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Mount Ainslie Lookout

Mount Ainslie Drive, Canberra 2602, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 109 attractions in Canberra
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

The walk up Mount Ainsle from the back of the Australian War Memorial is well worth the visit. Especially nice in the cool of the morning, you can often see native wildlife and once at the top, a fabulous view of Canberra.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I wasn't really interested in going to this spot but my friend/host was insistent and I'm glad we did because the views are wonderful. There is an amazing view of the stretch between the War Memorial and Parliament house, and it's hard to take a rubbish photo of it from up there. Apparently there is a walking track which I... More

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You can drive to Mt Ainslie lookout, but if you're reasonably fit and want some exercise, walking up is the way to go. There are great views from the top all over Canberra, the walk is not too demanding if you have a reasonable level of fitness, and it should take no more than 30-45 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

An easy drive and ample parking. The views are a good way to get an overview of the very small city! You might see a kangaroo (if that interests you!)

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you want to have a look at Canberra from above, Mt Ainslie is one of the best places to go. Great view in autumn, and night.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The 180 degree view of Canberra is compelling. The whole city is laid out and looking down from above the War Memorial all the way to new Parliament House is amazing. On a clear day you can also see to the snow.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A beautiful sunset on a chilly afternoon was worth the wait to see a fabulous view of Canberra laid out before us.

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Even though it was a bit windy (really windy) and clouds threatening to rain, the view all round was spectacular. Well worth making the trip up, (not far from War Memorial) . Canberra and surrounds are more extensive than first thought.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Definitely take the time to make your way up and have a look at the lookout. Sweeping panoramic views of Canberra and its districts. Probably advisable to take a coat with you in the Autumn and Winter months, as the wind whips around the peak of the lookout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The view is stunning and sunset was absolutely amazing. In June that we went it was very cold so put on warm clothe.

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