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 2227 REVIEWS

Ranked #6 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Certificate of Excellence 2020

“Always a pleasure”

Reviewed on 20/09/2020

Great cardio workout on the way up if you walk, simple to drive up to otherwise. Brilliant views and plenty to see.

Review by

chobbs85

“Fab views of the city!”

Reviewed on 18/09/2020

Short drive up to the top from the Australian War Memorial.
Great 360 degree views from the top!
Worth the 5 minute drive before spending time at AWM.

Review by

lizzyb4066

“Sunday Walk”

Reviewed on 10/09/2020

Sunday Morning Walk. Park at the base (Free) near the War Memorial. It is about a 1 hour round trip. It is a decent climb up - but very much worth it when you get to the top. Quite busy (it was...

Review by

973charlesd

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