Water Jet and Bronze Globe

Captain James Cook Memorial

Please note: The water jet is undergoing long term maintenance and will not operate until further notice.

Visit the Captain James Cook Memorial on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.
The memorial comprises the water jet in the lake and the nearby terrestrial globe.
This commemorates the bicentenary of Captain Cook's landing on the east coast of Australia in 1770.
The bronze globe uses meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude to form an open-cage globe with land masses depicted in copper. Lines on the globe illustrate Captain Cook's voyages.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

The water jet is undergoing long term maintenance and will not operate until further notice.

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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Ranked #63 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

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Nice relaxing place to unwind

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As well as a good place to chill out, it is also a good picnic spot. It is also a great area to view the fireworks but you need to get there early to secure a spot so take shade and make a day of it.

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It's been out of action for ages

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It's lovely when it's going but it's not and there is no definite time for when it will be back in action.

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Not currently working

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When I lived in Canberra it was great to see this water feature on the weekends. Alas this visit it wasn't working and I'm told by staff when it's finally repaired it will only work on "Special...

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FEATURES

  • Picnic Area