Sailing boats at sunset

Lake Burley Griffin

The masterful centrepiece of Canberra, the large and lovely Lake Burley Griffin is an ideal water playground, whether you’re into rowing, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or fishing. Cyclists and walkers are well catered for along the 40km shoreline, and nothing beats a picnic in its numerous parks and gardens.

For those seeking a more leisurely experience, take a cruise, catch a ferry, or simply enjoy the water views from one of the many lake-side cafes and restaurants.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Accessible all hours

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #6 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

nice for jogging, strolling, cycling, skating, promenade, picnic

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This is the heart of Canberra. Without the lake, Canberra would be unbearable. Get out there and get some mileage on your trainers/bike/skates!

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lovely green spot

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appeared very popular with visitors. Lovely views of old parliament house and new parliament house, boats and rowers on lake

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Family

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Had a lovely walk around the lake it's very picturesque. Along the way is Floriade the tulip festival which is just on at the moment. There is the information centre that shows the history of...

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ADDRESS

Lake Burley Griffin, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2601

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