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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.
Parliament of Australia reviews
A very worthwhile visit to see the seat of Australian government to get a proper feel of how Australian democracy works.
A very worthwhile visit to see the seat of Australian government to get a proper feel of how Australian democracy works. more »
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The external architecture of this building is very interesting because it resembles a bunker. The interior is very well kept and the staff were very helpful, including offering to take our group photo. The Chamber is open for visitors. There is a nice cafeteria here too. Well worth a visit although we had to go through a metal detector on entry.
One of the most amazing and thoughtful architecture. I visited on the day when parliament was not sitting so ample parking was available ( free of cost due to holiday season). Plenty of option for free tour but prior booking is recommended. I took a paid guided architecture with James. He was very insightful and took us through many points of interest, their background and history. Don’t forget to visit the rooftop which has awesome views of Canberra. Kids also enjoyed it. Highly recommend
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