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Heritage Precinct Tours of Lanyon Homestead

Enjoy the stories that bring Lanyon Homestead to life, with this 30 minute tour of the Lanyon Homestead precinct and outbuildings.

About this Event

Breathtaking views, informative tours, and delicious meals from our cafe. Come and discover Canberra's best kept secret! Just 15 minutes from Tuggeranong and 30 minutes from Civic.


In celebrating our city, ACT Historic Places is temporarily offering our tours for FREE during our current pandemic challenges, in an effort to provide quality local tourism experiences to the Canberra community.

Why note bring the family and learn about our local history. Get out and about the capital region and enjoy what our beautiful city has to offer, with our COVIDsafe tour.

Tours run daily from Wednesday to Sunday, at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm and are limited to 20 places per tour. Please book ahead to help everyone remain COVID-safe.

Step into the story at Lanyon Homestead and back to a time before the nation's capital. Discover the fascinating stories of the families that lived and worked here.

This tour allows you to get the best possible experience at Lanyon, in the COVID-19 era. Our socially-distanced tour takes the group on a guided and informative walk around the precinct - including the archaeological sites and our historic outbuildings.

You can take a virtual tour of the main house using our digital interpretation content on an iPad.

After your tour, you can discover the Convict Barn, and explore the stunning gardens that make Lanyon Homestead the gem of Canberra’s history.

Due to social distancing requirements, we are unable to open the main homestead for guided tours at the moment.


Lanyon Homestead sits at the heart of a landscape of great natural beauty. Before or after your guided tour, you can share a meal or light refreshment in The Barracks Café overlooking the Murrumbidgee river, Namadgi National Park and the Brindabella Ranges. Book ahead to avoid disappointment with COVID limitations in the cafe - call Owen on 02 6237 5268 or book online here.

You can also have a picnic in the gardens, and our café can cater for small groups with a hamper. Bookings required.

ACT Historic Places acknowledges that Lanyon Homestead sits on land nurtured and managed for millennia by the Ngunnawal people. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

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