Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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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 Parliament Buildings. 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 Parliament Buildings a part of your Wellington vacation plans using our Wellington trip itinerary builder site .
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  • We enjoyed visiting this area close to the water and some good restaurants nearby too. A friendly staff member even offered to take a picture of us - got to love these friendly Kiwis. The buildings ov...  more »
  • Free entry, free guide, interesting looking building. The guide was very informative and it is well worth the time. Lots to learn!  more »
  • Very nice to look at from the outside. There are also free tours that begin every hour and last 60 min
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  • Good Historical Site. They have a good staff and security in the building.
  • The New Zealand Parliament (Māori: Pāremata Aotearoa) is the legislature of New Zealand, consisting of the Queen of New Zealand (Queen-in-Parliament) and the New Zealand House of Representatives. The Queen is usually represented by a governor-general.[1] Before 1951, there was an upper chamber, the New Zealand Legislative Council. The Parliament was established in 1854 and is one of the oldest continuously functioning legislatures in the world.[2]
  • A great yin to the Beehive Yan. Definitely worth a overall visit
  • Lovely building. The free tour is a must - you get to see the best parts of the building, including the base isolaters used to make the building earthquake proof. You can also sit in on parliament, whilst it is in session.
  • The building is located next to Beehive and has a beautiful architecture and design.

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