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loved the tour, would highly recommend. Heather was brilliant, very knowledgeable and had a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Awesome visit, highly recommended!

This is amazing for both kiwis and tourists. Heather was awesome and had all the answers to our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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A beautiful heritage building, Government House in Wellington is the principal residence for New Zealand's Governor-General. Designed in the office of the Government Architect, John Campbell, the designer of Parliament Buildings,the house was built...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Rugby St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-389 8055
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

loved the tour, would highly recommend. Heather was brilliant, very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. Made for a fun afternoon, definitely worth doing!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is amazing for both kiwis and tourists. Heather was awesome and had all the answers to our groups questions (even the weirder ones) and the building us full of NZ history. Helped that Wellington brought out the sun for the day so we could...More

Thank CAlex1313
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I went on a tour of Government House today and it is highly recommended. Our tour guide, Heather was really helpful and interesting, with a wide knowledge about the house. The property is just stunning, with gardens immaculate, furnishing of the house...More

Thank Kayno
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Visited on Sunday afternoon, did a guided tour and the detail of what went on and what all the Spaces/Rooms were used for was an interesting background. Well worth a visit to all the Parliament Buildings.

Thank Lorraine1811027
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We went for a tour of the house and garden today and it was great. There were lots of beautiful things to admire and plenty of art. The very knowledgeable guide had a lovely personal touch and kept us entertained . What a nice way...More

Thank lbg925
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Whenever there is an open day at Government House you could do worse than to go for a wander through this grand old dame. Note the art and state gifts adorning the walks.

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 8 March 2018

On this trip to Wellington, I joined a tour of the Governor-Generals residence that was built in 1909 and has been the home of Governors or G-G's since. Thankfully in early 2000's it was restored and is indeed a beautiful building with a lot of...More

Thank gazzy43
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Be sure to book in advance. Heather was our tour guide and she is very knowledgeable about the history of the Government House. The tour begins with a short talk on New Zealand politics and the role of the Governor General. The exterior including the...More

Thank MSNICKY2015
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We have joined the Heather fan club - she was a great guide, talking us through the role of the Governor General, the history of the house and guiding us around the house interior and part of the gardens. She was very unstuffy, making everyone...More

1  Thank Joanna J
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The tour around the Government House was excellent. It started with an introduction from the guide and two short films relating to the Governor General and the House. The guided tour of the House was both interesting and informative. The rooms visited were spectacular. The...More

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