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Can be reached via the road but the best way to go is a (moderate) 20-30 walk from the base near the war memorial. Plenty of birds and native flowers (including info on posted signs along the walk) on the mountain, lots of kangaroos too...More
My favorite way up this hill is via the walking track that starts behind the Australian War Memorial.
It's 2.6km each way, with a 170m elevation from the base to lookout - it takes most people under an hour return.
You walk through typical Canberra...More
Any time I bring someone to Canberra, I sneak them in from Sydney via Majura so they see little of the city and then drive them up to the lookout. As you park back a little and walk them up, there's some trees and then...More
The Mount Ainslie lookout is at the end of a nice bush trail and the view epitomises Canberra's label as the 'Bush Capital'. It is possible to drive to the lookout. But what we love is the walk to arrive there. The mount is a...More
About 5 minutes drive from the War Memorial, I would highly recommend coming to the lookout. You can see how planned Canberra is as a city and learn about the history of Walter Burley Griffen and his wife who designed it.
20 mins mid-pace hike from bottom to top. Start at bak of war memorial. Most pleasant in mid-autumn / mid-autumn. Summer is hot so start early. We hike up once a week as kid goes to school near-by. Nice overview of Lake Burley n Parliament...More
Hello All, I'll be travelling to Canberra on business in Feb, staying at Hotel Hotel. I'm quite into my travel photography so will have my trusty dSLR with me. Could other amateur photographers/Canberra residents recommend good spots to photograph in the city? I'm aware of the usual hotspots like Mt. Ainslie Lookout, Aus. War Memorial and Lake Burley Griffin. What would be on other peoples' list? I'm particularly interested in unusual but cool spots, or different views of Canberra's famous...More
January 01, 2017|
I've taken some great landscape shots at Lake George looking out over the dry lake bed to the wind farms on the other side of the lake. A good spot is the VC Anderson rest area just off the Federal Highway. It's around 30k from Canberra city centre and a good chance to test out the long lens.
Itinerary feedback - Sydney to Melbourne (10 Replies)
Hello, We'll be visiting Australia starting mid-October with 21 days on the ground. We arrive in Sydney and leave from Melbourne. We're planning to do a road trip from SYD-MEL, fly to Hobart and tour for a number of days, then back to see MEL before coming home. We've drafted the SYD-MEL portion of the itinerary for 13 days and would appreciate feedback, please. Is our pacing too slow? If you have suggestions for lesser-known but cool places to visit please mention. We're a fairly young,...More
September 17, 2018|
It looks good to me Good Luck
Mt Ainslie Lookout - Canberra (6 Replies)
I am enquiring about the walk up to the Mt Ainslie Lookout in Canberra? I understand that there is a track behind the War Memorial to the lookout? Are there snakes? Thnak you.
August 24, 2013|
snakes will be coming out of hibernation about now but if there are any in the area a group of clomping walkers are more than likely to scare them well away.