Mount Ainslie Lookout

Mount Ainslie Lookout

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For picture-perfect views of Canberra, you can’t go past a visit to Mount Ainslie.

Walk, cycle or drive to the lookout and enjoy the impressive scenery, lovely at all times but a particular treat at sunrise and sunset.

Take in Lake Burley Griffin and many of Canberra's national attractions, framed by picturesque mountain ranges.

See how Walter Burley Griffin’s vision for the city has been brought to life.

A hotspot for photographers, the vista is complemented by the abundance of native birds and wildlife.
  • Hikers near the top of Mount Ainslie
    Hikers near the top of Mount Ainslie
  • Couple looking out over Canberra from the lookout
    Marvel at the views over a planned capital
  • Views over Canberra from the top of Mount Ainslie
    Views over Canberra from the top of Mount Ainslie

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Accessible at all times

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Mount Ainslie Lookout

Mount Ainslie Drive, Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Carpark

Pet Friendly - Enquire

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 2235 REVIEWS

Ranked #7 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Good lookout”

Reviewed on 24/11/2020

Good overview of Canberra but the identification panels of what you are looking at from the enclosed area could be assisted by a photo of the object. eg not everyone could identify Old Parliament...

Review by

2018xtrail

“Amazing views”

Reviewed on 22/11/2020

We took a drive up to Mount Ainslie to have a look at the views of Canberra. Fantastic you could see all over the capital. Worth a visit.

Review by

916clairef

“awesome view”

Reviewed on 14/11/2020

Great place, day and night, to view Canberra. see airport, civic, Parliament, black mountain and North Canberra precincts

Review by

timelesstravels456

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