Due to the forecast of strong winds in Canberra today, the Canberra Nara Candle Festival has been cancelled.


Please note that the car parks at Lennox Gardens, along Flynn Drive, Hyatt Hotel Canberra and Albert Hall will be closed to the general public.

Public parking is available throughout the Parliamentary Triangle. A short walk under Commonwealth Avenue Bridge will bring you to the park.

Accessible parking will be available at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra car park. A mobility parking permit will be required to gain access to the car park through Kaye Street road closure off Commonwealth Avenue.

Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus will run every 10-15 minutes between 3.45pm and 9.30pm from car parks within the Parliamentary Triangle. The pick-up and drop-off locations are:

  • Corner of Langton Crescent and Newlands Street
  • King Edward Terrace, in front of the Treasury Building
  • Canberra Nara Peace Park

Patrons are encouraged to use the free shuttle bus to get to the Canberra Nara Peace Park. The shuttle bus is wheelchair accessible as there is limited accessible parking available closer to the event. There is also a small amount of accessible parking available onsite.

Outside of the event shuttle bus, regular Saturday bus timetables will apply. Call Transport Canberra on 13 17 10 or visit for more details.

Road Closures

From 3:30pm to 9.30pm, Saturday 26 October the following road closures will be in place for the festival:

  • Flynn Drive, Yarralumla between King Edward Terrace and Coronation Drive.
  • Kaye Place, Yarralumla at the intersection with Flynn Drive.
  • Kaye Street, Yarralumla between Commonwealth Avenue and Flynn Drive.