Road Photos & Information: Australian Capital Territory
  Parliamentary Triangle Loop (Tourist Drive 1) (Decommissioned)

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ACT Tourist Drive 1 traversed arguably some of Australia's most important buildings and icons, all featured in the Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle. Buildings and landmarks include Parliament House, ANZAC Parade leading to the Australian War Memorial, some international embassies, and much more.

The route crosses Lake Burley Griffin twice, and is based on Walter Burley Griffin's original plan (albeit modified) for the capital, tracing the land axis formed by Capital Hill, Black Mountain Vernon (City) Hill and Mount Ainslie, which is one of the most prominent features of his design. For details and sketches of the plan, click here.

History:

 

Capital Hill to Campbell   Campbell to Capital Hill
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Queen Victoria Tce approaching National Cct (TD5) and Kings Av (TD1) at Parkes, June 2013.

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  Lake Burley Griffin:
Kings Av (TD1) as it crosses Kings Avenue Bridge over Lake Burley Griffin at Barton, June 2013.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Kings Av (TD1) at Parkes approaching King George Tce and Macquarie St, June 2013.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Kings Av (TD1) approaching Bowen Pl interchange at Barton, June 2013.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Kings Av (TD1) at Parkes approaching King Edward Tce (TD1) and Blackall St, June 2013.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Kings Av (TD1) at Barton approaching King George Tce and Macquarie St, June 2013.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign on Kings Av (TD1) at Parkes approaching King Edward Tce (TD1) and Blackall St, June 2013. TD1 travels both straight and left at this junction.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Kings Av (TD1) approaching National Cct (TD5) and Queen Victoria Tce at Barton, June 2013.

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Lake Burley Griffin:
Kings Av (TD1) as it crosses Kings Avenue Bridge over Lake Burley Griffin at Parkes, June 2013.

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  King Edward terrace:
Looking northwest on King Edward Terrace (TD1) at Parkes, near the intersection of Mall Road West, July 2006.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Kings Av (TD1) at Parkes approaching Wendouree Dr, June 2013.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Kings Av (TD1) at Barton, approaching State Circle (NR23), June 2013. TD1 continues straight at this intersection.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Kings Av (TD1) at Parkes approaching Parkes Way, June 2013.

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Parkes Way Interchange:
Kings Av (TD1) at the Parkes Way interchange at Parkes, June 2013. Prior to the construction of the interchange, a roundabout controlled traffic at this junction.

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1 National Library of Australia
2 ACT Heritage Library

Last updated: 16-Feb-2019 18:45

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