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From Yass Junction, enjoy a one hour coach ride across a scenic rural landscape into the Australian Capital Territory.

First stop is Parliament House, where you’ll be taken on a 30-minute snapshot guided tour of this amazing earth-covered building. Queen Elizabeth II cut the ribbon to open the building in 1988, 200 years after Australia’s first white settlement was founded at Sydney Cove. Perhaps you’ll pass some familiar faces as you stroll through the corridors of power.

After a generous lunch at Parliament House, it’s time to visit your choice of one of four iconic Canberra destinations: the National War Memorial or stay at Parliament House for an extended back of house immersive tour. Learn more about the architecture, arts and the intricacies of working in such a dynamic building. These four institutions are ingrained in Australia’s cultural psyche and make for an engaging afternoon experience.

Please take the time to let your Hospitality Attendant know what you would like to do after your morning tour to secure your spot.

Back on board your coach you’ll move through the forests, fields and vineyards around Canberra, travelling an hour northeast to Goulburn Station where you’ll reboard the Great Southern in time for dinner.

– Approximately 8 hours

– Fitness level – Low

– Water

– Personal identification for entry into Parliament House

Platinum and Gold Service guests Included in your fare
The content and timings of Off Train Excursions are subject to change without notice
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