Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
(4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Ahh! Spring is in the air, What a delightful day to do a walk around the Lake. If its fine and sunny park the car at the Carillon end of the lake (Near Kings Ave Bridge, north side) and proceed to str...  more »
  • Regularly walk the bridge to bridge around this man made lake taking in some of the most beautiful sights we are blessed with in Canberra. Walking is great exercise and great for the mind. I've been d...  more »
  • Went for a run around the eastern loop. Great loop track. Bumped into some kangaroos. Nice and flat with good views of the lake and wetlands.