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Walk around the Central Basin in Canberra

A pleasant walk in the center of Canberry

Petr Liška
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Walk around the Central Basin in Canberra
Inserted: 19.02.2021
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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The Molonglo River flows through the center of Canberry and forms a system of lakes. For visitors to Canberry, the Central Basin is the most important, because there are many local attractions nearby. You can combine a walk around this lake with a tour of the Australian Parliament and the War Memorial. The whole circuit is about 5 kilometers

Captain James Cook Memorial

There is a walking path around the whole lake. In the northern part it is called RG Menzies Walk. There is also a bike path leading around all the local lakes. The first attraction is a monument commemorating Captain Cook.

Captain James Cook Memorial
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Canberra and Region Visitors Center

An important point on the walk is Regatta Point, where the Canberra and Region Visitors Center is located. Here it is possible to have a snack and also possibly rent a bike. In the background you can see the lookout mountain Mount Ainslie

Canberra and Region Visitors Center
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National Carillon

On the eastern side of the lake you will find a small island of Aspen on which is a monumental national carillon

National Carillon
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View of the Captain Cook Memorial Jet

Probably the biggest attraction on the lake is an artificially created geyser spraying to a height of more than a hundred meters

View of the Captain Cook Memorial Jet
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Anhinga rusty - Anhinga melanogaster

You will also find interesting birds here, such as Oriental darter

Anhinga rusty - Anhinga melanogaster
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Black swan - Cygnus atratus

Or also black swans

Black swan - Cygnus atratus
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