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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  • The lake is right in the centre of Canberra and is constantly in view whilst attending the many places of interest in the ACT. There are many reasons to visit our Nation's capital.  more »
  • All parts of Lake Burley Griffin provide restful and panoramic views of Canberra's beautiful buildings and tourist attractions. Most of the lake has well finished paths for walking and cycling and boa...  more »
  • This is an enjoyable place to visit in Canberra. We went on a small cruise boat and the tour operator made it all very interesting.  more »