Whether you are sitting at Regatta Point, or walking the gardens or lake or best of all paddle boating out on Lake Burley Griffin this memorial is gorgeous. Sometimes it creates rainbows. Worth a visit.
When we were kids visiting Canberra from Melbourne we thought that driving past this was a fantastic highlight, especially when the drops fell on the car. These days I think it's fair to say that the fountain is hardly ever switched on apart from Australia Day. And you know, it's just a jet of water in a stinking artificial lake.
This memorial to Captain James Cook, the British explorer and navigator who first charted some of the east coast of Australia, is uninspiring and banal.
It consists of some huge pumping machinery in Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin capable of throwing a six ton jet of water to a maximum height of 147 meters.
So much for modern technology.