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Telstra Tower

Climb to the top of this beloved landmark for unbeatable views of Canberra’s cityscape, plentiful parks, Lake Burley Griffin and the green hinterland beyond.  

On the visitors’ levels of Telstra Tower, look out in a full 360 degrees over the entirety of Canberra, lit up with glowing lights at night or soft sunlight in the morning. The city’s design has made room for trees and green spaces for its citizens to enjoy; this is especially visible from the sky. See how the bushy trees of the city’s parks and avenues frame its modern architecture. The blue Lake Burley Griffin curls through the landscape. Gaze out beyond the city to the rolling hills and vineyards.  

Approach Canberra by car or air and see the Telstra Tower standing guard over the capital. Also known as “Black Mountain Tower”, an older name, or even the cheeky “Giant Syringe”, it’s a true telecommunication facility for Telstra, the national Australian telecommunications company. 

The Telstra Tower is white, gleaming and modern. The actual spike of the tower is 195 metres (640 feet) tall and its position on Black Mountain allows amazing views. The mast is made from 90 tonnes (99 tons) of steel. Three of its round levels are for technical purposes and the rest are for visitors to enjoy. Look for a postbox near the top; it’s the highest one in Canberra. 

The circular top is covered with drums beneath the spire. Lower levels are enclosed, but if the weather is pleasant, venture up to the higher exposed level to enjoy very fresh air. Visit the Telstra Heritage Exhibition downstairs to see the history of the building and telecommunications in Australia, including a detailed rotating model of the tower. Have a snack in the café and pick up a souvenir from the tower’s gift shop.

Drive up on the winding mountain roads to reach the tower. Find free parking and a picnic area at the grounds. Just next door, hike in the lush foliage of the picturesque Black Mountain Reserve. Telstra Tower is open every day, late into the night for enjoying the city lights. There is an admission fee.


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