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The proposed National Rock Garden site is located near the western end of Lake Burley Griffin and is accessed from traffic lights on Lady Denman Drive. It is adjacent to the Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and shares a common entrance and parking area at Barrenjoey Drive. It is not far from the entrance to the National Arboretum Canberra and there is a pedestrian walkway and cycleway between the two.

Lady Denman Drive follows the northern foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin and the Barrenjoey Drive traffic light entrance is about 5 kilometres west of Canberra City centre and about 1 kilometres east of Scrivener Dam. There is an exit ramp to Lady Denman Drive off the Tuggeranong Parkway, an arterial freeway connecting Canberra City via Parkes Way to the Tuggeranong township in southern ACT.

Drive or cycle

The National Rock Garden site is best accessed by car along Lady Denman Drive from the Canberra City area. There is currently no public bus service.

The cycle route network around Lake Burley Griffin and other parts of Canberra is well developed and the cycleway along the northern lake foreshores is, for those keen on cycling or walking, the easiest way to access the National Rock Garden site.

Lake Burley Griffin walk and cycle guide