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“Loved it!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Parliament Buildings
Molesworth St, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
64 04 471 9999
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$2,854*
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Ranked #14 of 189 things to do in Wellington
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Owner description: 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.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Loved it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This was actually a wonderful tour inside the parliament building. Our guide was absolutely wonderful and insightful. The tour went a few minutes over in hour, but the time went quite fast, before you know our time was up. Lovely tour guide, I would highly recommend this to anyone of any age. We went on a Friday afternoon so we got to see a lot the rooms. Well worth it!!

Visited July 2013
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“Very tidy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We visited on a Sunday so nice and quiet. Great old buildings and a mandatory place to visit for any NZer visiting Wellington. We never went inside but were impressed by the tidy appearance of the grounds.

Visited June 2013
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“The architecture is well worth checking out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I really enjoyed visiting parliament building. I didnt think I would, but I was pleasantly surprises. A lot has changed since I last visited it. If you are lucky enough to find time, and can go I would recommend it

Visited August 2012
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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“Interesting and Informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I am a visitor to the country of NZ and found this tour to be a great way to learn more about NZ. The tour lasts about an hour. My tour guide Jonathan, was friendly and knowledgeable. However some knowledge of more history about the place could have been better. A couple questions he couldn't quite answer and didn't seem to have any reference to. Beautiful buildings with great architecture. Very interesting to see the debating chamber. You are walking for most of the hour long tour and there are a few sets of stairs. I do believe wheelchair access is available if needed but unsure.

Visited June 2013
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Picton, New Zealand
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“Must do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have had two tours of Parliament Buildings, both in pre booked groups and both entirely different.
The guides explain how everything works, answer questions, and are very welcoming.

Visited July 2012
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