Mount Ainslie Lookout, Canberra

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Mount Ainslie Lookout offers a panoramic view of the central business district of Canberra, set against the background of Lake Burley Griffin and Mount Stromlo. Located near the War Memorial, you access this lookout via a twisty road offering more scenic views. The site is a popular stop for visitors participating in guided city tours, as well as locals. Bring your camera to take photographs with the iconic city backdrop in the distance. There are few tourist facilities here, but you can purchase cold drinks, ice cream, and coffee from portable kiosks usually located at the top. Plan to see Mount Ainslie Lookout and other attractions that appeal to you using our Canberra itinerary planner.
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  • Mount Ainslie lookout is a great place from which to see the whole of Canberra. It seems to be very popular with joggers and cyclists, so good for a bit of exercise too.  more »
  • We took the drive to Mt Ainslie & the view on a spectacularly cloud free day was lovely. They could do with more rubbish bins at the top as people appear to like to stand on the top & throw their...  more »
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  • Enjoying the beauty of Canberra architectural design as a whole will be never as beautiful as from this highest point of the city. You can see how was the designer tried to imagine the future of the city and how the final construction stand up. Many tourists come to this place to enjoy the amazing scenery of Canberra and take some beautiful photos.
  • Great place for a challenging stroll up the narrow winding path. Lovely views of Canberra on the way up. Water is available at the bottom and at the top. An ice cream truck sometimes shows up, specially on weekends. Can be very busy on weekends.

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