Credited By : Tourism Australia
Architecturally impressive, Australian Parliament House was designed to encourage public access and involvement, while responding to the Australian climate, landscape, vegetation, and even the quality of the light.
The forecourt reflects Australia’s ancient beginnings, with a 196-square-metre mosaic, designed by Aboriginal artist Michael Nelson Jagamara. Inside, there is a stunning art collection and the extraordinary Great Hall Tapestry, designed by renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd, it took fourteen full-time weavers more than two years to complete. Travellers can be part of the action as they watch Question Time.
Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime, below-decks and behind-the-scenes access to Australian Parliament House, along with a dining experience usually reserved for visiting dignitaries.
Visitors will build an understanding of architect Romaldo Giurgola’s unique vision – from its European origins to its Australian materials and interpretation that caps Walter Burley-Griffin’s Canberra plan.