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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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Being from the uk we are used to democracy government etc but this tour was fascinating. Citizens from less democratic areas may we’ll be amazed at how government works in New Zealand. Ordinary citizens can sit in on select committees and attend sessions of parliament....More

Thank BarryD974
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting Parliament Buildings can always be interesting and the Wellington Parliament is no exception. Definitely worth an hour to stroll around when visiting Wellington. You can incorporate The Supreme Court across the road

Thank Trenham Ian Weatherhead
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I think for a free offering, you should make time to tour parliament. A brief history movie to start, then a quick guided tour through the various rooms and their functions in government. It’s free.. it’s informative. It’s fun.

Thank Daz S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free guided tours are available, after you go through security. You can also go to the visitor's gallery when Parliament is in session.

Thank Manningjen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got some great photos. A mix of modern and historic buildings. The gardens are beautiful. Seats are available in surrounds

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice setting. The beehive looks very interesting and there is a short around the inside of parliament. The old buildings are old and well kept and the wooden library part is very traditional. It is impressive the way Wellington has managed to preserve...More

Thank 48Stephen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting tour of NZ's parliament free of charge, with very knowledgable guide. Get to go into the cool places you see on tv! Highly recommended.

Thank SallyJones123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it is not inappropriate to say that the old parliament building complex is best piece of architecture in New Zealand. The Parliament House, Library and the more controversial Beehive form the best man-made landscape in Wellington. Having a picnic in the front lawn...More

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting building, go on the tour. Its where our government sits... Thank gaaaawwwwd national are out and we have a left wing government again.... Get in there and check it

Thank redstar999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a stop on our city tour and there are three interesting buildings in a row and this is one of the three. Its grounds are also peaceful and well maintained.

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steven z
13 November 2017|
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Response from Linda J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, down one side - sorry I don’t often check for questions!
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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