Tourist Attractions in Acton, ACT

There are 9 tourist attractions found in Acton, ACT. This is 8% of all tourist attractions listed in Australian Capital Territory. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are museums and nature attractions. Then there is also landmarks listed in Acton. You may find a list of all categories of Acton attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Acton of that type.

Acton is an important suburb of Canberra, the capital of Australia. The suburb is bordered by Lake Burley Griffin in the south and Black Mountain in the west. The suburb was established in 1928 and is a part of the district of North Canberra. 

The suburb is named after one of the region's homesteads named Acton, which stood near the National Museum. Acton is most famous for the Australian National University. The University is renowned for its sports activities including the popular sport Rugby. Acton is home to the students studying at the University. The campus of the Australian National University covers most parts of the suburb. 

The Bachelors' Quarters is now renamed 'Lennox House', which is the city's first guest house. The construction of the Lennox House began in the year 1911. The complex was is use as a guest house until 1960. The National Film and Sound Archive is also situated in Acton as is the National Museum of Australia. The Acton Peninsula is situated on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin in the center of Canberra. The Acton peninsula was created when the lake was artificially built when a dam was built over the Molonglo River. 


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