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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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Very interesting

The one hour tour gives lots of background and history to this fascinating building. Tours are free and can be booked in advance although not essential. Very informative.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Burton, United Kingdom
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Burton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The one hour tour gives lots of background and history to this fascinating building. Tours are free and can be booked in advance although not essential. Very informative.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Head Office, yeah this is the place all the decisions are made in running our beautiful country. Fair to say they aren't doing to bad a job for us ALL. Parliament was sitting so we had full run of the place, including the debating chamber. Nice to get up close and personal. It is a MUST SEE

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the the Parliament Buildings and took a guided tour or all of the facilities. I was personally amazed at the beautiful old structures and old wood which gives this a very regal feel. During our tour, which was interesting, we did not get a lot about how their parliamentary system works. I would have like to have been... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The parliament building is in the shape of a beehive, interesting architecture, they offer public tours weekdays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely place very welcoming and relaxing friendly tour guides an interest place with good history .Good place to stop by for a visit .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful one hour tour of the parliament buildings. The tour guide was excellent and it was free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to see the Parliament Buildings and saw that there were free tours available and we didn't have to queue. There is a 30 minute tour at half-past the hour and a 60 minute tour on the hour. We opted for the latter and had an excellent lady guide (Kelly?) It was a very interesting and informative tour which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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