Rent an e-scooter, ride a bike, or stroll around Lake Burley Griffin taking in the sights of the Parliamentary Triangle while sipping on a latte and enjoying some delicious treats from the numerous cafes along the way. This leisurely walk/ride is the perfect way to soak up the stunning views and Canberra icons while working off those extra café calories!
I would suggest you start from Regatta Point which houses the ACT Tourism centre (great resource for you), and the wonderful cafe overlooking the lake. Then head over Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, returning via Kings Avenue Bridge and through beautiful Commonwealth Park.
Make sure to stop at the galleries and museums in the area, in particular one of our favourites being the National Portrait Gallery to get your dose of culture while enjoying their fabulous indoor/outdoor café. There’s also the National Library and Bookplate cafe, along with the National Gallery of Australia. Old (and new) Parliament house is just a small detour but well worth the visit (again cafes and more cafes!). But if you’re feeling a little more playful, check out Questacon for some interactive science exhibits that will make you feel like a kid again!
Don’t forget to snap some photos of the iconic landmarks surrounding the lake, like the National Carillon and the Captain Cook Memorial Jet. And if you’re lucky, you might even spot some of the local wildlife, like the black swans that call the lake home.
So grab your walking shoes, e-scooter or bike and take a leisurely outing around Lake Burley Griffin for a fun and unforgettable relaxing day out!