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Parliament of Australia, Canberra
Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
Watch Australian government at work and receive a lesson in impressive modern architecture at Parliament of Australia. The immaculately landscaped, 32 hectare (79 acre) site features a long, low building resembling a boomerang from the front with four diagonal legs supporting a massive Australian flag on the roof. Inside, you'll find about 4,700 rooms and many publicly accessible areas. Join a guided tour. Lasting 45 minutes when government isn't sitting and 30 minutes when it is, a guided tour will bring you to the Chambers to watch Question Time and into viewing areas for important documents like the Magna Carta. You can't miss the tapestry in the Great Hall: It's one of the world's largest. Head to the rooftop for expansive views of Canberra, and grab refreshments in the Queens Terrace cafe. Before you head to Fyshwick, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fyshwick holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Fyshwick has to offer, including Parliament of Australia.
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It was interesting for a quick visit, but if you want to go into the house of representatives, book for tickets in advance! I gave up just waiting in line for tickets, let along waiting to get into th... read more »
The building is impressive, especially the marble and wood included. Take a guided tour to understand the workings of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Lovely views from the grassed area at... read more »
Visiting family in Canberra they had organised a trip to Parliament House for afternoon tea. The building is a mixture of traditional and modern and we would probably have benefited from an organised ... read more »
bob marley and bob the builder are awesome hahaha and im good looking :) ;)i love one direction whats your name im bigfoot and slendermun
Bloody Malcolm Turnbull with his polciies! it was better in the bindi iriwn days!!!!!!!!!
It's worthwhile to do the free tour. The paid tour possibly not so much, because they aren't allowed to take you everywhere anyway, and you're only allowed to photograph the areas that are covered by the free tour. Try to go on a weekend if you want free parking. I loved the tapestry, which is accessible without any tour.
Tours were awesome, such a nice building! Lovely unique interior!
It was great for my cousins, family friends and me. We enjoyed all the games and saw an argument.
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