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Central fountain in the lake

The jet in the middle of Lake Burley Griffin is instantly recognizable and made for a nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Delhi, India
Pretty speccy

When you read the stats on the power of the pumps and the amount of water they move it is easy to... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
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Lake Burley Griffin, near Regatta Point, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6271 2888
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited a couple of times and it wasn't working. A bit of an anti climax if you are wondering what I think.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Oscarsmith7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The jet in the middle of Lake Burley Griffin is instantly recognizable and made for a nice panoramic photo with the backdrop of mountains and the city. It added that extra zing to the walk around the lake.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

When you read the stats on the power of the pumps and the amount of water they move it is easy to be impressed! A nice backdrop to the Constitutional Museum providing a special view.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank llsaPortElliot
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The jet of water is on the lake...don't go there just to see this! if you're anywhere near the lake whilst the jet is spraying that's a bonus. Ultimately it is just a jet of water.... it is nice to see, but not worth a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Yes, just a fancy fountain with a really high pressure, but it does represent the memory of the time and the people who came before us, from Captain James Cook onwards. Operates between 1100 and 1400 daily and best viewed from the northern shoreline of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Very disappointed arrived at 1.30 to watch the water and film it only to find that it had stopped for the day

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sam P
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Yes this is just a water jet and it is now working better than ever apparently. In the Canberra sun, in any season it captures the light and reflects an almost joyous celebration of the glory that is Canberra. But it's just one element of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

What can you say... It's just a water jet that goes about 60 meters in the air. Don't make a special visit just to see it. However, take in a walk around the lake and into the arts precinct and make it a broader visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Thomas A
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Pretty hard to rate the water jet by itself as a must see, after all it is only a jet of water. Take in the lake walk while you are there.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Brenton K
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

It was Australia Day, the 26th of January ! That morning they had programmes for kids of all ages ! Music, dance, face painting and of course food stalls ! Evening was music, helicopter flying low over the lake, creating a lot of mist and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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