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Parliament of New South Wales

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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...more
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Parliament House 6 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9230 2111
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Afternoon tea wasn’t in the Strangers Dining room for some reason, we were moved to another room down the corridor which was a little disappointing. Perhaps we should have read up on it more beforehand but we we expected to have the afternoon tea in...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The truth is not as serious that as it is possible to deduce it from the title. The building contractors built the parliament, that original function was a hospital- in exchange for the monopoly of rum transport. Later on, one part of this building became...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were just passing by and thought we'd pop in and have a look, we had some tea and scones at the Parliament cafeteria then the tours had ended we begged the guard to please please please let us have a peek, he went asked...More

Thank Pappaji
Reviewed 1 April 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

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 11 January 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

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 December 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

Thank R B
Reviewed 23 October 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

1  Thank nomesie
Reviewed 11 May 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 8 May 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 31 March 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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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
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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