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Highlights of Canberra Full day tour

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Witness the wonderful views of Canberra and the region from the top of Mount Ainslie. Visit NCA Exhibition Centre. Be guided through the corridors of power at Australia’s Parliament House. Survey the Parliamentary Triangle & its National Institutions. Explore the Australian War Memorial and experience the moving Last Post Ceremony. All fees included. Personally guided throughout.

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Stop At: Mount Ainslie Lookout, Mount Ainslie Drive, Canberra 2602 Australia

One of Canberra’s most beautiful vantage points at the top of Mount Ainslie. From the lookout, your guide will explain the growth of a young city, the two-tiered colonial and capital city history and point out places of interest and key attractions, all while you survey the tremendous design of Canberra’s architect, Walter Burley Griffin.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Duntroon, Campbell ACT 2600, Australia

Expect a drive through the grounds of the Royal Military College Duntroon – Australian Army’s officer training establishment and perhaps to Mount Pleasant where you’ll be delighted to an alternative aspect overlooking central Canberra.

Stop At: National Capital Exhibition, Barrine Drive, Commonwealth Park, Canberra 2601 Australia

Discover some further history of Canberra along with a up close look of Lake Burley Griffin & the Captain Cook Memorial.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum of Australian Democracy, 18 King George Terrace Old Parliament House, Canberra 2600 Australia

After a journey through the Parliamentary Triangle, we head to the Old Parliament House – home to the ‘Museum of Australian Democracy” where you’ll enjoy our own short guided tour to key parts of this magnificent building showcasing more than 50 years of Australia’s political history.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Australian Parliament House, The Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra 2600 Australia

From the Old to the New, it’s then just a short journey up the Hill to New Parliament House. Get a guided tour through Great Hall, Senate, and House of Representatives Chambers.

We usually break for lunch at the Queens Terrace Café, a café with a variety of food options, sure to satisfy even the most diverse tastes.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: The Lodge, 5 Adelaide Avenue, Canberra Australia

As mid-afternoon rolls around, we’ll leave New Parliament House for a drive through Canberra’s diplomatic district – first passing by “The Lodge” – the primary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia.

We continue the drive through Canberra’s diplomatic district where you can spot the embassies of different countries represented in Australia.

Stop At: National Arboretum, Forest Drive, Molonglo Valley, Canberra 2611 Australia

Next we take a drive up to the National Arboretum lookout – a stunning 250-hectare arboretum right at our doorstep with amazing views back over Canberra.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent Campbell, Canberra 2612 Australia

We’ll guide you around the central part of the AWM before you’ll have some free time to observe some of the many galleries dedicated to showing Australia’s roll in conflict.

The final part of the tour is the Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony where a dedication is made to those who have fallen in service for Australia. It often leaves no dry eye.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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