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"3infun Canberra Attraction Pass Including the Australian Institute of Sport
3infun Ticket"Whether you want to size yourself up against some of Australia’s elite athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport venture into the delightful miniature world of Cockington Green Gardens or try your hand at some of the 200 exhibits and experiences at Questacon 3infun is serious fun for all ages.The Australian Institute of Sport (The AIS)Australia's premier elite sports precinct. A place that cannot be found anywhere else in Australia. Throughout the year the AIS opens its doors to over 200000 visitors from Australia and overseas. Only minutes from Canberra's CBD with plenty of free car and coach parking
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National Museum of Australia: Ultimate Museum Experience
"Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in the centre of Canberra the Museum's stunning architecture offers an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people. See some of the nation's most popular and important objects all in one place from Phar Lap's heart and the Holden Prototype No.1 to bark paintings and ochre used by Aboriginal artists over 50000 years ago. The Ultimate Museum Experience offers a private tour with a guide. The tour is flexible and is tailored to how you would like to experience the Museum. You will be greeted in the Hall and offered refreshments in the e brunch or lunch before or after your tour. Tour duration is just over an hour.""""Discover where Australia's stories come alive at the National Museum of Australia. The Ultimate Museum Experience offers an exclusive personalised tour of the Museum with a dedicated tour guide
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"National Museum of Australia: A History of the World in 100 Objects
"National Museum of Australia: A History of the World in 100 Objects An Exhibition from the British Museum""The major international exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects provides an exceptional opportunity to witness compelling human stories expressed through a unique and beautiful collection of artefacts drawn from across the globe. Each object featured in the exhibition marks a poi from two million years ago until the present.During your visit to the National Museum of Australia you also have the opportunity to discover where Australia's stories come alive. Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in the centre of Canberra the Museum's stunning architecture offers an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people. Explore the Museum's permanent galleries and see some of the nation's most popular and important objects all in one plac
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Visit the Parliament Building...

Favorite thing Visit the Parliament Building 'close up'. It is built into an earthen berm and is both architecturally and ecologically innovative. It was first opened in 1988 and was designed by Mitchell/Giurgola and Thorp architects after a competition with over 325 entries.

Fondest memory Being able to wander through the corridors of this beautiful building. For more information see: http://www.aph.gov.au/jhd/visiting/architect/build.htm

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shrimp56
Aug 16, 2005

When you are visiting the...

Favorite thing When you are visiting the Australian Capital, you have to visit the National Parliament House (http://www.aph.gov.au) that is located on a 32-hectare site and built on top of Capital Hill. It is the focal point of Canberra. The building completed in 1988 after a cost of over 800 million dollars, but it is one of the most attractive parliament buildings in the world. It replaced the old parliament (http://www.oph.gov.au) house, which is located further down the hill. The National Parliament House is build from a design by the architect Romaldo Giurgola. It was official opened by Queen Elisabeth II (for those don’t know, she is English) on May 9th 1988. For those who want to send an e-mail to the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, this is the address: http://www.pm.gov.au ;-)

See for more info and pictures in the Parliament House travelogue please…

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Ronald_T
Sep 12, 2002

The Parliament House

Favorite thing The Parliament House is located on a 32- hectare site on Capital Hill and is the focal point of Canberra. The unique blend of the architecture and the collection of art artifacts make it a popular cultural attractions.

beachboy
Aug 25, 2002

Parliament House

Favorite thing Visit Parliament House...it's the home of Australia's Federal Parliament. You can go inside and look around or you can get a free tour. Once when I went I had a broken ankle and they gave me a wheelchair to use for the day...I must admit, it did make it harder to get around but we still managed to see everything.

Phone: 02 62775399
Web: www.aph.gov.au
Email: Visitor.Services@aph.gov.au

Entry is free. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm every day except Christmas Day.

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Feb 10, 2006
 
 
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Favorite thing Visiting the House of Parliament is the main attraction when visiting Canberra. The Australian War Memorial was also very interesting.

Fondest memory The tour of the House of Parliment is the highlight of Canberra.

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Aug 24, 2002

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Changi Chapel

Also referred to as the Prisoner of War National Memorial Changi Chapel, one of thirteen built by Prisoners of War (POWs) in Changi Prison Camp, Singapore was built as ‘Our Lady of Christians Roman...
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ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul

While visiting Changi Chapel – Prisoner of War National Memorial I decided to wander into the adjacent ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul. I am glad I did. This chapel is unique in two ways (at least I...
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Australian War Memorial

I don’t, as a rule, write reviews on one off events, temporary exhibits at museums, galleries and the like as by their very nature they will invariably have finished or be gone by the time my reader...
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Blundell's Cottage

This cottage, now located in Commonwealth Park, was constructed as a home for Duntroon Estate workers in the 1860s and as such predates Canberra’s selection as the National Capital. It has been home...
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Canberra Railway Museum

Perhaps the last thing you might expect to find in Canberra is a railway museum and an excellent one at that. The current train service from Canberra consists of a three times a day service to...
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Canberra Glassworks

The new Canberra Glassworks is worth a visit. It was open on the 26th of May 2007. The Canberra Glassworks occupied the old Kingston Powerhouse. In the new Canberra Glassworks, the visitors are able...
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