Wellington Parliament Tour

Wellington Parliament Tour


34 Rankers Reviews

33 Face-to-Face

12 Heritage Attractions

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A true New Zealand icon - the Beehive
The Parliament Buildings - Wellington


Time: 1 hour

A visit to the Capital City would not be complete without a visit to NZ's beautifully refurbished Parliament Buildings.

Get amongst the historic suburb of Thorndon, and view the old buildings. The complex is made up of three architecturally distinctive buildings: the Edwardian neo-classical Parliament House, the Victorian Gothic Parliamentary Library and the unique 1970’s style Beehive building.

Free guided tours leave on the hour.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWellington RegionWellington


  • Heritage Attractions
  • Free


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Sabina Roubickova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Great commentary, especially if your guide is Ken! We enjoyed every minute and every joke. Wait till the end to the 'underground' exhibition to find out how the building is protected from earthquakes.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Ranking: 10/10

We joined the tour and really enjoyed it because you get to see and walk in 'important rooms' and they tell you much about the building and how they 'save' it from earthquakes.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ann Winter


Ranking: 10/10

Was interesting and sometimes funny, 1 hour tour, with video explanation.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ranking: 6/10

A free tour around 1 hour with a guy who explains the areas of parliament. A different place to visit, it was a little boring and not really interesting.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Terry Coles

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent guide who was witty and informative. You see the earthquake protection of the buildings and go into the chamber. We shared a lift with the speaker!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Adam Hassan


Ranking: 8/10

Good tour - though the Kiwis speak soooooo fast we could hardly follow it.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Hanna Clement


Ranking: 8/10

Very interesting and free - nice guide.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Mr NisbetJones

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

Our tour guide was abysmal - buildings nice, other tour guides seemed more with it, but despite our guide, worth doing (only and hour and you can read the leaflets instead of listening!).

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Suzanne van Kol


Ranking: 8/10

Good information about public system in a one hour tour.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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T J Andrews


Ranking: 7/10

Interesting and free!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2011

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Jean Barker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very informative tour and it was free.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

If the opportunity arises do this - interesting tour and history.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Good to see where the laws are passed and all the history attached to the building.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2010