- Australian War Memorial
- Australian National Museum
- Parliament House
- National embassies
OVERVIEW OF THE TOUR
Canberra is Australia’s Capital City and is the home of many famous buildings and landmarks such as Parliament House, The Australian War Memorial, and The Australian National Museum. Our Tour is operated by an expert guide, who will provide you with running commentary throughout our Canberra Day Tour.
Our first stop for the day will be in one of the small Australian towns between Sydney and Canberra for a snack or coffee (own cost).
Once we arrive in Canberra, we'll visit the stunning Parliament House. Your tour date and time may even allow you to witness the Houses of Parliament in session. Parliament House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988 and consists of 4 700 different rooms of which display stunning architecture and design.
Book lovers will love a stop at the National Library, dating back to the early years after the Australian Federation in 1901. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Library served both the Federal Parliament and the Nation. The Library was originally opened in Melbourne, however, in 1927, the library was relocated to Canberra, due to the relocation of Parliament House. The National Library is the largest reference library in Australia.
We continue on to the National Museum of Australia, which was officially opened in 2001 and is the home of many famous Australian cultural artifacts. The museum explores Australia's social history, including many key issues and events that have shaped the nation. Here you can view Phar Lap, the iconic race horse, Aboriginal art and tools and the Holden prototype No. 1 car.
From 16 Sept to 15 Oct we will go to the annual spring Floriade instead of the National Museum of Australia. The Floraide is a wonderful celebration of Spring, full of colourful flowers and a lively atmosphere with music and snacks.
We'll visit the Australian War Memorial in the afternoon, where you will be greeted by a local guide who will conduct a tour. The Australian War Memorial brings together a world-class museum and a shrine of remembrance to offer a diverse experience of war. The War Memorial connects individuals with stories of people and events during the war era, that helped shape Australia today. The War Memorial is a sacred place for Australians. Many visits to pay respect to those who sacrificed their lives for their country.
As we head back to the city, you will see a wide range of distinct national embassies in Canberra's suburbs. Many foreign embassies will be pointed out to you along the way, and stories will be shared regarding past prime ministers who have lived in the Lodge, which is the residence of the Australian Prime Minister and was built in the mid 1920s and is made up of 40 rooms which are set across 18,000 square metres.