The design of the elegant, symmetrical Indian High Commission was inspired by classical Mughal and Hindu architecture. The grounds include a moat and water feature.

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1. United States Embassy

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The US Embassy, constructed 1942–48, is the oldest embassy in Yarralumla, with the lease signed in 1941. It's built in a colonial Georgian style most…

2. Embassy of Japan


The white walls and black beams of the elegant embassy building and adjacent Ambassador's Residence are reminiscent of traditional Japanese design. The…

3. Australian Parliament House

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Built in 1988, Australia's national parliament building is a graceful and deeply symbolic piece of architecture. Sitting atop Capital Hill, the building…

4. Embassy of Finland

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Constructed in 2002, the glass-and-steel 'Ilmarinen' building of the Embassy of Finland is designed to resemble a ship – its name recalls the hero of the…

5. High Commission of Papua New Guinea

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One of the most interesting embassies in Canberra, the High Commission of Papua New Guinea building is based on the design of a Haus Tambaran, a…

6. Lennox Gardens

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These perfectly picnickable gardens on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin are home to a couple of lovely small sights, including the Canberra Nara Peace…

7. Museum of Australian Democracy

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The seat of government from 1927 to 1988, this elegantly proportioned building offers visitors a taste of the political past. Displays cover Australian…

8. Aboriginal Tent Embassy

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First erected in 1972 as a protest against the government's approach to Indigenous land rights, this camp on the lawn in front of Old Parliament House…