Mount Ainslie Lookout, Canberra

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • Short drive from Canberra ACT, the lookout provides a great view over all of the ACT. Small walking tracks around the top of the mountain allow a near 360 degree view. Very cold and windy in winter....  more »
  • Easy to drive to get there. Nice view of Parliament, Australian War Memorial and City center. Nothing much, just only a great view of Canberra.  more »
  • 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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