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

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Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 2264 REVIEWS

Ranked #5 of 225 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Great view of Canberra”

Reviewed on 04/07/2021

Easy to drive to get there. Nice view of Parliament, Australian War Memorial and City center. Nothing much, just only a great view of Canberra.

Review by

Chakess

“Great view”

Reviewed on 05/06/2021

Great View of Canberra. Close to main cbd, an easy drive to get there. Great views down main road to Parliament. Take some warm clothes in winter, worth the trip.

Review by

Shinester888

“Breathtaking”

Reviewed on 30/05/2021

We challenged ourselves to climb the path to the summit. An average level of fitness would help but there's plenty of spots to stop. We even saw a kangaroo along the way and many colourful birds. The...

Review by

Bergy629

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