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Parliament Buildings

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Address: Molesworth Street, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
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+64 4-817 9503
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Free, one-hour guided tours of Parliament operate every day on the hour....

Free, one-hour guided tours of Parliament operate every day on the hour. Take a tour with one of our trained guides to visit key parts of Parliament's buildings and learn about our parliamentary processes, and have an insight in to New Zealand's history and culture. Tours operate seven days a week with the first tour at 10am, last tour 4pm. We recommend you arrive least 15 minutes before the tour departs as tour group sizes are limited and so you have time to check in your belongings. Everyone must leave their bags, coats, phones, cameras and other electronic devices in secure storage at the Visitor Centre in the Beehive. Individuals do not need to book. Groups of 10 or more are required to book their tour in advance. Specialist tours are avaiable on request but must be booked in advance.

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Amazed to find zero security presence and that you can just walk in for a tour! Loved the gardens and location.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazed to find zero security presence and that you can just walk in for a tour! Loved the gardens and location.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Short informative overview and interesting tour of our parliament buildings which included banquet hall, debating chamber and select committee rooms. Parliament was on holiday so maybe more interesting when parliament in session. Nice to see where MP's are interviewed for by media...like we see on TV.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

OK I'm a little biased as I work in the precinct. But any Kiwi really should pay this place a visit just to learn a little bit about our democracy and Parliamentary history. The stories associated with the place are many, varied, fascinating and often bizarre. The tour guides have an encyclopedic knowledge and can regale you with all sorts... More 

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Thank Felix M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Parliament tour provided a great overview of New Zealand architecture and the history of the mixed architecture. Fascinating for tourists, and probably really valuable for New Zealanders.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and informative tour - witness where a lot of New Zealand history is made. Take the 1 hour tour instead of the abbreviated half hour tour - you may need to book ahead. No photos and very strict security. It's probably not for very young or irritable children, but our 8 year old enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tours are about one hour and provide helpful information on how the Parliament eorks. You pass serious security and must leave bags and purses at a check in stand. No photographs or cameras are allowed. You begin with a short video about the Parliament and building. You then visit the banquet hall in the "beehive," the Executive building before proceeding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are tours for the public on the hour, 30 minute tours and hour tours. The tours are free. Guide was really informative and it was interesting getting a view of the main rooms in the parliament building.

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Thank Mathilda J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour through these old buildings, get to see the house where parliament sits as well as a special representative sit to discuss law. Very informative from the tour guide with lots of interesting facts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the FREE one hour "Introducing Parliament Tour". Our guide was very informative and we visited many places of interest in the Beehive, Parliament House and the Parliamentary Library. This is a great way to learn about the history of NZ and our parliamentary processes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The free tour of the New Zealand Parliament buildings is an absolute must for all visitors, of all ages, to New Zealand (and you never know you may just get to see the PM!). A very insightful tour of all three parliament buildings including the famous Beehive, Parliament and Library buildings.

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