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Address: Lake Burley Griffin, near Regatta Point, Canberra 2004, Australia
Phone Number: 61 (0)2 6271 2888

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Nice relaxing place to unwind

As well as a good place to chill out, it is also a good picnic spot. It is also a great area to view the fireworks but you need to get there early to secure a spot so take shade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lini999
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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103 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As well as a good place to chill out, it is also a good picnic spot. It is also a great area to view the fireworks but you need to get there early to secure a spot so take shade and make a day of it.

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Thank Lini999
Canberra, Australia
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It's lovely when it's going but it's not and there is no definite time for when it will be back in action.

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Thank maidmaria
Toowoomba, Australia
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381 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

When I lived in Canberra it was great to see this water feature on the weekends. Alas this visit it wasn't working and I'm told by staff when it's finally repaired it will only work on "Special occasions". And that's a pity

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Thank tigger2594
Hobart, Australia
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206 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The artificial water yet is an icon and can be seen far way. I think that this is the best attraction that Lake Burley Griffin has to offer; it certainly is an eye catcher.

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Thank Angie H
Canberra, Australia
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

This has not worked in over six months. There is now talk of once repaired limiting its operation. Impressive when working.

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Thank Deepskisam
Otley West Yorkshire
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901 reviews
598 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

We spent a few days in Canberra and went by several times and it just wasn't working. We spoke to a few locals who told us this was commonplace and when it was working its nothing to get excited about

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Thank bryan61
Yass, Australia
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173 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Whether you are sitting at Regatta Point, or walking the gardens or lake or best of all paddle boating out on Lake Burley Griffin this memorial is gorgeous. Sometimes it creates rainbows. Worth a visit.

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Thank 1stimetraveller
Canberra, Australia
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73 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

When we were kids visiting Canberra from Melbourne we thought that driving past this was a fantastic highlight, especially when the drops fell on the car. These days I think it's fair to say that the fountain is hardly ever switched on apart from Australia Day. And you know, it's just a jet of water in a stinking artificial lake.

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Thank AdamLeaves
Rayong, Thailand
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622 reviews
385 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

This memorial to Captain James Cook, the British explorer and navigator who first charted some of the east coast of Australia, is uninspiring and banal. It consists of some huge pumping machinery in Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin capable of throwing a six ton jet of water to a maximum height of 147 meters. So much for modern technology. If there... More 

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Thank dwbrown555
Sydney
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It's a giant water jet. Water gets shot into the air and then comes back down. It's free but you can't touch it.

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Thank CaptClare

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