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Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet

Lake Burley Griffin, near Regatta Point, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6271 2888
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A Giant Water Jet That Does Not Work

This has not worked in over six months. There is now talk of once repaired limiting its operation... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2016
Deepskisam
,
Canberra, Australia
via mobile
Still not working

We spent a few days in Canberra and went by several times and it just wasn't working. We spoke to a... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2016
bryan61
,
Otley West Yorkshire
via mobile
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Lake Burley Griffin, near Regatta Point, Canberra 2004, Australia
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+61 2 6271 2888
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

This has not worked in over six months. There is now talk of once repaired limiting its operation. Impressive when working.

Thank Deepskisam
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We spent a few days in Canberra and went by several times and it just wasn't working. We spoke to a few locals who told us this was commonplace and when it was working its nothing to get excited about

Thank bryan61
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Whether you are sitting at Regatta Point, or walking the gardens or lake or best of all paddle boating out on Lake Burley Griffin this memorial is gorgeous. Sometimes it creates rainbows. Worth a visit.

Thank 1stimetraveller
Reviewed 22 January 2016

When we were kids visiting Canberra from Melbourne we thought that driving past this was a fantastic highlight, especially when the drops fell on the car. These days I think it's fair to say that the fountain is hardly ever switched on apart from Australia...More

Thank AdamLeaves
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This memorial to Captain James Cook, the British explorer and navigator who first charted some of the east coast of Australia, is uninspiring and banal. It consists of some huge pumping machinery in Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin capable of throwing a six ton jet of...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 January 2016

It's a giant water jet. Water gets shot into the air and then comes back down. It's free but you can't touch it.

Thank CaptClare
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This fountain is not working all the time, but when it is on, it certainly is impressive to see the volume and height of water shooting into the sky.

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We loved this, it was interesting, easy to get too, spectacular to sit beside and marvell at its majesty and power.

Thank Ray K
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Shoots a jet of water over 100m above the lake, pretty spectacular when you're up close, and it can be seen from much of Canberra. Usually works for two hours from 2pm each day. One of the iconic sights in Canberra, it can be photographed...More

1  Thank kjbMirani
Reviewed 13 December 2014

Well, what could we say about this .. From 2pm to 4pm the water jet is on and yes can take nice pictures of it but that's it. If you are near the lake when the jet is on, take a look at it but...More

1  Thank Londinium
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