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Old Government Buildings

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Address: Local Government Building 114 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860

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We visited these buildings on a walking tour. Lots of history inside. There are displays showing what it was like in the 30;'s, even a vault you can enter.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mrsosci
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Johnstown, Pennslyvania
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Johnstown, Pennslyvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited these buildings on a walking tour. Lots of history inside. There are displays showing what it was like in the 30;'s, even a vault you can enter.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the highlights on any trip to Wellington. The largest wooden building in the Southern hemisphere. Fantastic history including being the seat of Government. Briliantly restored.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This old colonial style building was built in 1876 but still exist in a superb condition till today, which means that the government realize the important of preservation for young generation to learn about their history. We were impressed with the beautiful "hanging" staircases and displays about the restoration project of the building. Someone told me that it is now... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Visited Sunday 11th September and was amazed to discover that this building was made of wood and not stone as you would expect. Very disappointed that we could not go inside to view the ground floor and staircase as it is only open during the week.

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This famous building is not only the largest wooden building in the Southern hemisphere but it is also a national reserve with all but one of the plants and bushes being natives. Take time to look at the beautiful restoration work and find the little nooks and crannies that have historical detail to share.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Very interesting going into the Behive where the polititions make the rules...Interesting going in and watching the action...and the history behind the buildings is amazing...a must do....

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

An awesome building with so much character, we can see how and why the decisions made here are for the best of New Nealand. Would suggest a stop and picture session even if just for an hour

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Great for photos historic and charming. Take a picnic and enjoy the walks and check out the locals. Spot the Politicians dashing about and Thank Winston for the Gold Card.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

It is said that it is "old" government building, but not so old. It was built in the late 19th century. Sure is beautiful - to me like the whole Wellington.

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Scottish Borders
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We came across this building near the Beehive and found it was having an open day. Amazing that it's made of wood. Beautiful staircase which looks as if it's floating in mid-air. Lots of historical information.

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