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Parliament Buildings

Molesworth Street, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
+64 4-817 9503
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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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Molesworth Street, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
+64 4-817 9503
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tours of Parliament leave on the hour and are free . It is worth every minute as so much information is given to you in that hour. You get to tour all the parts of the buildings and get real insight into NZ parliamentary systems...More

Thank 920lorrainec
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wellington, being the capital of NZ is steeped in history. There are 4 parliament buildings in the city. They look magnificent in their splendour. On this day it was not possible to go past the gates due to security issues but looking from outside you...More

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very cool place to visit, but unfortunately we did not have a very good guide - very ho hum. It is very interesting to hear how Parliament runs and to see the building. I hope you get a better guide.

Thank Russellbum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on an hour long tour which begins with an introductory video on the logistics of the parliamentary system in New Zealand followed by walking around the three buildings to look at different rooms of importance. What sealed my opinion about the buildings was...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this visit. Educational and great to get this quick (only 30mins) 'back of the scenes' tour. Unfortunately the lady taking our tour was quite soft spoken and would have benefitted from either assistance in voice projection or a smaller group. However an honour to...More

Thank Rhona A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the longer one hour free tour. You get a fascinating insight as to how parliament works and we were able to go into the debating chamber. If I had had time I would have gone to listen to a session which is available to...More

1  Thank 708Robin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings are truly beautiful, filled with tonnes of history. I was unable to visit inside any of the buildings of Parliament during my time in Wellington, but the grounds are especially beautiful on a nice sunny day. A walk through the grounds was great.

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the one-hour tour of Parliament. Good introductory video (needs updating with footage of the current Governor General though and one really bad typo) and an excellent, well-informed guide. I loved the fact that information booklets were provided in several languages and the guide...More

Thank 0jacquiew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique buildings in a garden setting in central Wellington. Great place for photos and easy walk from bus and train.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's relaxing to walk through Parliament gates into the tranquility of its grounds. Huge old English trees mix with native trees such as Pohutukawas. Old buildings mixed with new surround this part of Wellington. The Beehive is a great backdrop for photos.

Thank Maureen D
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Michelle B
22 May 2017|
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Response from Pruguy | Reviewed this property |
go to their website and see what time the tours are offered. It is best to make a reservation as they often are booked.
2 February 2017|
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Response from Ker65 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the parlament, I just had to wait 35 minutes :-)
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