Parliament of Australia, Canberra

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Government Building Tourist Spot
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 Canberra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Canberra holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Canberra has to offer, including Parliament of Australia.
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  • Does the idea of politics, big decisions and power makes you excited, nervous and get your heart pumping? If so, it's probably warranted you get yourself here for a visit, but prepare yourself for cro...  more »
  • Parliament House stands tall on top of a hill and can be seen from almost anywhere in Canberra. Try and go when parliament is in session and despite a probable long queue to get in at this time is wel...  more »
  • I love politics so loved Parliament but if you are not into politics you would probably find it dry although it is very historic  more »