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“Top spot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Ainslie Lookout

Mount Ainslie Lookout
Mount Ainslie Drive, Canberra 2602, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 96 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Canberra, Australia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Top spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This has always been a first stop for taking our visitors to, because it gives such a great overview of the layout of the city and in particular the Parliamentary Triangle. You can clearly see the symmetry of the original design, as well as how the city has spread from the original kernel.

A great way to orient yourself to the city.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Disabled parking good.
We had visitors from Overseas who had not seen Canberra before and they got a really good perspective of the place.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Amazing View of Canberra for Free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Mount Ainslie is only about 15 minutes drive from the city of Canberra. The lookout is beautiful and there is no charge or parking fees for such an amazing view of Canberra. You can see the airport, the War Memorial and mountains from the different vantage points provided. It was extremely windy so bringing a jacket is advised. There was a van selling ice-cream and drinks.

Visited October 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Spectacular Lookout!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I went here at night time and found it to be an amazing lookout right across Canberra. However, if you also plan to go at nightime, make sure to bring relatively warm clothes as it can get rather chilly and windy!

Visited October 2013
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“The best view of Canberra”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A great view of Canberra, closer than Telstra tower. However, unlike Telstra tower there weren't any markers telling you what you could see. No shelter from weather. Free entry.

Visited October 2013
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