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 2246 REVIEWS

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

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Great afternoon”

Reviewed on 17/02/2021

Was such a beautiful day and view was amazing, as always.
Easy direction to get there and also a lovely walk up there if u have the time.

Review by

JKHOUMAPRIDE

“Nice and Shady”

Reviewed on 15/02/2021

Easy walk. Gradual ascend. Beautiful views. Walk is nice and safe even on rainy days. Bring own water

Review by

daanaao

“View”

Reviewed on 13/02/2021

2 months ago

Great little look at above Canberra. Would love to ride up there one-day. Plenty of parking in the quiet times. Well worth short drive up.

Review by

clara_mcClare

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