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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  • Views very good. Could be improved with a map of what you see. Limited parking so maybe take first one you see 
    Views very good. Could be improved with a map of what you see. Limited parking so maybe take first one you see  more »
  • Great way to see a sunset. The road can be clobbered with cyclists, and parking can be competitive but it all is worth it for the view. Bring a puffy coat in the winter 
    Great way to see a sunset. The road can be clobbered with cyclists, and parking can be competitive but it all is worth it for the view. Bring a puffy coat in the winter  more »
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  • Worth a visit to get a panoramic view toward Parliament House. There is a bush track that many local use to hike up the mountain. Given more time I would have explored more of the trails around. Unfortunately, no amenities up here.
  • A lovely drive to the top with a spectacular view which is a perfect alignment through the heart of Caberra. A great place to just take it all in... It is a lookout only !!! There is no permanent cafe but on the day we were there there was an ice cream / coffee truck... Not sure if there is a toilet...

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