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“Great park!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Commonwealth Park

Commonwealth Park
Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra 2004, Australia
61 (0)2 6205 0044 (Canberra Visitors Centre)
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Ranked #36 of 96 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Canberra, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is a very uninviting photo. The park has lots of paths for cycling and walking. There is a waterfall and stream when water restrctions permit. The stone "castle" play area is very popular and it is a great place to picnic. It is also the home of "Floriade" mid September to mid October.

Visited December 2012
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norfolk
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“Excellent day out...and its free”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Take a picnic and enjoy the park and the wonderful views across the lake.Walk,take a bike,push a pram or run through this beautiful piece of Australian Bush park.Or.Just sit under the trees and enjoy the peace and tranquility.There is a cafe for coffee or a good lunch if you wish.Highly recommend it to tourist and locals alike.

Visited November 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Tulips on Parade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Here is a floral display beyond belief, particularly if you like tulips.

Running for about a month, this is certainly an attraction for Canberra, and visitors from all over Ausrtralia and overseas who come to see this spectical. A family day, there is a huge ferris wheel, side shows, food, and entertainment.

Compared with other "National" flower shows, it was somewhat of a pity that the entire display was of Tulips, compared to other floral festivals that display a wide variety of flowers (like the Toowoomba ,Queensland festival)

Visited October 2012
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Hunter Valley, NSW
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“2012 Floriade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We have just returned from Floriade 2012 and, as always, it was wonderful. The displays were magnificent. There was something for everyone and lots to keep the kids occupied. The stalls were interesting with lots of things to purchase - we came home with quite a few parcels. It is so interesting to visit Commonwealth Park at other times during the year when Floriade is not in progress - it's still lovely but what a transformation takes place in September/October each year!!!!!!!

Visited October 2012
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Noosa, Australia
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“Relaxing green space for all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Visited during Floriade and found the park very relaxing with plenty of space to spread out and avoid the crowds even during such a big event.

I particularly like the snow gums and the serenity of watching the world go by whilst strolling along the path on Lake Burley Griffen.

Highly recommended public space to visit and enjoy.

Visited October 2012
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