Amongst the many places to visit in Canberra Australia is the man-made Lake of Burley Griffin. It has been a centre piece of the city since 1960, but like so many things in the capital, it was the center of many a political dispute long before, dating back to the early 1900s.
Fed by the Molonglo River, the shape of Lake Burley Griffin was designed to accentuate the main features, monuments and key buildings of the city. The water is retained by Scrivener Dam, which has a crossing for the lake, as are the two bridges, Kings Avenue Bridge and the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge.
You can take a cruise on the lake, which makes for an idyllic hour in the morning or afternoon on weekends and public holidays. Cruises depart from in the front of Questacon. Phone: Mob 0407 074371 for more information.
Next to Scrivener Dam, near Yarralumla, is Canberra Zoo. The zoo is known for its collection of Australian and exotic animals, as well as fish and other marine life in their aquarium.
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Main Photo: Lake Burley Griffin looking North. War Memorial on the right and the National Capital Exhibition on the left
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Photo: Lake Burley Griffin. View showing from left to right: National Gallery, High Court, Old and New Parliament Houses and the National Library