Not, not a jet ski, a bit spurt of water in Lake Burley Griffin near Commonwealth Park. Be careful you don't get wet when the wind blows.
It's a water jet that shoots water a couple of hundred feet into the air. If you're going around Commonwealth Park in summer, you'll love the open-air air-conditioning that it provides. Look across it to the High Court or the National Library... It's interesting engineering.
Looking at other reviews it looks likely we were lucky as we only went to see it once - and it was on. We hadn't realised there were times when it wasn't. It shoots water very high and is good for framing photos with the National Library in the back ground. We were there at @ 3:20pm
Really, you cannot miss this. Kids love to get wet from the spray and it is visible from many parts of Canberra. It is not always on - depends on the weather. See it from the cafe on cold adys.
When does the jet perform? I keep getting told different times. The most recent information I received was that the Jet operated between 2-4pm, but when I go to see it this is not so. Possibly better promotion of times and consistency with following them.
Definitely worth the look when visiting Canberra. The view of the fountain with the scenery of the lake and green grass is a splendid view for anyone.
This fountain is now only operated at half of its maximum height (in the interests of saving money !) and for less than an hour a day. Nevertheless, it is well worth seeing, and provides a great visual feature in Lake Burley Griffin.
I see this all the time but it still excites me. I am really disappointed if I go past and it isn't on because of the high winds. It is quite magical the way it just comes out of the lake. Those with more energy can 'paddle' out and take a closer look and the cruise around the lake is... More
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