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Lake Burley Griffin

Canberra, Australia
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“bike ride” (48 reviews)
“bridge walk” (18 reviews)
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice place! I love being there. The weather was nice, the view was perfect, the atmosphere was very relaxing. I cycled there and was amazed by everything there. So worth to visit

Thank denishakika
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The wonderful design of the heart of the city enables the lake to act as a focus for all the administrative buildings surrounding it. Well worth visiting.

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my runs around the lake. I started at ANU and would turn right or left and always end up with a scenic run. The "serious" (lycra clad) cyclists seemed a bit annoyed with me at times; I stayed to the left but...More

Thank R M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always nice to sit in park, let the kids run ragged and have lunch. Many places to park with a few places speckled against shoreline to buy food. Hiring a bike and doing a few laps is also popular.

Thank Inga B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Theres tonnes of stuff to do here like riding hired bikes/karts, walks/run and see the local historic memorials, fishing for carp cod or redfin, paddleboating, picnic areas etc. Skyfire and floriade amingst other festivities are also held here. Can be a bit smelly in the...More

Thank Doc D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good place to walk, ride bikes or just hang out by the Lake. Came here on a beautiful Summer's day and walked around the lake.

Thank feliciafox
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually an artificial lake. Yet it offers a stunning view of the surrounding environs of Canberra's "parliamentary triangle" area. Excellent place for biking and running, and those who want to go on a picnic with family.

Thank ProfRUM
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the lake for running everyday during my 1 month stay in Canberra. Very good place to workout.

Thank Muchchim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although an average chilly winter's day there was no wind so we decided to cycle one of two cycle routes circumnavigating this Lake. We chose the shorter of the two going to Kingston. There was a short detour near there but there were plenty of...More

Thank SylviaMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a walk by Lake Burley Griffin en route to the museum and was not disappointed by the beautiful views. If I had had more time I would definitely have hired a bike and cycled round the lake.

Thank Lucy H
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Marea E
Hi - where did you hire the paddle boats from in Canberra?
24 November 2016|
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Response from Veronica and Ke... R | Reviewed this property |
The Southern Cross Yacht club is where we hire catamarans for the day. Sadly Mr. Spokes bike and paddle boat hire was closed earlier this year . The ACT government bought out the business for residential development. It was... More
We are going to Canberra with our aged parents next week. I am wondering whether there is any motorised scooters that I could rent for my Dad for use at the lake. Thank you
4 November 2016|
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Response from Veronica and Ke... R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about scooter hire around Lake Burley Griffin but there are hire shops in Canberra where you can hire mobility scooters for long or short term rent. One is called The Wheelchair Factory. I can't endorse the... More
Hi. Traveling down in 3 weeks with teenagers. I believe there is a Segway tour you can do around the lake parliamentary buildings. Can anybody offer any feedback or advice about this Segway tour. Sounds ideal for teenagers as well as adults. Thank you.
7 August 2016|
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Response from Southtrack | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes, there is a Segway tour. It leaves from Queen Elizabeth Terrace, between Questacon and the National Gallery. The company (Canberra Segway Experience) has a website - it's worth checking for minimum age, weight... More