Old Government Buildings, Wellington

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 55 reviews on the web
The Government Buildings Historic Reserve, or more commonly referred to as the Old Government Buildings, is situated on Lambton Quay in Wellington. It was completed in 1876, and until 1998 was the second-largest wooden building in the world (after Tōdai-ji in Nara, Japan).It was built to house New Zealand's civil service, and now houses the Victoria University of Wellington's Law School. The building, is classified as a "Category I" ("places of 'special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value'") historic place by Heritage New Zealand, previously known as the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
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  • 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 a...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • Nestled in an area of high vehicular traffic, is known for its imposing grandeur, we note the commitment to the conservation of the same, Admirable
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