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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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  • Average9%
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Molesworth Street, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
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"public gallery"
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Designed by the same people who brought you Stalag 13, the spaghetti junction in the UK and pretty much anything in North Korea comes the Beehive Parliament building. To be fair i like stuff like this, and its handsome in its brutality especially when juxtaposed...More

Thank BarryW1970
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On a recent visit to Wellington, the capitol City of New Zealand, my wife and I visited The Parliament Buildings (aka `The Beehive`). On entering the Parliament Buildings we went to the Information Desk and were advised that there was a guided tour of the...More

Thank robert w
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience!! Loved the tour around the Beehive. Very interesting. Eaun was a great guide. Loved getting into the chambers to see a live sitting of Parliament. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a spare hour, I recommend the tour of the parliament buildings. Tours happen every hour on the hour, though you must arrive early enough to check your bags and coats first. Staff were friendly and welcoming, despite it being a high security...More

Thank TeamIan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s situated in the heart of Wellington. Visitors are welcome here, and they can go on a one-hour tour to learn more about New Zealand government. It runs every hour.

Thank khuzaimi2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of opportunity to see through this historical building. Even open in the weekend. Wear comfortable shoes.

Thank KJGNZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't have a chance to go in as we went late and the building is closed. The outside is awesome. Heard there's guided tour. Do go in hv a look if u hv chance.

Thank Ellen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting parliament! It was great to go on a tour and have a look inside the debating chamber. There was a great photo oppertunity outside! Would go again!

Thank Traveller240602
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture is amazing and it’s story had me spell bound. The gardens are lovely and the staff are truly wonderful.

Thank AlOlBE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting and free tour around the buildings. The guide was very informative and friendly. It was interesting to see the different buildings and learn more.

Thank dans562018
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steven z
13 November 2017|
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Response from wwilberforce | Reviewed this property |
On the street.
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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.
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wellwell
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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