New Zealand Parliament, Wellington

Must see · Government Building · Tourist Spot
Take a look behind the scenes of New Zealand's political life and learn the history of one of Wellington's most recognizable sights at New Zealand Parliament. The landmark complex consists of four buildings, each a monument to a different era and architectural style. With each housing a significant collection of artwork, the buildings are just as impressive on the inside. Free guided tours of the complex are available every hour. In the executive building, known as the Beehive, you'll find a visitor center and gift shop. Those interested in witnessing the parliamentary process firsthand have the option of watching a session from the public gallery. Make New Zealand Parliament a part of your Wellington vacation plans using our Wellington trip itinerary builder site.
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  • Parliament Tour was 1 hour long with videos and Tour Guide. Excellent Tour and very knowledgeable guide. Very enjoyable experience. The tour was free but would recommend a booking. The only thing I...  more »
  • A spontaneous visit as we walked home after a long day. I haven't been into Parliament Buildings for over 45 years when my father used to work there. We did the free 30 minute tour with Kim, who...  more »
  • It was interesting but I found it to be a bit boring at times. If you are into parliament and government history etc this is perfect for you.  more »
  • The buildings look really good and fascinating in person. Didn't get to go inside but should go visit. Also, it's free guided tour.
  • Beautiful historic buildings 🙌🏻 Well worth visiting. Most of these photos were taken with two tour bus loads of people wandering around, so even when busy you can get a clear shot.
  • Waiting for the guided tour of the Parliament was probably the best decision in the vacation. Highly informative, the guide provided information about how the current democracy system works and the historical process that led to it. We had access to plenty of rooms, including the library and the basement, learning about architecture but also about earthquake protection strategy and reinforcement. The guided tour is also free. Highly recommended. Phones and cameras were not allowed in.
  • Public can easily walk around and access the Parliament buildings. Great grounds too.
  • Amazing guide on a free tour around the Parliament! Lovely person made this tour a really nice experience on a rainy Sunday.

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