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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I did a parliament tour here on a Saturday it is highly recommended if you are into NZ politics or history. Tour guide was excellent kept us informed and entertained for the hour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I joined a group on the 3pm tour and was impressed by the details our guide imparted. Seeing the historic pictures and plaques was intriguing. The main chamber looked great. The only thing missing was our politicians.... perhaps they were busy doing deals....

Thank mik w
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the walk past these buildings, very interesting and lovely gardens to stroll through. The main building is quite different

Thank Shellyh1964
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Beehive and Parliament building is spectacular. We joined the free tour for one hour. It was informative and interesting. We also had a chance to experience the House's meeting. Awesome experience!

Thank VanessaTran101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not many countries are quite so open and willing to show the workings of their government. Free tour, only one hour, great way to pass time and learn some NZ history

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Guided tour of Parliament Buildings on Sunday, and we thought the thorough Screening & Scanning on Entry was carried out in a professional friendly manner. Our Guide showed us through all the Buildings including the Library, and explained the use and rules...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not very big complex very well organized nice place to visit little far from center serviceable with buses

Thank bjackhal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every hour you can go on a free tour of parliament buildings and what a wonderful tour it is.You get to see inside the beautiful buildings, the debating chamber (if the house isn't sitting), the library, select committee meeting rooms, and the corridors of power......More

Thank Izzybif
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was wandering around the outside with a friend when we decided to venture in out of curiosity. The friendly security guards encouraged us in to take a tour which we did. The one hour tour was interesting, the buildings incredibly beautiful inside and I came...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

It is a place where you can learn a little about politics in NZ. As a foreigner, I learned a lot. The tour is absolutely free for everyone. Of course, no photo is allowed inside. The buildings themselves are beautiful as well.

Thank minimize940314
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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
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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