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Heritage trails

ANU has a rich and varied heritage that encompasses sites and places that contribute to the story of Australia's Indigenous, European, Cultural, Political and Scientific history.

ANU offers a number of self-guided walks around its stunning campus. All of the trails are available on the ANU Walks App. If you are unable to download the app, please contact the Heritage office for a PDF copy.

Guided tours of the campus may be available upon request. Please contact Amy Jarvis, Heritage Officer, for more information.

The Acton heritage walk provides a window into the early history of the Federal Capital, and the architectural styles of the early 20th Century.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Trail explores the rich historical significance of the Acton campus, and the continuing culture and connection to Country.

The sustainability walk exhibits some of the best examples of the natural environment on campus, as well as energy, water and waste efficiency and innovation.

The sculpture walk is a delightful way to access and explore a significant part of the ANU art collection at your leisure.

The architecture trail introduces the distinct planning phases of the campus, and explains why the ANU has been described as 'an architectural Disneyland'.

The political history trail allows you to follow in the footsteps of the protests and drunken escapades that has shaped the University's social conscience.

The landscape trail features elements of the campus' park-like atmosphere, as envisioned by the Griffin plan for Canberra.

The Lindsay Pryor Walk celebrates the contribution of this eminent botanist to Canberra's urban forest, with a walk among 22 significant tree species.

The Mt Stromlo heritage trail shows the history and scientific aspects of Mt. Stromlo, while taking in stunning views over Canberra.

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