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 tourist route planner to add Lake Burley Griffin and other attractions to your Canberra vacation plans.
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  • Trails clearly marked, with a choice of routes of different lengths. Probably nicer in the season hot, but notably on a cold day of sunshine
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  • Named after Canberra's architect, it was filled by damming the Molonglo River in 1963. Around the lake are many places of interest and provides an excellent view and relaxing outdoor park to walk arou...  more »
  • Good day to spend cycling around Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin. Kingston Wharf is a good spot to stop to rehydrate