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Mount Ainslie Lookout

Hikers near the top of Mount Ainslie
Couple looking out over Canberra from the lookout
Views over Canberra from the top of Mount Ainslie
Hikers near the top of Mount Ainslie
Couple looking out over Canberra from the lookout
Views over Canberra from the top of Mount Ainslie

Overview

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.

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Mount Ainslie Drive, Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 2313 reviews

“Quick drive to lovely view”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 6d ago by Jenni L

Fantastic view with very little effort and short drive from the city. Definitely worth a look for anyone - probably only need to allow 10-15 minutes tops.

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“Lovely view but attack of the Lady Birds!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1w ago by jossiepops

Loads of parking, nice friendly guy with a drinks stand, AWESOME view BUT attack of the lady birds, lol. The vendor had told us they normally come at the start of the year for two months but were...

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“A great view”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4w ago by KBofLB

I was glad of coach transport to the lookout rather than having to walk! Once there, a great view of the city and Lake Burley Griffin unfolds from the viewing platform. Foe those using their own...

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