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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  • We chose to walk up Mount Ainslie from the War Memorial although you can also drive or cycle up to the lookout. It was a little had to find where the walk began, it is not well signposted until you ar...  more »
  • The mount offers 360 degree view of city. Anzac drive to parliament has great view from top. You can go by car or on bicycle. A good tracking as well.  more »
  • Combine this with a visit to the Australian War Memorial. Gives a great view and appreciation of Walter and Marion Burley Griffin's design of Canberra.  more »
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  • Nice for a jog/ walk/run with your friends/family/dog.. beautiful view of sunrise and sunset.. up and down 5kms.. walking trail starts from war memorial up to the lookout.. park your car in the war memorial car park and walk up .. enjoy the beauty of mother nature🙂
  • 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!
  • If you want to see the beautiful bush capital at a wide angle view then this is the spot for you. I recommend coming at night to experience the beauty of this city. I maybe biased by Canberra is the most beautiful capital city in the world! God bless Australia :)
  • The best view in Canberra where one can take in the architectural splendour of Canberra. One is also free to choose from either powered transport to the summit, or pedestrian effort. The latter being of modest to somewhat arduous challenge. The recommended route is from the War Memorial. The challenging routes from the less well marked paths around the circumference, with a particularly challenging goat track from Downer / Dickson that I once enjoyed with a partner some years ago.
  • Great view but no facilities. Good walking track to the Australian War Memorial with plaques telling the story of WW2 defense along the New Guinea Kokada Trail.

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