Holidays in Australian War Memorial

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Australian War Memorial

Wander the halls of this monument to learn about the battles fought by Australians, see military hardware and admire artworks.

The Australian War Memorial is where the country pays its respects to members of the military killed in conflicts around the world. It was completed in 1941 and is dedicated to servicemen and women from the colonial era to today. Inside the memorial complex is a museum with exhibits exploring Australia’s military history.

Be sure to set aside at least a day to see everything. Consider taking the free guided tour, which lasts 90 minutes and covers the highlights of the memorial.

Admire the statues along ANZAC Parade as you walk up to the memorial. The Byzantine-style memorial building is in a direct line of sight with the entrance of Parliament House. Walk through to the courtyard to see the memorial pool with an eternal flame at its centre and landscaped gardens either side.

The Role of Honour lines the cloisters above the courtyard. The series of bronze plaques bear the names of those killed serving the nation. You’ll notice poppies placed in gaps around the plaques by friends and relatives of the dead.

Move on to the Hall of Memory to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The walls here are decorated with mosaic tiles and stained-glass windows depicting the traits of servicemen and women. The works were done by a World War I veteran who lost an arm at the Battle of Bullecourt.

ANZAC Hall features military hardware, written accounts from soldiers and their partners, and stories about the battles fought. Head upstairs to see artefacts from both World Wars. Read about soldiers awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for members of Commonwealth armed forces, in the Hall of Valour. You’ll find exhibits about colonial and post-WWII conflicts on the ground floor.

The Australian War Memorial lies on the opposite side of Lake Burley Griffin from Parliament House, at the top of ANZAC Parade. It’s open every day except Christmas Day, and admission is free. On-site parking is available and ACTION buses from Canberra’s central business district stop here as well as other major attractions.

324 Cheap Hotels Near Australian War Memorial

Pavilion on Northbourne
Pavilion on Northbourne
4.5 out of 5
242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT
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The price is AU$112 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Located in Dickson, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Civic Square. Australian National University and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,721 reviews)
"Interesting open design, close to dickson and cbd. Rooms are clean but are in need of an update. Grounds and public areas are nice."

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2022

Pavilion on Northbourne
Deco Hotel
Deco Hotel
4 out of 5
214 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$170 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Located in Braddon, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Australian National University and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Civic Square. Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (939 reviews)
"Pros: Nice modern rooms, friendly staff, decent location with transport and shops within walking distance Cons: Hotel doesn't accept Cash, credit card surcharges above RBA/ACCC recommendations, carpark spaces to small/narrow for 4wd, can't preorder room service."

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2022

Deco Hotel
Novotel Canberra
Novotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
The price is AU$185 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Canberra City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Australian National University and Canberra Centre. National Convention Centre ...
3.6/5 Good! (970 reviews)
"House keeping started too early. Staff knocked door for house keeping from 9.30 and I didn't let them in because I was still sleeping. After then, I missed a chance to have house keeping."

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

Novotel Canberra
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Top Australian War Memorial Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Pavilion on Northbourne
Pavilion on Northbourne
4.5 out of 5
242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT
The price is AU$112 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Pavilion on Northbourne
Deco Hotel
Deco Hotel
4 out of 5
214 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$170 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Deco Hotel
Novotel Canberra
Novotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
The price is AU$185 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Novotel Canberra
Pacific Suites Canberra
Pacific Suites Canberra
4.5 out of 5
100 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$193 per night from 27 Feb. to 28 Feb.
Pacific Suites Canberra
Crowne Plaza Canberra, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Canberra, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Binara Street, Canberra, ACT
The price is AU$179 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Crowne Plaza Canberra, an IHG Hotel
Madison Capital Executive Apartments
Madison Capital Executive Apartments
3.5 out of 5
108 Northbourne Ave, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$116 per night from 23 Feb. to 24 Feb.
Madison Capital Executive Apartments
Mercure Canberra
Mercure Canberra
3.5 out of 5
39 Limestone Avenue, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$141 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Mercure Canberra
Avenue Hotel Canberra
Avenue Hotel Canberra
5 out of 5
80 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$180 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Avenue Hotel Canberra
QT Canberra
QT Canberra
4 out of 5
1 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT
The price is AU$206 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
QT Canberra
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.