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Parliament House

Parliament House 6 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9230 2111
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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 formerly known as the Rum Hospital and is Australia’s first parliament established in 1829.
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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 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank ToTravelIsBrilliant
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

Thank Skidooo
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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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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were on our way to the Royal Botanical Gardens after our own "free and easy" city walking tour from Town Hall and has just passed by the "Fortune" Wild Boar Fountain of Good Luck minutes ago (please refer to my earlier review of this...More

1  Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We visited as part of the Sydney Open event and found the building very interesting - both relating to its history as part of the Rum Hospital and its current use. We were able to see both chambers of parliament and a number of other...More

Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My boyfriend & I vacationed, in Sydney, Australia, in May 2016. While there, we bypassed Parliament House and decided to go in. The admission is FREE is get in. The building is quite nice and there is an interesting art piece in the middle of...More

Thank Lady4Evermore
Reviewed 17 July 2016

many of the good spots are not accessible to public. THe fell of hte history of hte place is there though. Nice building

Thank illana15
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

While I remember the days you could just walk up the stairs, sadly it is not the case anymore. Today there is full security check as a result of the sign of the times. However, at all points that required personal interaction or 'moments of...More

Thank Paige S
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We didn't realise that you could go in and have a look around parts of Parliament House. It's worth a quick look around, even though you ca only see parts of it, there is a lot of history here and some interesting things. Rub shoulders...More

Thank Off_down_under
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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