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. Make Telstra Tower a part of your Canberra vacation plans using our Canberra family vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is an amazing view and a great place to start your tour of Canberra. From here you can see most of the must see destinations and get your bearings - if like some, you can orient yourself by an ov...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Easy drive up and plenty of parking on a very sunny Sunday afternoon. Interesting experience, especially the names on each viewing window to make identification of the panoramic views easier to be int...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    It has great 360 views but other than this not much else on offer. There is a cost to get in and head to the top but it is minimal and worth doing once (or twice) The best feature of Telstra Tower is ...  more »
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  • The view is great but the building is dated and you have to pay for it. Would love to see an updated cafe and shop. Be sure to go to the basement level to watch the movie of the making of the tower. My favorite part of the place.
  • If the day is clear, best view of Canberra. 360 degree view from the tower. Plenty free parking and affordable tower entree fee. Check my photos to get the idea how it looks from up there
  • U expect a ''Telsta tower' to have free internet, they don't LOOL -_- bruh....
  • Not sure the Telstra Tower is worth paying $7.50 a visit to experience.. we went at night & whilst the view was pretty good I wouldn't go there again at night, I'd be interested to check out the view during the day but not in a hurry to go back.
  • Best views of Canberra if you're not afraid of heights!! Would be nice to have some more up to date info about the building

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