Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra

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Water Body · Nature / Park
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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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  • Hired some bikes and rode around most of the lake. Weather wasn't kind but didn't deter the beauty of the place. Few places to stop, eat, coffee and inspect. More than a day needed to appreciate... 
    Hired some bikes and rode around most of the lake. Weather wasn't kind but didn't deter the beauty of the place. Few places to stop, eat, coffee and inspect. More than a day needed to appreciate...  more »
  • Lake Burley Griffin is a man-made lake in the centre of the national capital, created by damming the Molongolo River. The lake dates from 1963, I saw to as a child before it had filled up. Lake... 
    Lake Burley Griffin is a man-made lake in the centre of the national capital, created by damming the Molongolo River. The lake dates from 1963, I saw to as a child before it had filled up. Lake...  more »
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  • Loved my time walking around this beautiful city.
  • Beautiful natural place. Welcome you everyone.

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