Australian War Memorial

Hotel Accommodation near the Australian War Memorial

Only a 10 minute drive from the Australian War Memorial, The Diplomat Hotel in Canberra offers the perfect place to stay. Choose a room to suit your bed configuration requirements and enjoy the hotel’s finer touches like the pillow room, book depository, in-house workouts and bike hire.

Hotel Rooms

Diplomat Boutique Hotel rooms are really well equipped too. With a customisable SMART TV that has web access to a range of Apps, Foxtel, wireless internet and access to the hotel’s sauna, outdoor swimming pool and gym, everything you need is at your fingertips. Most rooms also have a kitchenette and there’s free undercover parking.

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is one of Canberra’s best attractions to see while visiting. The memorial commemorates the sacrifice of many Australians who have died in war. The world-class museum is jam-packed with history and provides a platform allowing you to interpret and understand the impact of war on Australian Society.
You can take tours, see aircraft from the wars, attend regular talks, speeches, workshops and exhibitions and relive the experience of the fallen soldiers through dioramas showing the devastation and danger of a battlefield. For a truly moving experience, attend the Last Post ceremony held at 4.55pm each day. You can even find out about a relative who served in any of the Australian conflicts since the 1860s.
Plus there’s a collection of works by Australian artists including Arthur Streeton, William Dobell and Sidney Nolan, and you can visit the Hall of Valour honouring Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery in a time of war.

Kids Activities

All the fun happens in the interactive Discovery Zone featuring five environments reflecting Australia’s military history. The educational space allows kids to take control of an Iroquois helicopter, search for enemy targets through the periscope of a Cold War submarine and dodge sniper fire in a First World War trench.
Located on Treloar Crescent at the top of Anzac Parade, the Australian War Memorial is open from 10am – 5pm (except Christmas Day) and admission is free. Onsite parking is available, or you can catch public transport from Wentworth Avenue just near Diplomat Boutique Hotel.

Dine in BOOKED at Diplomat Boutique Hotel

Wind down at the end of your busy day with dinner at Booked in Diplomat Boutique Hotel. It’s a unique restaurant with a book library and offers you the opportunity to swap a book in the book depository. Booked is also open for breakfast.

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