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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 3 days ago

well worth the trip to the city just to see this. the lady doing the tour was very knowledgable. a lift available for those that cant manage stairs

Thank aandlpringle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hour long guided tour is free. There's a brief video followed by four main stops. The building foundation is on display for its earthquake safety features. Stops at the library, committee hearing room, and the assembly hall are brief but informative. We also walked...More

Thank Thomas R S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You must join the tour. Guides are so professional and nice to people. It's free and this is quite a rare opportunity for you to get into the Parliament!!!Tour starts every hour. So it's easy to join.

Thank Shin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very interesting to see the beehive and Parliament Buildings while visiting from the US. Everyone was quite nice and answered our questions. There is a ton of art work in the buildings and our tour guide was able to give us history of...More

Thank staci s
Reviewed 1 week ago

New Zealand should be proud of offering an interesting and free guided tour of their Parliament buildings. Definitely recommended.

Thank sloughrushhour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was great. We only wanted the 30 minute tour but we ended up on the hour one and I am so pleased we did. The guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. The only downside is not being able to take pictures!

Thank Bulrac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the 1hr free tour. The buildings are magnificent and the tour was really infoemative. The guide was able to answer all of our questions and was enthusiastic about it. We did the 10am tour on a Saturday and didn't have a booking...More

Thank quiet_traveller_2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tours of Parliament leave on the hour and are free . It is worth every minute as so much information is given to you in that hour. You get to tour all the parts of the buildings and get real insight into NZ parliamentary systems...More

1  Thank 920lorrainec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wellington, being the capital of NZ is steeped in history. There are 4 parliament buildings in the city. They look magnificent in their splendour. On this day it was not possible to go past the gates due to security issues but looking from outside you...More

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very cool place to visit, but unfortunately we did not have a very good guide - very ho hum. It is very interesting to hear how Parliament runs and to see the building. I hope you get a better guide.

Thank Russellbum
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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.
2 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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