Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra

4.6
#1 of 44 in Parks in Canberra
The centerpiece of the nation's capital, Lake Burley Griffin is an artificial body of water created in 1963. You can spend days exploring this lake, on or off the water. Options include renting a paddleboat, canoe, or kayak or joining a scenic cruise, stopping at city landmarks located on the shores of the lake. You can also walk, cycle, or skate all the way around the lake, a distance of around 25 km (15.5 mi). Bicycles can be rented at several locations along the shore, where you can also join a guided tour around the city's extensive network of bike paths and off-road trails. Nearby you can find plenty of parking, as well as shops selling ice cream and refreshing drinks. Use our Canberra road trip planner to visit Lake Burley Griffin on your trip to Canberra, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Lovely place to walk around, cafes, rest spots, easy access to Canberra sights, refreshing to see loads of people with kids dogs and even boats. Best of all not too many cyclists.  more »
  • Visited the Commonwealth place side of the lake near Questacon. Great views (when the fog cleared) Great popular cafe with plenty of locals and dogs (even a cat on a leesh) when the fog cleared, the v...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful, spectacular views great weather what's not to like. You can walk r cycle around the lake or hire scooters and enjoy a light meal at one of the cafes around the lake.
  • Excellent lake for walk and picnic. View is always scenic no matter the time of the day or season. One of my absolute favourite spots in Canberra.
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