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Address: Lake Burley Griffin, near Regatta Point, Canberra 2004, Australia
Phone Number: 61 (0)2 6271 2888
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Hard to miss when it's on

Shoots a jet of water over 100m above the lake, pretty spectacular when you're up close, and it can be seen from much of Canberra. Usually works for two hours from 2pm each day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We loved this, it was interesting, easy to get too, spectacular to sit beside and marvell at its majesty and power.

Thank Ray K
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Shoots a jet of water over 100m above the lake, pretty spectacular when you're up close, and it can be seen from much of Canberra. Usually works for two hours from 2pm each day. One of the iconic sights in Canberra, it can be photographed from many different angles; depending on where you are on the lakefront you can get... More 

1 Thank kjbMirani
Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Well, what could we say about this .. From 2pm to 4pm the water jet is on and yes can take nice pictures of it but that's it. If you are near the lake when the jet is on, take a look at it but it's not really worth arranging your day to see it.

1 Thank Londinium
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a nice additional touch to the man made Lake Burley Griffen and can be admired from various points around the lake. Of course it is just a jet of water but is still worth observing when you visit the lake.

1 Thank KGB777
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a spectcular landmark on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin that unfortunately only appears to operate between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. The water jet location makes for a great series of photos and is visible from a considerable distance. We were lucky enough to be able to photgraph the water jet from the roof of Parliament House.

Thank Tony W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

it is funny we have an attraction which has been in place for many years. When we visited Canberra over ten years ago and it was working all day. Now with money cut backs it is only on from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Cost cutting they say? But when it is turned on it it impressive

Thank Peter M
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Located in the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin (LBG), the water jet was built by the Commonwealth Government to commemorate the Bicentenary of Captain James Cook's first sighting of the east coast of Australia. Powered by two pumps, if both are in operation, the jet shoots approximately 6 tons of water into the air, reaching a max height of... More 

1 Thank Traveller_Shane
Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Not the most amazing water jet going around, but good for a photo. Doesn't take up more than 10 mins of your day though. A nice addition to the lake though.

Thank Granules2013
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Numerous photo opportunities to feature the jet with surrounding attractions. The car parking is inadequate and you could be trapped in by someone double parking as there is only one way in and out.

Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A pleasant feature in a pleasant lake! Not sure you'll spend too long looking at it or anything but its pretty high.

Thank Waddler

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