Mount Ainslie Lookout, Canberra

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Before you head to Canberra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Canberra vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Canberra has to offer, including Mount Ainslie Lookout.
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  • If you have a car then this is a 15 minute stop that has beautiful views of all of Canberra and so is worth the drive otherwise might not be worth it  more »
  • We drove to the top for beautiful views and to help with orientation of the city. It is a great place to get views all around. Next time I would like to do the walk/hike up. A must see/do when in Canb...  more »
  • The Mount Ainslie tourist outlook is one of Canberra's most popular points which provides an excellent view of central Canberra and Red Hill to the south and Black Mountain to the west especially towa...  more »
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  • The views are amazing and beautiful. The whole area is clean. The walking track down the mountain is well maintained. It's dog friendly. There is a seating area with tables and ramps. The steps aren't to steep around the lower viewing area.
  • Mount Ainslie Lookout offers fantastic views of Canberra. Access is available by road, or if you are more energetic there is a really nice track walk that takes approximately 30 minutes. If you want to walk your dog you can do, but on the lead. A must do, must see.
  • Amazing views of Parliament House and Anzac Parade, as well as all the mountains surrounding Canberra. Definitely worth the trip and much better than the Telstra Tower.
  • Fantastic view over the whole city, well worth a visit. There's a track all the way up for the more adventurous people.
  • A small area but has a great view of Canberra. A food truck was there selling snacks and drinks. Water bubbler available for refill.