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Snapshot

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Daily 9am-10pm
Session Times

Session Times

9am-9pm (by appointment)
Session Duration

Session Duration

30 - 60 mins
Facilitated Program

Facilitated Program

fully facilitated (teacher must attend)
Group Size

Group Size

Max: 140
entry fees

Entry Fees

$7.50 per adult. $3 per child
Teacher to Student Ratio

Teacher to Student Ratio

Teacher FOC 1:10
Evening Program

Evening Program

Available by appointment
Self-Guided Program

Self-Guided Program

Self-guide welcome, Staff present to assist

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Telstra Tower

Telstra Tower rises 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain and provides unsurpassed 360-degree views of Canberra and surrounds.

Situated in a beautiful nature reserve, the Tower is a futuristic landmark that plays a vital role in Australia’s
telecommunication network. The Tower provides facilities for national and commercial television, FM radio, mobile phones, video and tele-conferencing.

Students visiting the Tower can see the city unfold from the enclosed viewing gallery or the two open viewing
platforms. There is also a conference centre and relaxing kiosk.

The Tower houses the Heritage Telstra Centenary Exhibition. The collection includes devices that played a role in important moments in Australian history.

The Tower was officially opened in 1980 by then Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

It has become one of the National Capital’s most symbolic landmarks and a major tourist attraction, with a total of over six million visitors.