We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Ainslie Lookout

Is this your business?
Mount Ainslie Drive, Canberra 2602, Australia
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 144.15*
and up
Canberra Day Trip from Sydney Including Parliament House and the Australian War...
More Info
USD 144.15*
and up
Canberra Day Trip from Sydney
More Info
USD 144.15*
and up
Canberra Explorer: Australia's Capital City Tour from Sydney
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“war memorial” (331 reviews)
“walk up” (46 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Mount Ainslie Drive, Canberra 2602, Australia
Write a Review
Reviews (1,566)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,522 reviews

Reviewed today

I nice easy drive up the mountain , just up the road from the war memorial , once you get there , it easy to park , great view over Canberra , you can even walk to a higher viewing platform, great for photos too

Thank roystravels
Reviewed yesterday

Like being on a revolving restaurant, a drive or walk around Mount Ainslie is like looking down on a well planned jigsaw puzzle. If only visiting Canberra for a few days, go up here not only for the views, but to get a good perspective...More

Thank Farmer C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful landscape at a birds eye point if view with no other interference except the odd tourist or local on there morning/afternoon jog , be At peace with your surrounding and relax to really take in the beauty with some picnic food and a glass...More

Thank chrystal2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mount Ainslie is in my opininion the best lookout in Canberra. Yes Telstra tower gives you a 360deg view around Canberra but there is nothing like staring down Anzac Parade from above with the war memorial and both old and new parliament houses. It truly...More

Thank Lois W
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good place to see how the city was laid out. A place where you can get your bearings before you go exploring around Canberra.

Thank kevin36
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good view of Canberra and surrounding areas. Good picnic spot. Just keep an eye out for bicycle riders.

Thank Mitchell e
Reviewed 3 days ago

Get a clear view of Walter Burley Griffins' design for Canberra particularly the parliamentary triangle. See how the lake sets the scene for the nations capital. See the location of the iconic structures built lining the shores of the lake. Excellent place to view the...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Drive up and park up at the top for commanding views of the surrounding city and country side. The reserve below has lots of kangaroos - we didn't see any from up top but we did see them walking it earlier in the day (see...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous view of the whole city. You can really see the planning from up there. Take the time to see it.

Thank ErinKing2002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It provides a good view of most of the city. The most striking thing is that the city is not very green. Trees obstruct some of the views. There is an ugly tower at the top. Really, can't they even prettify it? I wouldn't go...More

Thank Rohit G
Nearby Restaurants
Breizh Cafe
55 reviews
1.49 km away
Pulp Kitchen
221 reviews
1.52 km away
Edgar's Inn
98 reviews
1.46 km away
Courtyard Restaurant - Mercure Hotel Canberra
65 reviews
1.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
Australian War Memorial
7,350 reviews
1.45 km away
ANZAC Parade Walk
287 reviews
2.21 km away
Canberra Centre
327 reviews
2.55 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Zane W
28 December 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from BJG177 | Reviewed this property |
you drive right to the top. There are lots of trails to walk up if you're keen on a short hike.
3 October 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
It's free parking.
Nina L
18 August 2016|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from JonesesofCanberra | Reviewed this property |
hello.. no there isn't regards,