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Telstra Tower

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Great View!

I liked the cafe and the view was stunning I loved the internal structure and the 360 degree walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good View

A great view of the landscape from up there. Price is a bit high (excuse the pun). Maybe there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Burswood, Australia
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Explore Australia's history of telecommunications, and enjoy the view of the city from this 195-meter landmark.
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Black Mountain Drive, Canberra, Australia
+61 1800 806 718
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we entered in the Telstra Tower, we were welcomed. A lady gave some data, like the Telstra Tower is 195.2 meters high. We paid her as well. We took the elevator. It was fast! Then we were out and were admiring the views of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the cafe and the view was stunning I loved the internal structure and the 360 degree walk around the ACT landscape and there is a mini theatre explaining the origins of the Telstra tower

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank adamadjt1008
Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a must do for visitors to Canberra. There are great views of Canberra and the surrounding areas. It can be a bit windy up there but the views make it worth the effort. You can extend your stay by having a drink...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Black mountain "Telstra tower" provides 180degree views of Canberra! Great place for morning or afternoon tea! It was quiet windy when we visited but outlook was beautiful! The bonus of Senior card discount was great too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WilNWal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great view of the landscape from up there. Price is a bit high (excuse the pun). Maybe there should be a discount for Telstra customers. Worth a look.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 644brettw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it’s showing it’s age but the view itself never gets old. The ticket price is cheap (even cheaper for seniors). You can go to the upper outer deck - be aware it’s super windy up there, or inside through glass with explanations as to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sasasunset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cheap ticket to have a great 360 view of canberra. Free parking makes this place perfect for anyone. Sadly restaurant is closed but cafe provide some snacks and average coffee.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rogersmith786
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here many years ago and loved the restaurant. It has now closed and the snack bar does fair but limited menu. The views are still the same and it is the best place to get an overview of Canberra. Despite it being the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Julene M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be super far underground? Well this is like the opposite of that. Also fun fact, the only place in Canberra I don't get reception with Telstra is at the Tower!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank belowparr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Telstra Tower and Black Mountain are well signposted and easy to find. Parking is also easy. The price of admission is reasonable and lifts to the viewing galleries are fast and efficient. The 360 degree views from either the enclosed or open viewing areas...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Isfaqur Rahman S
November 27, 2017|
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Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Isfaqur, We drove right up to the car park. The bus drops you off at the bottom of the mountain, its a steep walk up. A car is easier Good luck
Waffle F
July 31, 2017|
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Response from Merryhum | Reviewed this property |
When are you going? If it is summer don't wear a jacket! If you are going today a jacket would be very smart and a warm one. There is shelter up top if you get cold outside so you can pop out have a look and then run... More
June 10, 2017|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
Pretty certain there is no bus service to the top of Black Mountain. Only way to get there without a car would be taxi or Uber. Some people do walk up to the top. sorry for the delay in responding.
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Melbourne, Australia
Family Holiday in Canberra (10 Replies)
Hi All, We are planning a trip to Canberra in late April of 2012, I know it's a LONG time away, but we're trying work out how much time we need to spend there to fit everything in that we want to do, etc... so I was hoping for some advice! We are driving so will have a car, and there are the 2 adults plus our daughter who will then be three. I have a list of all the things we'd be interested in doing, clearly not all are going to be possible to do, but I was wanting some advice on...More
July 07, 2011|
Response fromlonghorn74|
You haven't mentioned any outdoor activities and I think that's one of the real draws of Canberra. Plan some time to go to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve when you go to the Deep Space Complex. Also, your daughter would enjoy the child-oriented exhibits at the Visitors Center at Namadgi National Park and you could then do a short hike somewhere in the park--ask the ranger for recommendations.
Hobart, Australia
How much time for seeing sights in Canberra (6 Replies)
Hi, how much time would you suggest someone spend, when visiting and seeing the following sights in Canberra? (For the first time.) The: National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Australia, National Film and Sound Archive, Telstra Tower, National Library of Australia, Australian National Botanical Gardens. - Apparently a few of the above mentioned sights, are closer in proximity than others. - I hope Canberra's public transport runs services to...More
June 08, 2017|
Response fromdytokyo|
And add the War Memorial (it is very good) and could be several hours (the 5pm Last Post event requires about 30 mins and again is very moving). Also the Old Parliament House is very interesting and worth a visit (one hour) For National Gallery could be one hour or 3 hours (depends on your interest in art) plus any special shows that are on, Portrait Gallery one hour, National Library we spent only 40 mins (good small museum) plus a coffee overlooking the lake. Not sure about public...More
Wentworthville, NSW
Telstra Tower (Black Mountain) (1 Replies)
HELP! Can anyone out there, advise me about day bus tours in Canberra that include the Telstra Tower. I have trawled tour websites, but to no avail. Or is there even a public bus that has scheduled runs there. I thought Telstra Tower, would be one of the popular touristy places to visit, with a good view of the city, or maybe not! Look forward to any reply, Cheers and Thanks.
January 20, 2010|