Captain James Cook Memorial

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The Captain James Cook Memorial is on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin – and in the lake!

This memorial comprises a water jet and a nearby terrestrial globe commemorating the bicentenary of Captain Cook’s landing on the east coast of Australia in 1770. The bronze globe uses meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude to form an open-cage map of the world, with land masses depicted in copper. Lines on the globe illustrate Captain Cook’s voyages.

The jet and globe were both refurbished in 2017. The jet operates from 11 am – 2 pm daily and reaches a height of 114 metres.

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Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility History & Heritage Picnic Area Walk Wheelchair access

Rates

Free Entry

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