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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 6 days ago

We walked from Mt Victoria down through the botanical gardens, cemetery to Parliament which was quite a steep but easy walk. There was no one around and we got to sit on a bench seat within the grounds to sit and ponder what was what....More

Thank Zenthy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a 1hr tour and it was great. As it was a Sunday we could go to all the locations and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The highlight was being able to visit the debating chamber. This is a must do for visitors...More

Thank Davieland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely tour with an enthusiastic guide. We got to observe the parliament in session. As Americans, we found this most interesting and exciting. The buildings are gorgeous, and the work to stabilize them in the event of earthquake is amazing. Each staff...More

Thank Holly L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building that I visited some 20 years ago, was built earthquake-safe. Pretty close to train station and downtown.

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting stroll thru the grounds. Several diff end architectures on the parliament buildings. Relaxing,not far from the city centre.

Thank freddo56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A most see if your in nzs capital! We enjoyed a wander around the buildings.. was quiet quiet as it was weekend

Thank CJO193
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely exploration and explanation of the parliamentary system in New Zealand. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour interactive and appealing to all ages from children to teens to adults

Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in a Wellington for long weekend and decided to take a tour of the beehive. This was well worth the visit. Very interesting and the tour took you to seen lots of interesting place, would recommend this as a must do when visiting...More

Thank lynn e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

History of nz parliamentary system shown. Lovely building and worth a visit if you have a couple of hours

Thank Oleh C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to visit Parliament, I recommend taking the free tour. You are able to learn a lot about the history of the buildings, workings of government and history of the country. They even explain how the buildings are equipped for earthquakes.

Thank RinneyEps
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steven z
13 November 2017|
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Response from Kylie S | Reviewed this property |
Yep there are quite a few on the side street but during the day it’s likely to be full. You can park at the Westpac stadium not far away. We went at night it looks quite pretty with the lighting and all the parks on the side... More
Michelle B
21 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.
1 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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