Parliament of Australia, Canberra

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Must see · Government Building · Architectural Building
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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. Plan to visit Parliament of Australia and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Canberra attractions using our Canberra driving holiday planning app.
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  • The tours were all booked when we arrived. I asked "so can we just wander about". Reply "this is your house, you own 1/24 millionth of Parliament house" Comment of our trip! Made me stand up a... 
    The tours were all booked when we arrived. I asked "so can we just wander about". Reply "this is your house, you own 1/24 millionth of Parliament house" Comment of our trip! Made me stand up a...  more »
  • Rude attendants and mask nazis everywhere. The friendliest person was a security guard who showed us around when we had no idea where to go. 
    Rude attendants and mask nazis everywhere. The friendliest person was a security guard who showed us around when we had no idea where to go.  more »
  • From the outside I was expecting something tall and formidable but it actually sits wonderfully into the landscape and is beautiful architecture. Inside the place is spacious and beautifully... 
    From the outside I was expecting something tall and formidable but it actually sits wonderfully into the landscape and is beautiful architecture. Inside the place is spacious and beautifully...  more »
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  • A grand city and a grand parliament. History, art, culture, planning, architecture, horticulture all brought together. Well worth a visit. Spend a day. Go to the museum too! Have a picnic at the marina. Please like my review if it was helpful. Pro tip : Head to Robertson the highlands and check out the Old Dairy Pheasant Ground Air B n B! Or the Run @ Pheasant Ground for RV camping. +61 428 266 094
  • Wonderful experience, very friendly and helpful staff. The one way system because of Covid works really well just make sure you don't miss anything on your way. Would recommend to anyone and be sure to check out the Lego version of the building. Lots of fun details there
  • A beautiful and tranquil place. Very humble and accepting residents. Well kept infrastructure and facilities. Keep on Moving Forward ACT. Proud to call Australia home!
  • Must visit and take a tour inside
  • I think many people believe Melbourne is Australia's Capital City. The fact is that it is indeed Canberra. Who would have known especially if you are from Perth? You know that in Western Australia we are not even sure if we are related in any way to Central or Eastern Australia. Go figure! In Perth we figure that Perth is the Capital of Australia. I mean all the gold for the mint comes from Western Australia and we do have the happiest mates and lassies.

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