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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  • Walked up from the Australian War Memorial and I have to say, the view is spectacular and unobstructed compared to Black Mountain Lookout/Telstra Tower (which you have to pay to view). I would say...  more »
  • This would be a great place to see Canberra on a clear day! Unfortunately, we were in Canberra whilst NSW burned and the smoke heavily affected the view. Was still a great place, definitely recommend!  more »
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  • Enjoying the beauty of Canberra architectural design as a whole will be never as beautiful as from this highest point of the city. You can see how was the designer tried to imagine the future of the city and how the final construction stand up. Many tourists come to this place to enjoy the amazing scenery of Canberra and take some beautiful photos.
  • Great place for a challenging stroll up the narrow winding path. Lovely views of Canberra on the way up. Water is available at the bottom and at the top. An ice cream truck sometimes shows up, specially on weekends. Can be very busy on weekends.
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