Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra

4.7
#1 of 38 in Parks in Canberra
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.
Create an itinerary including Lake Burley Griffin
map
Lake Burley Griffin Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,608 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • A beautiful location for a social walk, peace and quite and a good location for a photo especially at sun set.  more »
  • We were here in Autumn and the trees around the Lake were a beautiful red and yellow. The fountain spurts between 10-2 each day and is awesome to see. The calm and peaceful lake is a perfect place to ...  more »
  • This lake is a real tribute to the planners who designed Canberra. With the mountains in the background, the spectacular water fountain reaching high into the sky from the centre on the lake and the d...  more »
Google
  • Such a huge effort of human mind. Man made lake Burley Griffins presents the real beauty of canberra.
  • I do love that we have fishing like this in Canberra
  • Have a lot of stuff to do here... Can go on a walk, cycling and also you get to use the free gym.. Good place to do fishing.. A good place for both adults and kids..
  • It's a wonderful place...The circular side way around the lake is a perfect place for cycling, jogging or walking...the quiet spots beside the lakes are very suitable for meditation...
  • Fantastic location for outdoor activities. Walking, cycling or kayaking, it's a great way to spend time in nature and take in some of Canberras iconic locations like the Australia national museum, national library, arts centre and the Carillion.
Places to stay near Lake Burley Griffin

Plan your trip to Canberra

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Lake Burley Griffin by other users

11 days in Canberra BY A USER FROM QATAR October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Western Australia & Australian Alps BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Canberra & Narita BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Canberra BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Canberra BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 45 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Sydney & Canberra BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Australian Capital Territory BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, outdoors, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans