTURE TOUR This is a chance to see by bike many traditionally cited buildings as well as expose some of Canberra’s more obscure art and architecture. With 25 points of interest listed for this ride, feel free to be selective. Most points of interest are within the parliamentary triangle/Central National Area–so you could even lock the bike walk it! But riding lets you cover more of the Territory and gives you time and energy for walking inside and around the buildings and galleries. OVERVIEW OF THE RIDE The ride starts at the stately Gorman House Arts Centre and its new upstart the Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Passing the delightfully Canberran Sydney & Melbourne Buildings on London Cct, the route takes you to the west of the city centre and through the New Acton precinct to The Australian Museum, before crossing over Commonwealth Avenue Bridge. Now on the southern side of Lake Burley Griffin you can to explore a mix of the early Canberra buildings, as well as meandering down to a lovely secluded corner of the lake. Winding back past Parliament House takes you to the stately homes of the suburb of Forrest and to historic Calthorpe House. You then explore the Parliamentary Triangle proper, including Parliament House, Old Parliament House, the National Gallery and Portrait Gallery. Then it's back over to north of the lake via the fabulous new Bowen Place cycle underpass and Kings Avenue bridge. On the northern side of the lake and on return you pass Blundells Cottage - a snapshot of pioneering times in the Limestone Plains, before heading back to Gorman House to complete the ride. A detour up Anzac Parade will take you to The Australian War Memorial, and passing many specific memorials along the way.
Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Beginner (Green)
Ride Duration: 2-4 hrs
Fitness Level: Low
Estimated Distance: 23.0
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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