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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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NZ parliament is one of the friendliest places to visit in Wellington. I love it's cafeteria, which is nice place to unwind. Even watching the proceedings from the visitors... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

NZ parliament is one of the friendliest places to visit in Wellington. I love it's cafeteria, which is nice place to unwind. Even watching the proceedings from the visitors' gallery is a pleasant sight with no unparliamentary barbs or insulting taunts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We read in a guide book about the free guided tours of the parliament building so turned up to take part without a need to book. Security is quite tight understandably, so coats, bags etc have to be handed in and no photography is allowed but it is a very interesting trip which includes all 3 buildings and a video... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friday was such a wet day didn't know where to go so decided here we had to wait an hour for tour but free and very informative

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a really interesting tour, the guide really knew his stuff, and delivered it very well - it sounded natural, not rehearsed. The guide really took time to get to know the group, find out where people were from so he could compare and contrast the NZ system to something familiar to those in the group. This helped him... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was free which made it perfect for the rainy day I had as I planned to be doing things outside and had to make a quick change in plans. This was an interesting tour as we got to learn about how the politics of New Zealand works. Also gave us lots of cool facts about the history of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great information area, free tours and the opportunity to see the Parliamentary Process in New Zealand. This is a more classic set of buildings as opposed to those in Australia. You can also see the Beehive, next door that houses the offices of Parliamentarians and Senators. Nearby is the library and Churches

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had not been on this tour before except a school trip about 55 yrs ago! Our guide was well versed in the history and workings of NZ parliament.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interest guided tour through NZ history & politics. Political system may be somewhat confusing to visitors from Europe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the tour of the parliament building and really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was very friendly and gave some interesting information about the buildings we visited. Especially enjoyed the bit about the earthquake protection system.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see for anyone visiting wellington. The build is of amazing quality and the gardens well maintained. Good place to chill during a sunny day.

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