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Mount Ainslie Lookout

Mount Ainslie Drive, Canberra 2602, Australia
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Mount Ainslie Drive, Canberra 2602, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mount Ainslie Lookout is a great vantage point to admire Canberra's beautiful layout & well thought out planning. From this perch you get to see the spread out of War Memorial, Old Parliament House, New Parliament House, iconic structures alongside lake shore and almost whole...More

Thank Sabir S S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Mount Ainslie offers great views of the capital without having to pay entrance fees. It is easily accessible by car or if you are looking for exercise and a walk through the Aussie bush, you can walk to the top (from the back of the...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This will give you the perfect view of Canberra. Yay get the general layout of Canberra. You need to go on a clear day.

Thank lily66sav
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just a short drive from the City Centre, it is well worth it. There are amazing views over the whole of Canberra. including Lake Burley Griffin. You can get some perspective on the incredible foresight taken when planning the city.

Thank SuzyJ47
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quite a short drive with good roads to get to an area with stunning views over Canberra. A number of viewpoints with some history to read as well. A lot of cyclists use this area so keep an eye out for them.

Thank Fredoz1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We needed to get back to Sydney but we waited for the fog to lift so we could drive up to the lookout and get a view of Canberra and surrounds. Great view from the War Memorial right up the 'mall' to Parliment house -...More

Thank TheHighlander2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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Zane W
28 December 2016|
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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|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
It's free parking.
Nina L
18 August 2016|
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Response from JonesesofCanberra | Reviewed this property |
hello.. no there isn't regards,