About Australia

Tourist Info

Explore AustraliaMAP


What's New


ACT overview


1. Tourist Attractions


Blundell's Cottage

This small, five room, stone cottage, on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, was surrounded by paddocks when it was built in 1860.

Originally part of the Campbell family's 32,000 acre
sheep grazing estate, 'Duntroon'.

The cottage was built as a home for families
of farm workers.

The first occupants, William and Mary Ginn,
lived there for 14 years.

In 1874 George and Flora Blundell moved in and stayed there for nearly 60 years.

In 1913 the Commonwealth acquired the estate to form part of the new Federal Capital Territory.

The Blundells continued to live there during this time. Blundell Cottage

The cottage is one of the few stone buildings which
survives in the Australian Capital Territory.

It is a hands-on museum and a memorial to the early
pioneers of the area.

The High Court of Australia and the National Gallery
of Australia can be seen from the front doorstep.

Blundell Cottage

Admission free.
Tours available.

Opening Hours:

Thursday and Saturday 10-11.30am and 12-4pm
(Closed public holidays)

Wendouree Drive, Parkes ACT

Free parking available at rear of cottage.

Source:Australian Govt: Blundell's Cottage