Your choice your venues, 5 1/2 hours
There are 14 major national institutions and sites within the Parliamentary Zone and around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. They are all worth a visit, and I can help you choose two to four of the ones most suited to your interest. The cost is for my guiding time for you. It can be conducted in your transport or I am able to organise either private transport or bus tickets if some distances are best covered on wheels rather than on foot. We'll include a quick lunch stop.
Museum of Democracy at Old Parliament House
The National Archives
The National Gallery of Australia and Sculpture Gardens
The High Court of Australia
The National Portrait Gallery
Reconciliation Walk and Place
Questacon - Science and Technology Centre
The National Library and Treasures Gallery
The National Museum of Australia,
The National Film and Sound Archive (and National University of Australia)
Blundell's Cottage and the Carillon
St John the Baptist Church
The Australian War Memorial
You visit Parliament House and take in many of the national icons of the Parliamentary Zone: National Library, High Court, National Gallery and all the interesting linking paths with their sculptures.
In case of bad weather we spend more time inside and less outside.
Generally wear sun-block and a hat or a rain jacket if it looks like rain. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Federation Stone, Federation Mall, directly in front of Parliament House, Canberra.
You can park on Federation Mall or in the car park underneath Parliament House, or you can arrive by bus or taxi at the bus stop adjacent to the Federation Stone
End location: Federation Mall, near your car or back at the bust stop or as arranged with you.
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
This will be a tailored tour exclusive to you and we can work out the details when you get in touch.
The weather on the day may influence the amount of time we spend inside buildings or outside.
Walking, light to moderate. There is some sitting and where we walk is mostly level. We cover about 3k or 2miles.
My time and the itinerary as described. As it is a private tour the exact itinerary is flexible and can be altered to suit the interest of the visitor(s).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 AUD - For a light lunch and transport component for each person on the tour.
Lunch is extra and if we are not using your own transport.
the options are varied and will depend on the number of people in the group (1 - 10).
For example, I can give a free lift to up to three people in my own private car.
If we travel by local bus, the cost will be $16. If we hire a vehicle and driver for you this will be $100 - $300 depending on the exact requirement.
I am not licensed to drive a vehicle for hire or reward. I can drive a private vehicle that you provide as a courtesy. No money is taken for driving. I can also arrange a separate car and driver.
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Kerstin is a really great guide. She is very accommodative and knowledgable. I would definitely recommend her for the city day tour.
Jay Mi Tan