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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  • Nice to see where the taxes go...immaculate inside and out. Very educational tour on 2/11/19 conducted by young blond man (forgotten his name). Beautifully spoken and knowledgeable and so interesting ...  more »
  • I was surprised at how accessible Parliament Houst was, and it was well worth a visit to see and experience the building. Parking was easy to find and plenty of it, and staff were very willing to dire...  more »
  • I have been here before, but never to the rooftop. With an hour or so free I decided to revisit Parliament House. Staff are exceptionally courteous and knowledgeable and you can either do a guided tou...  more »
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