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Mount Ainslie Lookout

Mount Ainslie Drive, Canberra 2602, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 96 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Perth, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

On a clear day the views are spectacular, we were lucky enough to see the fountain shooting up from the lake even from the distance. The 360 view takes in all Canberra and there are helpful maps pointing out the landmarks, pick the right weather and it will not disappoint.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I am glad I have visited there at night time. It was really cold and windy than expected. Great spot for night photography. No fee! Other side is also great. Wallabies cross the road, be aware. Parking and wheel chair access is available, but dark. Need lighting at the steps!! Never miss it if you visit ACT.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Mount Ainslie Lookout is great for tourists to visit when you arrive to help you get your bearings, and the city can be a bit disorienting with all of it's circular roads. Great spot for a photo. Bring a jacket. It can be cold and windy at times.

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Bangalore, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The lookout has beautiful views of the anzac parade road and the lake. Nice walking trails around it. Great for a day trip. No place to eat though.

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Hull
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Good walk from just off the centre of Canberra. Does climb reasonably steeply in parts but not too long. Great views at the top but could do with a cafe when you get there! If you are lucky you could see echidnas, a skink, wallabies or roos.

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Seven Hills
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23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is one of the best scenic lookouts in the ACT. It's panoramic views of the Nations Capital are breathtaking! And admission is free! By day you can see the huge Australian flag flying above Parliament House on Capital Hill, the old Parliament House and the expansive view of Lake Burley Griffin. The out lying suburbs and the sprawl of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Definitely worth a visit for a great view from the War Memorial to Parliament House! You get to see the beautiful design of Canberra.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had a great day to view the magnificent spread of Canberra city environment. The war memorial avenue leading up to the old parliament house and behind that, the new parliament house with the Australian flag flying in the breeze. To be there on such a beautiful day was most fortunate and well worth the time to get there by... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

In no time at all you will be at the Mount Ainslie Lookout. Lovely view in all directions over Canberra. Tip....keep your mouth closed as plenty of flying bugs just waiting to fly in !!!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Been too long at the AWM? Then you need to get outside and take a brisk walk up the track to Mt Ainslie. 20 mins at a brisk pace, the track is sealed to the top (drinking water available). If you're luck you might spot some kangaroos or wallabies.

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