Merry-Go-Round

Merry-Go-Round

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Go up and down and round and round on the magical carousel located in Petrie Plaza in the Canberra Central Business District. This picturesque carousel delights children and adults alike with its air of olde-worlde charm. Most of the horses and elephants have names; even Pharlap has his place on the platform.

Beginning life in Melbourne in 1914, the carousel was installed in Canberra in 1974, and has been taking people in circles, and back in time, ever since.

  • Riding the merry-go-round
    Ride the merry-go-round

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Thursday: 11.30am - 2.30pm, Friday: 10.30am - 4pm, Saturday: 11am - 3pm; Sunday: 10am - 3pm; Daylight Savings - Monday to Wednesday: 11am - 3pm, Thursday: 10.30am - 3pm, Friday: 10.30am - 6pm, Saturday: 11am - 4pm, Sunday: 10 - 4pm; Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

COSTS

Not specified

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Merry-Go-Round

Petrie Plaza, Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 23 REVIEWS

Ranked #17 of 49 Fun & Games in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Best $3 I've spent”

Reviewed on 22/02/2020

This is a must do thing with your children or grandchildren if you are in Canberra. It really brings back the memory of childhood and the delight and magic of being on a carousel, with the horses...

Review by

Anne L

“A cute carousel ride for young and old”

Reviewed on 01/08/2019

It was a nice surprise to find this merry go round. $3 per ride - for young and old. Our 4 yr old went on 3 rides and wanted to keep going. If you get the chance go have a ride!

Review by

Shirlana4053

“Great place to see and experience”

Reviewed on 10/06/2019

Love this part of yesteryear in the city centre. I can't think of another city in Australia that has such a beautiful novelty in its cente

Review by

janemareeAus

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