Telstra Tower, Canberra

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Climb the 195 m (639 ft) landmark to enjoy 360-degree views of the city and surrounding rural areas. Located on the Black Mountain summit, the tower has become a Canberra landmark. Choose from indoor or outdoor viewing platforms for views of the countryside with its lakes. Learn about telecommunications at the museum next door. You can also dine in the revolving restaurant. See Telstra Tower and all Canberra has to offer by arranging your trip with our Canberra road trip planner.
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  • It was worth the ride up to get to the tower. I thought $7 a bit steep but the views were awesome. Small cafe available and gift shop too. Apart from the views there is little else on offer but worth ...  more »
  • It was interesting the views were amazing worth going they have a cafe as well good access for disabled worth a go  more »
  • Despite bad weather, we were up. The cheap price is well spent. A good overview later saves the orientation. Since you are only with the car in Canberra, it helps. There are also boards for the orientation. Don't forget city map.
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  • The tower itself is fine but the internals are in dire need of a renovation. The Cafe is small and looks thrown in and the gift shop is 2 metres of tourist junk with half of the shelves barren. The restaurant needs to be reopened or have the cafe separated and brought to that level for a better food experience. It would be an excellent breakfast/brunch/lunch location.
  • I went at night. It was really good. The view at the top was wonderful. The gift shop was nice. I loved how I could see pretty much the whole of Canberra. I liked how it lights up because I could see it all the way from diplomat hotel at night.
  • Please note that this venue is NOT suitable for those with physical impairment, parents with prams or the disabled. I am heavily pregnant. I went to Telstra Tower with my partner and 1.5 year old son, who was is a pram. We were not aware of payment being required as we thought it was just a lookout. It still wasn't clear when we walked in but it was clear that we needed a security guard to help us up in the lift. As was instructed, we phoned several times on the supplied handset to no avail. I then walked up the stairs as I wanted photos. My partner opted to wait. Being quite pregnant, this was very difficult and painful at times. When I got upstairs, I explained the situation and asked them to assist us up the stairs, having to call my partner on the mobile and arrange for him to wait. It wasn't until after all of this that we were advised we had to pay, and then realised we had left our wallet in the car. Instead of perhaps considering free entry after such a screw up (as would any good customer service rep), the security guard was instructed to escort us downstairs. I was too uncomfortable by this stage to be bothered going back again, only to again receive no response on the phone that THEY instruct you use! Very poor and unapologetic​ customer service. Won't be going back. Won't be recommending. Obviously can't comment on the view, since we were unable to see it. Thanks a lot.
  • Great views from the viewing platform up top. My coffee from the shop was pretty good too :-)
  • Enjoyed the while experiance. The first time I've been up there in all my times visiting Canberra. We'll be back for the views.

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