The lookout at the top of Red Hill (720m) is a great spot to get a vantage north over Canberra's centre. There are plenty of walking trails winding through the Red Hill Nature Reserve, including a popular summit walk (1½ hours) that departs from a carpark on Mugga Way near Flinders Way.

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Nearby Canberra attractions

1. Embassy of Japan

1.04 MILES

The white walls and black beams of the elegant embassy building and adjacent Ambassador's Residence are reminiscent of traditional Japanese design. The…

2. High Commission of India

1.05 MILES

The design of the elegant, symmetrical Indian High Commission was inspired by classical Mughal and Hindu architecture. The grounds include a moat and…

3. United States Embassy

1.19 MILES

The US Embassy, constructed 1942–48, is the oldest embassy in Yarralumla, with the lease signed in 1941. It's built in a colonial Georgian style most…

4. Manuka Oval

1.23 MILES

This popular local sports stadium was inaugurated in the 1920s and now plays host to AFL and cricket matches, including its first game of International…

5. Royal Australian Mint

1.25 MILES

The Royal Australian Mint is Australia’s biggest money-making operation. Its gallery showcases the history of Australian coinage; learn about the 1813 …

6. Australian Parliament House

1.25 MILES

Built in 1988, Australia's national parliament building is a graceful and deeply symbolic piece of architecture. Sitting atop Capital Hill, the building…

7. Embassy of Finland

1.48 MILES

Constructed in 2002, the glass-and-steel 'Ilmarinen' building of the Embassy of Finland is designed to resemble a ship – its name recalls the hero of the…

8. High Commission of Papua New Guinea

1.54 MILES

One of the most interesting embassies in Canberra, the High Commission of Papua New Guinea building is based on the design of a Haus Tambaran, a…