If you want to really understand the essence of Walter Burley Griffin’s plan for the National Capital, a visit to Mount Ainslie is a must. Here you can explore Griffin’s concept of a city built on a straight axis that runs from Mount Ainslie through to Parliament House. Another important aspect of Griffin’s plan is the idea to build a city within the environment. From Mount Ainslie these concepts become clear.
From this amazing viewpoint standing above the Australian War Memorial, students can see all the national institutions in the Parliamentary Triangle, understand their relationship to each other and experience a great perspective to begin or end a visit to the National Capital.