The Super Pit, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia - the largest open pit gold mine in Australia. Photo courtesy Brad Pillans

Australia’s geology has been a major source of our economic prosperity for over two hundred years. However, geology is more than just mining and resources, it underlies the landscapes, history and culture of our nation.

The National Rock Garden will be a tribute to this geological legacy, displaying rock specimens from across the continent in a single location in the nation’s capital city, Canberra.

The National Rock Garden will be a world-class educational and tourist destination for all Australians as well as for international visitors.

There will be more than one hundred spectacular rock specimens on display, carefully chosen to tell interesting stories about Australia’s geological heritage (see: Rock Collection).