Lake Burley Griffin and Surrounding Parklands

Lake Burley Griffin is Canberra's centerpiece and a significant number of national institutions and national public places are located on or near its shores.

The lake and surrounding areas are used for a wide range of recreational activities. There are lovely parks for picnics and areas for swimming as well as walking tracks and cycling paths. The lake is a busy waterway with rowing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating, fishing, model boating and paddle boating being just some of the activities available. There are a number of clubs and associations organising activities on and around the lake

Around the lake there are many services available including boat and bike hire, lake cruises and ferry services. There are also caf├ęs and restaurants around the lake where you can relax and take in the view.

Lake Burley Griffin Areas Map

Lake Burley Griffin Areas

  • Central Basin
  • West Basin
  • East Basin
  • West Lake
  • Tarcoola Reach
  • Yarramundi Reach