National Gallery of Australia

Hotel Accommodation near the National Gallery of Australia

After a day exploring the National Gallery of Australia, the Diplomat Boutique Hotel in Canberra, only 5 minutes from the gallery, offers the perfect place to rest yourself. Located in Canberra’s inner-south suburb of Griffith, this boutique hotel offers accommodation in a range of bed configurations and bespoke touches like a book depository, bike hire, pillow room and in-room workouts.

Hotel Rooms

Rooms at the Diplomat Boutique Hotel are more than just rooms. Each room offers free wireless internet, a customisable SMART TV with web access to a range of Apps, Foxtel, and some even have a kitchenette. Plus there’s a sauna and outdoor swimming pool, gym and free undercover parking.

National Gallery of Australia

Located in the Parliamentary Triangle on the south side of Lake Burley Griffin, the National Gallery of Australia is adjacent to the High Court of Australia and The National Portrait Gallery and within walking distance of the National Library and Old Parliament House.
There’s always something on at the National Gallery of Australia from art and photography exhibitions, festivals and book launches to performances, talks, lectures, behind the scene tours and workshops. The permanent collections focus on Australian Art, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, European and American Art, Asian Art and Pacific Art. While entry to the Gallery is free, some special exhibitions may attract an entry fee.

Family Friendly Activities

Kids are very welcome in the National Gallery of Australia with free self-led activities, regular programs and interactive opportunities throughout the gallery. There’s even family activity days specifically designed to be enjoyed by the whole family, from babies to teens.

Free Gallery Highlight Tours are held regularly each day (except Christmas Day) where Guides will look at permanent collections and major exhibitions (times may vary and entry fees may apply). You’ll be introduced to the history, architecture and literature of the Gallery in the hour long tour before you’re free to browse the gallery at your leisure to view over 160,000 works of art. Private, group or multilingual tours can also be arranged.

The National Gallery of Australia is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10am to 5pm. Parking is available onsite, and while fees apply during the week, weekend parking is free. Alternatively take bus 830 from Wentworth Avenue near the Diplomat Boutique Hotel, it’s just a 10 minute ride to the Kings Avenue/National Circuit stop, only a 5 minute walk from the Gallery.

Dine in Booked at Diplomat Boutique Hotel

Perfect for book lovers or those who like eating in peace and quiet, diners can enjoy a top notch breakfast or dinner at Booked. Browse the library, swap a book in the book depository or just reminisce on your day’s findings at the National Gallery of Australia.

Book your stay at the Diplomat Boutique Hotel in Canberra online at or contact one of the friendly staff on 02 6295 2277 or by email at