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Canberra: National Museum of Australia Guided Walking Tour

1. Canberra: National Museum of Australia Guided Walking Tour

BUILDING AND ARCHITECTURE TOUR departs at 10am and 2pm daily. The best way to see and experience the National Museum of Australia is to take a guided tour. Discover the amazing stories that have come together in the incredible structure on this 1 hour walking tour of the Museum and surrounds. Learn about the many hidden meanings in the museums iconic building, design and landscape. Highly knowledgeable guides bring Australian social history stories to life! Guided tours in languages other than English are available by request. Visit the free museum galleries or world-class travelling exhibitions after your tour with the insider knowledge your Tour Guide gives you. Enjoy lunch in the lakeside cafe or browse for souvenirs or a treat in the Museum Shop. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking outside.

From Sydney: Canberra Day Tour

2. From Sydney: Canberra Day Tour

Explore Australia's capital city from Sydney as you enter a new state, leaving New South Wales for the day. A morning tea stop (not included) en route will allow you to stretch your legs and visit a country town before arriving at the ultra-modern Capital. Join a guided tour of the New Parliament House and feel the might and privilege of Australian democracy through this architectural masterpiece costing $1.1 billion. From the inner halls of power to walking on the roof, this is an amazing building. Break for lunch (not included) before choosing where to spend your free time: The National Museum of Australia is controversial and popular, Australia's most modern museum has won national awards with its interactive mix of exhibits and displays highlighting Australia's diverse history and culture. This tour allows time at Floriade between September to October each year. Australia's biggest and most popular flower festival. Canberra's Commonwealth Park is transformed into a tapestry of colour with more than a million bulbs and annuals in bloom at this month-long festival. Rejoin the group for a time of reflection as you discover the legends of Gallipoli, the ANZACs, the sacrifices and losses suffered by Australians in past wars fought around the world at the Australian War Memorial. Drive past Yarralumla for a close look at the many national embassies, each one unique and designed to reflect aspects of the country's culture. Stop for 360 degree views over the capital city from Mount Ainslie and see how this city was well designed. Return to Sydney and enjoy a dinner stop (not included).

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