Parliament of Australia, Canberra

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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. 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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  • The layout, numerous areas including the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament and the artwork and photographs on display makes our Parliament a great place to visit whether or not it is on a sitting d...  more »
  • Really great to visit parliament. Very little is off limits, so you get to see the house of reps, and the senate rooms, and some amazing history. The views for the rooftop are incredible. It would be ...  more »
  • Parliament is located on a hill which gives you the overall view of Canberra. There are tours run by Parliament to see it from inside.  more »