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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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"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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New Parliament House Tips (52)

Aboriginal Art at the parliament

In the very first moment it looks just like a fancy mosaique and most people might not even notice it as something special, BUT there is a meaning behind of it: This interesting mosaique that was made...
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Nov 02, 2014


I am sure it would be impossible when visiting Canberra not to visit the new Parliament House..Located not far from the old Parliament House this new building is in a really dominant postion.The new...
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Oct 29, 2011

Parliament House

This is not a museum. This is a real Parliament House Of Australia. The building is not as big as I thought, cause Australia is a big country. But the architectural of the building and landscaping are...
Jul 07, 2011

More points of interest -New Parliament House

There is more than "Just Parliament" in new parliament house. On the walls, there are paintings of the Prime Ministers, there is information about the different parties. We saw a lovely clock, which...
Nov 20, 2009


You would have to be blind not to see the 81-metre high flagmast, which is one of the world's largest stainless steel structures, sitting on top of New parliament house. From above, the design of new...
Nov 20, 2009


Located infront of New parliament house, is a large mosaic. It is based on a Central Desert dot-style painting done by a leading Aboriginal artist from the Papunya community of the Northern Territory....
Nov 19, 2009

New Parliament Building

The third Parliament building of Australia (Melbourne 1901-27, 'Old Parliament' House, Canberra 1927-88) was designed by an American firm (Mitchell/Giurgola) with an Italian (Giurgola) lead architect....
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Jun 03, 2009

Strolling through the legislature!

The new Parliament house is a modern building which is vast.The auditorium/hall at the ground floor is huge and is used to conduct functions such as convocations etc..The corridors are full of...
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Dec 07, 2008


The Australian Parliament is open to the public for free but there are measures in place to maintain security and preserve the safety of our Parliamentarians. As it is the seat of government, CANBERRA...
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May 05, 2008

Incorrect Information

This is just a correction of another article I read on this site from someone. They said that due to security reasons people can no longer walk on the roof. This is INCORRECT. The public can access...
Feb 10, 2008

Get onto the Roof

The roof of Parliament House provides spectacular views of Canberra. Access is via the lift at Members' Hall in the first floor.But it's not only the views. Also the roof itself is very interesting,...
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Jul 08, 2007

A Modern Shell filled with History

Queen Elizabeth II opened New Parliament House on Capital Hill on 9 May 1988. The building was designed by Romanldo Guirgola of Mitchell, Giurgola & Thorp Architects, with the prospect of a...
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Jul 08, 2007
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Things to Do Near New Parliament House

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National Capital Exhibition

Having visited the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre next door, a great place to get your bearings and learn something of the story of the national capital through a combination of audio-visual...
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National Gallery of Australia

Art galleries can often be controversial and political. That’s why they exist, isn’t it? One of the National Gallery of Australia’s most political, controversial and poignant pieces is to be found...
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National Portrait Gallery

The latest addition to the Parliamentary prescient and located next to the High Count of Australia and the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery was opened in 2008. In contrast to the High...
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High Court of Australia

Two buildings in Canberra rank high in the stakes for being the most hideous looking buildings in Australia – both these buildings are beside each other. One is the High Court of Australia and the...
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Questacon, Australia’s National Science and Technology centre, is one of Canberra’s top attractions, much loved by children in particular though it offers plenty to stimulate the curiosity and...
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St John the Baptist Anglican Church

See my separate (related) tips for: St John the Baptist Church includes history St John the Baptist Church – Interior St John’s Schoolhouse – Canberra’s first school I have to admit to having a...
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