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Lake Burley Griffin

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• Cyclists must wear an approved helmet and must use a bell, horn or similar warning device when necessary • Bright, reflective clothing should be worn at all times • Lights must be worn when riding at night • Children in a child carrier seat or passengers in a trailer towed by a bike must wear an approved helmet • Cyclists have right of way on green cycling paths on ACT roads • Cyclists are allowed to ride on footpaths and should keep left where possible

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Lake Burley Griffin

WESTERN LOOP

CENTRAL LOOP

EASTERN LOOP

This 16km journey takes riders past the National Museum of Australia, across Scrivener Dam and past the National Zoo & Aquarium and the Government House Lookout. It continues on through the leafy Westbourne Woods near the Royal Canberra Golf Club and then past the Canberra Yacht Club and across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge.

Known as the ‘bridge to bridge’, this 4.9km loop from Kings Avenue Bridge to Commonwealth Avenue Bridge takes in the Parliamentary Triangle, home to many of the city’s national attractions, and is popular with locals and visitors alike, especially on weekends. You will be riding along the R G Menzies and Australians of the Year walks.

This 9km route takes riders past the Kingston Foreshore precinct towards Fyshwick and through the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, returning back towards the lake’s Central Basin.

Cycling time: up to 1.5 hours – some hills

Cycling time: up to 40 minutes – mostly flat

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

• Explore our history at the National Museum of Australia

• Ride along the lake’s edge when the Captain Cook Memorial Jet is in full spray or the National Carillon is playing

• Drop into the Old Bus Depot Markets on a Sunday to taste foods from all over the world and buy regional art, craft and produce

• Hire a paddle boat or canoe to explore Lake Burley Griffin • Have an animal encounter at the National Zoo & Aquarium

Cycling time: up to 1 hour – mostly flat

• View glass blowing demonstrations at the Canberra Glassworks every Wednesday to Sunday

• Ride through the tranquil Westbourne Woods

• Wander through Reconciliation Place to see the outdoor sculpture

• Watch the sail boats as you enjoy fish and chips at the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club

• Ride through Bowen Park in early spring to see the magnificent trees in blossom

• Experience the fun of science at Questacon — The National Science and Technology Centre

• Wander the myriad of Jerrabomberra Wetlands tracks to see wildlife

CYCLING PIT STOPS

• Take a peek inside the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

• Mr Spokes Bike Hire and Kiosk, Acton

CYCLING PIT STOPS

• Ride through the National Gallery of Australia’s Sculpture Garden

• Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston Foreshore

CYCLING PIT STOPS

• Coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and a chocolatier at Kingston Foreshore

• Mocan and Green Grout, NewActon • Museum Cafe, National Museum of Australia • Farmers Daughter and Beess & Co Cafe, Yarralumla • Yarralumla Gallery & Oaks Brasserie, Weston Park

• The Deck, Regatta Point

• Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club, Yarralumla

• bookplate, National Library of Australia

• Brodburger at the Canberra Glassworks, Kingston Foreshore

• The Durham, Little Brooklyn or Belgian Beer Cafe, Kingston

• Portrait Cafe, National Portrait Gallery • Dom’s Coffee Bar, Commonwealth Place • Terrace Cafe, Old Parliament House • Gallery Cafe and the Street Cafe, National Gallery of Australia

National Museum of Australia, Lake Burley Griffin

Regatta Point, Lake Burley Griffin


ATTRACTIONS

Lake cycling loops

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1 Australian Institute of Sport

19 High Court of Australia

2 Black Mountain Tower

20 National Carillon

3 CSIRO Discovery

21 National Portrait Gallery

4 Gorman House Markets

22 National Gallery of Australia

5 Mount Ainslie

23 Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

6 Australian National Botanic Gardens

Western loop Central loop Eastern loop Bike racks Cafe

24 National Archives of Australia

7 National Film and Sound Archive

25 Parliament House

8 Canberra Museum and Gallery

26 Canberra Glassworks

9 Australian War Memorial

27 Old Bus Depot Markets

10 Casino Canberra and National Convention Centre

28 Canberra Railway Museum

11 St John’s Church and Schoolhouse Museum

30 National Zoo & Aquarium

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Picnic/BBQ areas Police Toilets

29 Royal Australian Mint 3

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31 ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre

13 Blundells’ Cottage

32 National Arboretum Canberra

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12 National Capital Exhibition

National Library of Australia, Lake Burley Griffin

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Canberra Nature Park Black Mountain Jolimont Centre

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Mount Ainslie

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West Basin

Black Mountain Peninsula

Black Mountain Peninsula Yarralumla Brasserie

Acton Peninsula

R G Menzies Walk

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Australians of the Year Walk

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Canberra Yacht Club

Westbourne Woods

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Central Basin 16

Yarralumla Bay

Regatta Point

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Blue Gum Point

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Scrivener Dam

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Mount Pleasant

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Royal Canberra Golf Course

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The Lodge Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve

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