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Australian Parliament House
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Owner description: The home of Australia's Parliament and the meeting place of a nation, Australian Parliament House offers visitors to Canberra a unique experience.
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We re-visited the Federal Parliament House again this weekend for its annual Open Day. This is one of the most amazing public buildings in Australia and should not be missed by any one travelling to Canberra. It is full of references to the landscape of the country, has some amazing art works and best of all, can be accessed by the public, even when a parliament is sitting. Make it a must see for your next visit ...

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Having last been here about 10 years ago, we were pleased to see that there are few signs of age in this magnificent building. Australians can be truly proud of the building, the outlook and the democratic government that this building houses. For all that we whinge about our politicians, this is truly a great legacy to leave the generations to follow. We live in a wonderful free country and this is the home of the place that ensures that our country remains that way. Do take a guided tour to appreciate the thought that has gone into the design and decoration of the place, from the nod to the British system of government in the choice of the interior colours of the 2 houses, to the colour choices of timber and floor decorations and sweeping curves of the architecture, even to the significance of the grassy knoll on top! Disappointed that I could not tour the Reichstag in Berlin last year without a prior booking and security check, by contrast, we are so welcoming, and were able to take our German guest into our own houses of parliament with only an airport security screen check.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

My husband & I are in Sydney for our sons Wedding so we came to Canberra to do some " sight" seeing . First stop was Paliament House - we weren't disappointed although if we had known we would have tried to do a guided tour. It really is an impressive building and although it is only 25 years parts of it seem older. Definitely recommend the views from the roof - although I thought someone would have thought to have signs giving details of the points of interest !! Just an idea !
Staff were friendly & helpful. There is a Post office in the building so we were able to send a postcard to our granddaughter stamped from Parliament House. Certainly worth the visit.

Thank Mandy M
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

A trip to Canberra is rarely complete without a trip to Parliament house. We took our young family and was great to explain how our political system works. Take a trip to the top and see the view.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our guide Vanessa spoke clearly and was very knowledgeable and very approachable with our questions. Beautiful building, staff very friendly.

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