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Lake Burley Griffin

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Canberra, Australia
+61 419 418 846
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Reviewed yesterday

We completed wonderful walk around the lake yesterday morning, leaving hotel at 8am, we were greeted by a freshness in the air and brightest in the sky that was wonderful. The Japanese Flowering Pear trees were in full bloom and were beautiful. Great way to...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We boarded the tour boat that looks like a licorice allsort for an informative hour cruising on the lake on the last day of our week in Canberra. Jim was very informative and gave us a running commentary on the highlights to see around the...More

Thank LauranndSandra1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

Roughly in the shape of a "big oval" (with the east-west distance of about 2 km & with the north-south one of about 0.5 km at its widest), this lake also contains a number of tiny islands where on one of them (on the east...More

1  Thank Myo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat to walk along the lake edge with amazing blossoms. Imagine the Cherry Blossoms in Japan would look like these - maybe saved a trip. Do not know how long these will last. We walked 16 Sept 2018. Suggest you add this walk...More

2  Thank QldScott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy the outdoors and an easy walk make your way down to lake Burley Griffin. Nice coffee places to stop and have your morning/afternoon fix. Enjoyable area to take in the various architecture. I just find the area very relaxing.

Thank Christine N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful walk in all seasons. Admire the city buildings, Parliament, the surrounding hills and watch the water enthusiasts. You can also cycle or skate freely as there are dual paths. Stop for coffee or even lunch along the way, this is a stunning location and...More

Thank JDFC13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this place many times but this day i decided to walk around the lake from bridge to bridge. Great exercise and fresh air. Nice walk ways.

Thank Henry V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It doesn't matter from which angle you view the lake - it is always calming. There is ample parking on all sides of the lake and we recommend that you park and then walk around the lake Our favourite is parking near the old bus...More

Thank WellTravelledAussie2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whatever your leisure pursuit is, you can find it here. From simple walking and family picnics to sailing on a beautiful lake this area is thoroughly enjoyable. Another positive feature is that there are very few eateries to spoil the enjoyment of taking your own...More

Thank trip60_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you walk, ride or run, the lake provides many things to look at. The swans are very friendly, but let them come to you. Lots of seating to sit and ponder your world views :)

Thank Etonbeach
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Marea E
November 24, 2016|
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Response from Veronica and Ke... R | Reviewed this property |
The Southern Cross Yacht club is where we hire catamarans for the day. Sadly Mr. Spokes bike and paddle boat hire was closed earlier this year . The ACT government bought out the business for residential development. It was... More
November 3, 2016|
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Response from Veronica and Ke... R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about scooter hire around Lake Burley Griffin but there are hire shops in Canberra where you can hire mobility scooters for long or short term rent. One is called The Wheelchair Factory. I can't endorse the... More
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Southtrack | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes, there is a Segway tour. It leaves from Queen Elizabeth Terrace, between Questacon and the National Gallery. The company (Canberra Segway Experience) has a website - it's worth checking for minimum age, weight... More