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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  • This is the centre piece of Canberra. Lovely place to relax and plenty of coffee shops to visit. Lots of people on bikes,enjoying the ambience and good weather.  more »
  • What an absolutely wonderful place to go for a walk. The views are stunning, there is a great family orientated vibe and is a good way to spend a relaxing day.  more »
  • I never thought Canberra was a particularly romantic destination but the lake and surrounding parks were very beautiful and picturesque. Maybe it was all the autumn leaves but it reminded me of my Eur...  more »