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Parliament House

Parliament House 6 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9230 2111
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A visit to the Parliament of NSW provides a rare opportunity to explore a significant 19th-century historic site while observing the workings of democracy in a modern Australian parliament. The Parliament of NSW is housed in one of the buildings formerly known as the Rum Hospital and is Australia’s first parliament established in 1829.
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Parliament House 6 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The place where decisions are made. The Parliament House is attractive. It looks like a colonial house, with all of its splendor. Important decisions are made every day for the good of citizens. I admired it and took it all in. Only then did I...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

the location is the best in Canberra, you have a good view over to the other side the war memorial, the building is unique, you should take the time to inspect the inside as well, you can spend a whole day to look at it...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Our visit to the NSW Parliament was a real highlight of our holiday to Australia. Visitors are allowed great access to the building, including hands-on in both chambers, when on the (free) tour. The staff and very knowledgable and passionate about the building and institutions....More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

I chanced going in for a quick walkabout as I was impressed by the architecture whilst walking down Macquarie Street. I was in luck, as there was a guided tour shortly commencing. They have free guided tours on Monday and Friday at 1.30pm. Danny, the...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2017

We happened upon Parliament House while walking down Macquarie Street, viewing the architecture. We decided to visit, as this is the oldest building in public use in Sydney. Unfortunately many of the rooms normally opened to the public were in use the day we were...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

We did not consider this as a must-see place but are very glad we took the to visit this. On the 9.30 slot there were only 4 in our group. The guide was knowledgable and delivered the tour very professionally. We gained a good insight...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food and the scones were fabulous. The waitress Pippa was very professional and friendly. Staff were excellent and well trained. The setting was stunning and the china was unique and lovely.

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Reviewed January 3, 2017

We were on our way to the Royal Botanical Gardens after our own "free and easy" city walking tour from Town Hall and has just passed by the "Fortune" Wild Boar Fountain of Good Luck minutes ago (please refer to my earlier review of this...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2016

We visited as part of the Sydney Open event and found the building very interesting - both relating to its history as part of the Rum Hospital and its current use. We were able to see both chambers of parliament and a number of other...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

My boyfriend & I vacationed, in Sydney, Australia, in May 2016. While there, we bypassed Parliament House and decided to go in. The admission is FREE is get in. The building is quite nice and there is an interesting art piece in the middle of...More

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buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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