The National Carillon is a striking 50 metre tall architectural landmark. It is also an impressive musical instrument with 55 bronze bells, each weighing between seven kilograms and six tonnes. The Carillon was a gift of the British Government to the people of Australia in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Capital.
Aspen Island is the perfect place to enjoy one of the regular carillon recitals and have a picnic.
To experience a virtual tour of the National Carillon, visit the National Capital Authority website.
TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING
Ranked #29 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence 2016
TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2016
On arriving we found that there was NO information around to let visitors know when the bells would be ringing or how often the would be rung. There happened to be a maintenance person arrive when we...
Reviewed on 21 Sep 2016
Canberra National Carrillon, a gift from Britain to Australia so I have been told. Beautifully located on Lake and surrounded by open picnic spaces.
Reviewed on 1 Sep 2016
It certainly caught our attention on the way to the war memorial as we were crossing the bridge. It looks great and would have loved to hear it play. We are going back on Monday so hope to do some...
- Picnic Area