Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra

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The centerpiece of the nation's capital, Lake Burley Griffin is an artificial body of water created in 1963. You can spend days exploring this lake, on or off the water. Options include renting a paddleboat, canoe, or kayak or joining a scenic cruise, stopping at city landmarks located on the shores of the lake. You can also walk, cycle, or skate all the way around the lake, a distance of around 25 km (15.5 mi). Bicycles can be rented at several locations along the shore, where you can also join a guided tour around the city's extensive network of bike paths and off-road trails. Nearby you can find plenty of parking, as well as shops selling ice cream and refreshing drinks. Use our Canberra road trip planner to visit Lake Burley Griffin on your trip to Canberra, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The best place in Canberra for a long walk or a bike ride. During the spring, a perfect place for photography with an awesome cherry blossom experience.  more »
  • The weather was nice and sunny and it was a great day to have lunch overlooking the lake.lots of activity in the lake to watch and very relaxing  more »
  • I travel to Canberra 4-5 times per year and I never miss a bike ride around the lake. In my opinion, it is the best bike path in Australia. So many options/paths, differing levels of fitness but nothi...  more »

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