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Mount Ainslie Lookout

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Address: Mount Ainslie Drive, Canberra 2602, Australia
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Excellent location right down the main axis of the city layout. Worth the drive up, or you can even walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent location right down the main axis of the city layout. Worth the drive up, or you can even walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are short of time and want to see whole canberra, then go to this place and you can see whole canberra. Beautiful place . You can see the War memorial and parliament house in straight line. If you go in evening, then you can see canberra in light . The drive to this place is beautiful with road... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful view all over Canberra from the top of Mt Ainslie. A lovely picnic spot or a challenging walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just the top of a hill to get a good view of Canberra. Not the cleanest place around. Much caution on the way down. A heck of a climb without a car.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the only place in the world where you can stand atop a mountain and view an entire capital city and its growth from Concept to Reality? Five minutes from the Parliament Precinct by car. A great hike up and down too, if fitness and the outdoors appeal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great walk for exercise and rewarded with a fantastic view! Would recommend watching the sunrise over Canberra from the top and staying for the hot air balloons lifting off from the parliamentary triangle.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is still one of the best lookouts in Canberra to view Parliament, House (both of them), ANZAC Parade, the back of the War Memorial and it's dome. Plus views towards the airport and city centre. Well worth visiting. Usually has ice-cream and drink vans there for a mid-morning or afternoon snack. Also, able to follow some of the paths... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Welcome to my city, the lookout will give you the overall of whats Canberra looks like, you can drive all the way up to the look out area, unfortunately there is no toilet facility there

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great lookout, the day we were there was Clean up Australia Day so there were people everywhere. There are heaps of walking tracks which are especially popular with people with dogs,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a lovely lookout. I highly recommend if you're into landscapes etc. Was nice to just have nearly a 360 view of Canberra.

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