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  • Address: Parkes Place
  • Hours: Open daily 10am - 5pm. Closed Dec 25
  • Admission: Free. Special exhibitions may have an admission fee

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National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia has a stunning permanent collection of Australian and international art, and hosts traveling exhibitions. 

The permanent collection focuses on four areas: Australian art from colonial to contemporary, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Asian and Indian art, and art from across the globe. 
Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series of paintings are prominently displayed near the entrance to the gallery, and Australian Impressionists such as Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton are also well represented.

Step outside to the sculpture garden to admire works by a range of artists, including Rodin’s Burghers of Calais.

Practical Info

The National Gallery of Australia is in Canberra’s museum precinct, Parkes Place, overlooking Lake Burley Griffin.

Tours & Tickets

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Canberra Day Trip from Sydney

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Explore beautiful Canberra, Australia’s capital city, on a full-day trip from Sydney. Visit famous sights including the Australian War Memorial, Parliament ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.68

2-Day High Country Farm Stay Including Canberra Tour from Melbourne or Sydney

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Travel through the dramatic High Country region of Victoria, home to the Victorian Alps, and enjoy an authentic Aussie farm stay. This 2-day tour departs from ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $219.85

Canberra Explorer: Australia's Capital City Tour from Sydney

Enjoy this comprehensive day tour of Canberra, Australian's capital city. Travel south by coach from Sydney through the Goulburn region, one of Australia's ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.68

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