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Address: Lake Burley Griffin, near Regatta Point, Canberra 2004, Australia
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+61 2 6271 2888

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You wouldn't visit, just look out the window as you driv by

When we were kids visiting Canberra from Melbourne we thought that driving past this was a fantastic highlight, especially when the drops fell on the car. These days I think it's... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2016
AdamLeaves
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Canberra, Australia
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Yass, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Whether you are sitting at Regatta Point, or walking the gardens or lake or best of all paddle boating out on Lake Burley Griffin this memorial is gorgeous. Sometimes it creates rainbows. Worth a visit.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

When we were kids visiting Canberra from Melbourne we thought that driving past this was a fantastic highlight, especially when the drops fell on the car. These days I think it's fair to say that the fountain is hardly ever switched on apart from Australia Day. And you know, it's just a jet of water in a stinking artificial lake.

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Rayong, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This memorial to Captain James Cook, the British explorer and navigator who first charted some of the east coast of Australia, is uninspiring and banal. It consists of some huge pumping machinery in Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin capable of throwing a six ton jet of water to a maximum height of 147 meters. So much for modern technology. If there... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

It's a giant water jet. Water gets shot into the air and then comes back down. It's free but you can't touch it.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This fountain is not working all the time, but when it is on, it certainly is impressive to see the volume and height of water shooting into the sky.

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

We loved this, it was interesting, easy to get too, spectacular to sit beside and marvell at its majesty and power.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Shoots a jet of water over 100m above the lake, pretty spectacular when you're up close, and it can be seen from much of Canberra. Usually works for two hours from 2pm each day. One of the iconic sights in Canberra, it can be photographed from many different angles; depending on where you are on the lakefront you can get... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

Well, what could we say about this .. From 2pm to 4pm the water jet is on and yes can take nice pictures of it but that's it. If you are near the lake when the jet is on, take a look at it but it's not really worth arranging your day to see it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

This is a nice additional touch to the man made Lake Burley Griffen and can be admired from various points around the lake. Of course it is just a jet of water but is still worth observing when you visit the lake.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

This is a spectcular landmark on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin that unfortunately only appears to operate between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. The water jet location makes for a great series of photos and is visible from a considerable distance. We were lucky enough to be able to photgraph the water jet from the roof of Parliament House.

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