Mount Ainslie Lookout, Canberra

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Mount Ainslie Lookout offers a panoramic view of the central business district of Canberra, set against the background of Lake Burley Griffin and Mount Stromlo. Located near the War Memorial, you access this lookout via a twisty road offering more scenic views. The site is a popular stop for visitors participating in guided city tours, as well as locals. Bring your camera to take photographs with the iconic city backdrop in the distance. There are few tourist facilities here, but you can purchase cold drinks, ice cream, and coffee from portable kiosks usually located at the top. Plan to see Mount Ainslie Lookout and other attractions that appeal to you using our Canberra itinerary planner .
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  • Ever wondered where they get those great shots of Canberra on TV? This is the place, so grab your binoculars and make the journey, because seeing it first hand from this prime location is something el...  more »
  • This vantage point is easy to reach by car and there are various vantage points on the mountain. You have a beautiful view of Canberra and the surrounding area.
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  • Decided to stop here and have a look on our way home from Canberra, the view is well worth the drive. Recommend it.  more »
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  • As a Canberran it is a must to go up to Mount Ainslie and see the bush capital from above. But as it is such a high place there is a sting wind so look at weather forecasts before even though you don’t usually spend a long time up there it makes a difference between a crazy day and a beautiful picnic on the top of Mount Ainslie. The downside is that there is not many facilities and relies on you bringing up all of the drinks.
  • Worth a climb. Good view up here. Also the Canberra aviation beacon is found up here. Some information boards found up here tell you how the layout of Canberra was incepted and applied. Bring water on your walk up. The walk starts from the Eastern end at the back of the war memorial building. So you can park your vehicles there.
  • A great place to view the ACT from. The night scene is amazing. Gets a little chill at night though.
  • A great vantage point of Canberra, especially toward the south and the Brindabellas. Part of what I call the 'Ring of Canberra' that includes Black Mountain, Red Hill and Mount Taylor offering alternate glimpses of Canberra and it's surrounds.
  • Extremely beautiful and spectacularly amazing place. Please visit it at night. The lit-up Canberra and its suburbs look spectacular. Apt as a romantic spot! We spent our Xmas eve here. Cannot ask for any more beautiful Xmas lights than this!
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