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Riding the merry-go-round
Riding the merry-go-round


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.

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City Walk, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

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TripAdvisor ratingBased on 24 reviews

“Great value, kids adored it”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by kate_014014

This was great value, great location. Really cool activity. They take eftpos and were no fuss. My kids did it twice! My only complaint was that there was no phone number or website I could call to...

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“Best $3 I've spent”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4yrs ago by Anne L

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...

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“A cute carousel ride for young and old”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4yrs ago by Shirlana4053

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!

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