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Lake Burley Griffin

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Address: Canberra, Australia
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Lovely to take a stroll around the lake. Recommend starting at the Exhibition and then heading east toward the Carillion. The walk is easy and very peaceful with plenty of spots... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely to take a stroll around the lake. Recommend starting at the Exhibition and then heading east toward the Carillion. The walk is easy and very peaceful with plenty of spots to photograph and to rest. If you time it there is often a mobile coffee van near the Carillion which also chimes to measure your walking time.. lovely

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth time out for a cruise with Captain Jim Paterson whose entertaining commentary on life in Canberra will make you smile. Restful after a busy sightseeing agenda.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I never really rated Burley Griffin until New Years eve to welcome in 2017 where we spent the afternoon picnicking on the grass with a nice bottle of sav/blanc and prawn cocktails that we prepared earlier, by the waters edge, enjoying a lazy evening waiting for the fire works. It was so relaxing...we will definitely be doing that again!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented seaways but you could also cycle or walk around the lake which gives you a great overview of central Canbetrra

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly a must do while in Canberra. The walk offers great views and very well maintained gardens. Would not be to worried about completing the full walk, any part of the walk is worth doing

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lake Burley Griffin is Canberra's centrepiece and is beautiful any time of year but Autumn is my favourite. The Canberra birthday week from 3 March, starts Autumn proper for most living in the region as it features concerts, shows, a hot air balloon festival, the night noodle markets by the lakeside and the Enlighten lightshow. All this as Canberra's treescape... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many options to enjoy the lake - walking, cycling, Segway, cruise, water taxi or just sit back and relax whilst enjoying the scenery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of big fish in here and many, many river sharks. No boating or swimming (obviously); however, there is a very nice bike trail around the lake.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't expect to jog around this one in half an hour! Would be a cool place to visit with a paddle boat or kayak.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled to Canberra for the Balloon Spectacular and visited the noodle markets in front of Old Parliment House .The entertainment was excellent and the enlightenment very clever and well conceived. Food was interesting and the crowds built to a huge attendance as the night went on. We walked up and into Old Parliment House and revisited all the (or some)... More 

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