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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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You wouldn't visit, just look out the window as you driv by

When we were kids visiting Canberra from Melbourne we thought that driving past this was a fantastic highlight, especially when the drops fell on the car. These days I think it's... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
AdamLeaves
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we were kids visiting Canberra from Melbourne we thought that driving past this was a fantastic highlight, especially when the drops fell on the car. These days I think it's fair to say that the fountain is hardly ever switched on apart from Australia Day. And you know, it's just a jet of water in a stinking artificial lake.

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Rayong, Thailand
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259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This memorial to Captain James Cook, the British explorer and navigator who first charted some of the east coast of Australia, is uninspiring and banal. It consists of some huge pumping machinery in Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin capable of throwing a six ton jet of water to a maximum height of 147 meters. So much for modern technology. If there... More 

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Thank dwbrown555
Sydney
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It's a giant water jet. Water gets shot into the air and then comes back down. It's free but you can't touch it.

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Thank CaptClare
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This fountain is not working all the time, but when it is on, it certainly is impressive to see the volume and height of water shooting into the sky.

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Thank Randall K
Australia
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

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Canberra, Australia
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261 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 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 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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Sydney
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835 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 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.

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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

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