Black Mountain is probably best known for the Telstra Tower that sits on top of it and the National Botanic Gardens that cover 50 hectares on its slops.
The maze of tracks are popular with hikers with the slopes being planted entirely with native trees and plants.
The tower rises 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain, providing 360 degree views of Canberra and the countryside around it.
The tower is more than a landmark and viewing gallery, however. It has a functional role in providing state-of-the-art telecommunications facilities for Canberra. In the lower level of the Tower's entrance foyer, the exhibition "Making Connections" traces the history of Australian telecommunications from the earliest days into the 21st century.
Here you see the Telstra Tower and rises 195 meters above the summit of Black Mountain and provides 360-degree views of Canberra and the surrounding countryside. Stunning views of the city can be seen by day are nights from two open viewing platforms or enclosed viewing gallery. This place is really worth a visit.
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Canberra is not a big city, but if you want to see the whole thing you should go to the Telstra Tower. It is a television tower that is open to the public, and it has a great view of Canberra.
View of the Telstra tower from the Carpark.
The previous photo was from the viewing point at the carpark, but you really can't see much, so the tower is the best way.
The View of Canberra from Telstra Tower. provides a spectacular 360 degree view of the city and the surrounding countryside.
The Telstra Tower
A great way to see a bird's-eye view of Canberra. I first went up here when i was 12, and I was enchanted even then.
The Telstra tower is simialr to Sydneys AMP tower although not as high, at night it is a nice touch to this 'ghost town'.
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