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Address: 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9230 2111
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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Go inside if you can

Unfortunately I was here too late in the day to be allowed inside the building, so I had to be content with admiring the grandeur of the structure from outside. But from my last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Fantastic building situated in Martin place, a central location for ease of access for all. I sang here with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir and enjoyed the grandure of the building. Decroated in typical british style the Decor reminded me of the interior of Windsor castle, with paintings of the the british monarchy displayed throughout. The central courtyard, possessed... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

To be able to visit the parliament of NSW provides a bit of an insight as to what goes on within. The chamber and various rooms were fascinating to look at. You can also visit a live legislative session on certain days of the week around 11am. It was a bit confusing as to where to go first when i... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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435 reviews 435 reviews
360 attraction reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

One of the attractions located at the Macquarie Street is this attraction. It was about 30 minutes before closing time when I arrived so I asked the Security Guard if I could still enter and visit the place. He assured that I would have plenty of time. The employee inside the Senate is another friendly fellow. He explained the furnishings... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Originally a wing of the stunning historical building housing the Sydney Hospital surgeons quarters, and expanded with a steel construction prefabricated wing added to house the legislative chamber in the mid 19th century..this historical building is well worth a wander through. The modern parliamentary offices are added to the rear of the historical facade and there are often exhibits here... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The NSW Parliament House is one of the most significant historic buildings in Sydney. It needs to be more open to the public considering that it is supposed to be a place where the residents of NSW are represented. I appreciated it's colonial architecture.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Unfortunately I was here too late in the day to be allowed inside the building, so I had to be content with admiring the grandeur of the structure from outside. But from my last visit in the late 1990s I recall the houses of parliament inside being most impressive and well worth the effort of a visit.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I have a friend who works at the parliament. He invited me to the restaurant for lunch - just lovely place with view of the park! If you have a chance, you should go there. You need to be accompanied to the restaurant, but just a visitor tour will give you a different experience which can be a bit more... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I was fortunate to be invited by a local MP to dine at Parliament House. This is history itself, and a very civilised place to dine

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

But dull if you like looking around pkaces that have nothing to show but to say you being do it not hard to get to

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Brisbane, Queensland
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I was lucky enough to be in Sydney when the NSW Parliament was having an Open Day, where myself and other visitors were able to wander through almost the entire building; a building which is truly impressive and worth a visit on a normal day as well. The Legislative Council and Assembly Chambers are smaller than they look on TV... More 

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