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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  • Canberra has presented Lake Burley Griffin extremely well for visitors with many lovely areas to spend time either sitting quietly under a tree, having a picnic with friends or being active by fishing...  more »
  • It's a nice walk, cold this morning and the spring is coming...nothing than a walk...cause on a walk that is all you do...bloody walk!! 
  • We were here many times to visit the Floriade, parliament house, war museum, conferences etc, Lake Burley Griffin is always the highlight for an early morning or evening relaxing walk. One can immerse...  more »