Holidays in Telstra Tower

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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.

324 Cheap Hotels Near Telstra Tower

Pavilion on Northbourne
Pavilion on Northbourne
4.5 out of 5
242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT
The price is AU$112 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Dickson, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Civic Square. Australian National University and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,737 reviews)
"Pleasant hotel on a main thoroughfare. Tram outside but need to drive to all attractions. Spacious apartment although lack of natural light and poor ventilation. Comfortable beds. Friendly staff. Nice outdoor pool area. Would recommend the apartments for a family. Value for money."

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2022

Pavilion on Northbourne
Deco Hotel
Deco Hotel
4 out of 5
214 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$170 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in Braddon, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Australian National University and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Civic Square. Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (937 reviews)
"Property was very clean with all mod cons. Hotel is near new so all ammenties are very new and everyhing works as it should. Suites was huge with super shower and fixtures.."

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2022

Deco Hotel
Novotel Canberra
Novotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$185 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Located in Canberra City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Australian National University and Canberra Centre. National Convention Centre ...
3.6/5 Good! (974 reviews)
"House keeping started too early. Staff knocked door for house keeping from 9.30 and I didn't let them in because I was still sleeping. After then, I missed a chance to have house keeping."

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

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Pavilion on Northbourne
Pavilion on Northbourne
4.5 out of 5
242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT
The price is AU$112 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Pavilion on Northbourne
Deco Hotel
Deco Hotel
4 out of 5
214 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$170 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Deco Hotel
Novotel Canberra
Novotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
The price is AU$185 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Novotel Canberra
Avenue Hotel Canberra
Avenue Hotel Canberra
5 out of 5
80 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$174 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
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Pacific Suites Canberra
Pacific Suites Canberra
4.5 out of 5
100 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$193 per night from 21 Feb. to 22 Feb.
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Alivio Tourist Park Canberra
Alivio Tourist Park Canberra
4 out of 5
20 Kunzea Street, O'Connor, ACT
The price is AU$121 per night from 16 Feb. to 17 Feb.
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QT Canberra
QT Canberra
4 out of 5
1 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT
The price is AU$206 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
QT Canberra
Madison Capital Executive Apartments
Madison Capital Executive Apartments
3.5 out of 5
108 Northbourne Ave, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$115 per night from 14 Feb. to 15 Feb.
Madison Capital Executive Apartments
Nishi Apartments Eco Living By Ovolo
Nishi Apartments Eco Living By Ovolo
5 out of 5
25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra, ACT
The price is AU$269 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Nishi Apartments Eco Living By Ovolo
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