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Telstra Tower

Black Mountain Drive, Canberra, Australia
+61 1800 806 718
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Great views of Canberra but......

The Telstra Tower opened back in May 1980. In its hey day it was pretty impressive. Sadly it really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Deborah S
fantastic veiws

well worth the drive to the top of the hill then take the lift to the top grat exsperiance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Explore Australia's history of telecommunications, and enjoy the view of the city from this 195-meter landmark.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Black Mountain Drive, Canberra, Australia
+61 1800 806 718
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Telstra Tower opened back in May 1980. In its hey day it was pretty impressive. Sadly it really does need attention now. No restaurant. Cafe is ok but nothing fantastic...pre-made sandwiches etc. The gift shop is not worth mentioning .....views are great and you...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth the drive to the top of the hill then take the lift to the top grat exsperiance fantastic views nice spot for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat do the outside walk around the tower .

Thank BeechFamily83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited just after sunset and it was quiet with only a few visitors. A family ticket was $17 and whilst not a lot, we didn't spend very much time there. The lift was fast; the interior viewing area was a bit tired looking; there...More

Thank Fionainparis
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's pretty high up but it's pretty run down. What are they about here? Charging $7.50 entry is neither here nor there. For a dilapidated destination - make it free. Or spend some money on it, make it attractive, and charge $20 to get in....More

Thank SilverFoxDD
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when in Canberra AND the weather is clear. Decor inside is tired - may have to wait for the Telstra share price to rise again ;-) Beware of the winds when going out on the observation deck!!!

Thank purple_traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only 7 bucks to to take some great pics of Canberra... Cafe ok. Go outside at your peril LOL... Its bloody WINDY!!!

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a bad option to visit, $7.50 entry good value. The top decks are not wheelchair or pram friendly,

Thank George N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Should be free. $7.50 entry for a ride in an elevator is a bit rich. That being said, the view is incredible and a must see at night.

Thank Neopiya8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great views nice coffee shop, reasonable lunches. viewing, shame the restaurant not operating any more CLOSED 2 YEARS NOW . over all is 90% good see whole Canberra this way. 2nd one would be caracell redhill look out.

1  Thank ray12031924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to understand the layout of the wider Canberra area and it is a clear day. Take a trip up the tower in a lift for $7.50 and you will get an uninterrupted view of everything

Thank Craig S
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Waffle F
31 July 2017|
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Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
When we were there last week a very stiff breeze was blowing and it was 4 degrees. Rug up and enjoy the view on the outside observation deck. The indoor areas are heated and very pleasant. Enjoy your visit.
10 June 2017|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
Pretty certain there is no bus service to the top of Black Mountain. Only way to get there without a car would be taxi or Uber. Some people do walk up to the top. sorry for the delay in responding.
27 December 2014|
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Response from Banester1989 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mate Bus 981 (Only on weekends) and Bus 81 (Only on weekdays) goes there directly. The bus timetables is available on action bus website. Hope this helps.