Flags from all the nations with diplomatic representation in Canberra are flown here.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Canberra attractions

1. Reconciliation Place

0.12 MILES

A section of the grassy public space between Parliament and Lake Burley Griffin has been designated to represent the nation's commitment to the cause of…

2. High Court of Australia

0.17 MILES

The glass-and-concrete High Court building sits on the plaza between the capital's two main art galleries, and, not to be outdone, is home to a large…

3. Questacon

0.19 MILES

Most families visiting Canberra head straight for Questacon, Australia's premier science museum, where they can play around with fun interactive exhibits…

4. National Portrait Gallery

0.19 MILES

Occupying a flash, purpose-built building, this wonderful gallery is a striking representation of Australia's shifting self-image and a must-see for art…

5. Lake Burley Griffin

0.24 MILES

Every morning you'll see politicians running off the night before around this majestic lake and perhaps a few journos hot on their trail. This constructed…

6. National Gallery of Australia

0.27 MILES

This Australian national art collection is showcased in an impressive purpose-built gallery within the parliamentary precinct. You can justifiably bypass…

7. National Library of Australia

0.27 MILES

This institution has accumulated more than 10 million items since being established in 1901 and has digitised more than nine billion files. You can pop by…

8. Australian of the Year Walk

0.33 MILES

The signs along this stretch of pathway pay tribute to those selected annually as Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian…