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Parliament House

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Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very similar to PNG's Parliament House so it must be a tropical design with free flowing openings to catch the breeze ? A very impressive structure and imposing in size and well worth a visit when the House is not sitting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were invited by the chief minister. The location is amazing, the architecture to be marvelled at and easy, accessible parking. If on foot not too far to walk from CBD

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Whosuki
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We had a couple of hours to kill in the city. I took my parents to Parliment House. We had lunch at the Cafe there and then walked around. The food was nice and it was interesting to walk around the different areas.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Open on weekends to walk through, missed the guided tour but could wander throughout the building except the chamber, enjoyed the map section in the library revised the early charts of Darwin and its harbour, no cafe open on weekend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ray19491969
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This Parliament house looks grand and rather forbidding. The public are wellcome and it is FREE. You must pass through security WHICH is OK. We went out through back door and crossed the immaculate garden to view the harbour passage into Darwin, very attractive. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Whitehavengirl43
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Open to the public, you need to go through a metal detector, great library, free wifi and just a stunning building

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We enjoyed a great tour led by Sasha (who we later learned is one of the court clerks) who was very informative about the history of NT as well as its political backdrop. Tours run twice on Saturdays for most of the year and are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike A
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Combined with the NT library and cafe on the green, this is a very relaxing experience. Makes you feel like your getting some of your taxes back, even if you are visiting. Also have a peak of the floor mosaic and art collection in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kevin P
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This tour in Darwin is a must. As someone that does not always take much notice of politics, I left knowing more. Sasha the tour guide that works as a clerk when parliment is sitting was very informative, easy to hear and listen to. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Snooky78
Reviewed 16 August 2018

From the outside this is a most elegant structure - there is a local joke about the name - try and find out what it is (Big Bus driver).

Date of experience: August 2018
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Andrew G
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Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
there are free parliament house tours on a sat at 9am and 11am and at the .oment on a wed morning at 11am. you can do a self gui ded tour . Thers a brochure there you can pick updated