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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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A brilliant design for our parliamentarians. Very spacious and wonderful exhibitions. A must see when in Canberra.
A brilliant design for our parliamentarians. Very spacious and wonderful exhibitions. A must see when in Canberra. more »
There are many things to see and do in Parliament House. It is steeped in history and you can sit in the Senate and The House of Representatives. It's interesting to see the different portraits that..... more
There are many things to see and do in Parliament House. It is steeped in history and you can sit in the Senate and The House of Representatives. It's interesting to see the different portraits that..... more »
Parliament House is a beautiful building full of beautiful history and art. The grounds are gorgeous. Highly recommend joining a free tour to get the most out of the visit. Our guide was so informative and made the history and art lesson fun! The cafe on site is delicious and very reasonably priced. Will definitely be back on my next trip to Canberra
Been here twice now, both very memorable visits! Loved the extra attention with the police blasting us with radiation. Highly recommended. Definitely want to return.
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