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Lake Burley Griffin

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Canberra, Australia
+61 419 418 846
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Reviewed yesterday

This body of water truly brings Canberra to life. Always great to see how it forms the backdrop to many buildings and is truly a recreation area which locals and tourists can enjoy. Great to see a tourist vcruise operating here.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lake Burley Griffin has beautifully planned and executed recreational areas, walking and cycling tracks. Very scenic. Well worth a long walk, drive and or cycle.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lake Burley Griffin is an enormous and beautiful lake that is apparent from everywhere you travel in inner Canberra. While most people move around Lake Burley Griffin only to reach a built destination, it is an amazing asset for this great City. It is cooling...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Eventhough I've lived in the Canberra region for most of my life, I never cease to wonder at the glorious surrounds of the lake and indeed the lake itself. It's very family friendly - many a family picnic, bike-ride, walk, dog leading and friends at...More

Thank tourista109
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice stroll on a nice day.....great way to see the lake. There really is so much to see and do. The High Court, Commonwealth Park to name a few. Do go and have a walk.

Thank 116damiens
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views of the lake as you drive around Canberra City are beautiful. Canberra was planned very well with the big lake as the centre piece. It is well worth going for a walk beside the lake.

Thank Trangie
Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk along the lake provides plenty of variety. There is the Boundless playground with lots of different activities that are suitable for young children, children with disabilities and parents who can sit and watch. In the summer there are even water play opportunities. Not...More

Thank colleenth2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed taking a paddle board out with a fiend on the lake on a summer day. I'm not sure if there are places from which to rent boards nearby, but if so, it's worth a few hours.

Thank RachelinKabul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk around the lake on a warm afternoon. Lots of development since our last visit and at the Kingston end where we were, there was a good choice of bars, cafes & restaurants.

Thank Trisstie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lake is an ideal spot to walk, cycle or drive beside. Very picturesque, although last w'end the fountain was not playing, it was very relaxing to be there.

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Marea E
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Response from Fishnstitch | Reviewed this property |
The Southern Cross Yacht club is where we hire catamarans for the day. Sadly Mr. Spokes bike and paddle boat hire was closed earlier this year . The ACT government bought out the business for residential development. It was... More
4 November 2016|
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Response from Fishnstitch | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about scooter hire around Lake Burley Griffin but there are hire shops in Canberra where you can hire mobility scooters for long or short term rent. One is called The Wheelchair Factory. I can't endorse the... More
7 August 2016|
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Response from Southtrack | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes, there is a Segway tour. It leaves from Queen Elizabeth Terrace, between Questacon and the National Gallery. The company (Canberra Segway Experience) has a website - it's worth checking for minimum age, weight... More