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. 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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  • This was a very interesting visit. Go to the roof for a great view over Canberra and towards the Australian War Memorial. I was treated like royalty as guest by my local Federal Member of Parliament w...  more »
  • What a grand building of the 21st century style. Lots of concrete and marble and wood. The building is grand in modern terms and works very well as a working parliament and a tourist attraction. We ha...  more »
  • Thoroughly recommend the paid for tour ($15). Try if possible to secure the services of Eric. He is an amazingly knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide. I cannot rate him highly enough! You can wan...  more »
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