Parliament of Australia, Canberra

4.6
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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  • We really enjoyed our visit to Parliament House and if you are gong, make sure you go on the free visitors tour. We got a lot more information than if we had walked around on our own and they will...  more »
  • We were quite impressed with this building. The Architecture is incredibly bold. The internal layout is very impressive. You certainly know that you are in the Nation's Capital.  more »
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