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Lake Burley Griffin Cruises

Cruise with High court in background
Cruise looking towards the fountain
Looking towards fountain  and black mountain on the lake
Boat painted bright colours
The end of another day
Cruise with High court in background
Cruise looking towards the fountain
Looking towards fountain  and black mountain on the lake
Boat painted bright colours
The end of another day

Overview

Enjoy the tranquillity of Lake Burley Griffin aboard a whisper-quiet boat with Lake Burley Griffin Cruises. See the sights and hear the skipper's inside stories as they shares some of Canberra's best kept secrets.

Skippers Jim and Garnett have many years of years local knowledge and both have careers in the media behind them. As featured in Lonely Planet's 20th Edition Australian guide book, his entertaining and well-researched commentary is one of the highlights of your lake cruise. They have also received TripAdvisor certificates for excellence for 2017,18, and 19 plus a Travellers' Choice award for 2020.

Tours on the The EL Cygnet and the Gull depart from 4 Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes, near the Flags and adjacent to the Elixir Café .

Check their website for cruise times or, the twitter feed for weather updates.

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Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 186 reviews

“Really nice cruise around the lake.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by council_worker

Jim was very knowledgeable and had lots of facts about early Canberra. Just a tip - BOOK!!!!!!!!!! A normal Friday and several people were disappointed that they couldn't get on. It's only a small...

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“Wonderful”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by WMcamb

Most enjoyable hour on lake Burley Griffin, great commentary, recommend this trip to anyone visiting Canberra

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“A wonderful morning cruise”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by marydR1060OW

A relaxed, informative and thoroughly entertaining experience. Captain Jim is a real character full of interesting facts and stories. His knowledge of Canberra’s past and present is impressive. I...

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