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National Carillon

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Kings Park | Aspen Island, Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

A truly wonderful little spot within the lake area. It has plenty of park benches around the place and even has a electric BBQ available for those wishing to picnic.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We went to the National Carillon on October n we really loved it. There was a soothing breeze coming in n the views were awesome. Apparently, it was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on April 27, 1970 n it was a present from Britain in...More

Thank IftekharA-Sep2016
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Our accommodation was not far from the National Carillon and we were so lucky to hear the music produced by the bells on both Sunday and Wednesday. We had read about the Carillon and knew a little about it but hearing the bells was a...More

Thank gwynne777
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Made sure we got to Canberra in time to hear the Carillon recital on a Wed lunchtime. It was blowing a gale but the music was great. Make sure you hear from all sides to get a sense of the acoustics

Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Wow, I was lucky enough to hear the bells ringing for about 30 minutes- what a treat? The Carillon is on a small island with seating and nice views. Great spot to walk the dog or sit and read- maybe even a little picnic or...More

1  Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We had a quick squizz at the 50m architecturally designed Carillion, which was interesting, but missed the actual bells, which would have been much more interesting. They only play recitals on Wednesdays and Sundays 12.30pm to 1.20pm. At least the nearby toilets were super cool...More

1  Thank JazznBlues2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018

So nice to be able to hear the Carillon when walking around various parts of the lake. Next time I will try a Carillon tour.

Thank roslynt925
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Wait around for the bells and it is an excellent place to walk around. Lake Burley Griffin proves a beautiful backdrop to this architectural monument. Gives a chance to walk along some of the foreshore for the lake, and late afternoon sits well on this...More

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Our family of five visited Canberra for the first time and we really wanted to hear the bells of the National Carillon. We walked through a gallery, saw the High Court, walked under the flags by the lake, then we waited lakeside until noon because...More

1  Thank L R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

When I saw the National Carillon, I wanted to see it closer. To me it was very attractive! It is located at the Aspen Island and everyone can see it as it is 50 meters high. I stood there and enjoyed the music. On Wednesdays...More

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