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New Zealand Parliament, Wellington

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Must see · Government Building · Tourist Spot
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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 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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  • We didn’t know that we had to book for the free guided tour, so we just rocked up. The next available opening was 10 days away! Well, the friendly lady, behind the counter told us to hang around, as.....  more
    We didn’t know that we had to book for the free guided tour, so we just rocked up. The next available opening was 10 days away! Well, the friendly lady, behind the counter told us to hang around, as.....  more »
  • I come and there are people setting everything on fire. They have people urinating on the streets and living in camps and tents. I though these kiwis were nice people but when they have to wear mask.....  more
    I come and there are people setting everything on fire. They have people urinating on the streets and living in camps and tents. I though these kiwis were nice people but when they have to wear mask.....  more »
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  • New Zealand Parliament Buildings at Wellington Visited on 31/1/2019 New Zealand Parliament Buildings consist of the Edwardian neoclassical-style Parliament House; the Parliamentary Library; the executive wing, and Bowen House. Instead of extending the existing parliament house, the government architect persuaded the Prime Minister to approve a modern building. In 1964, a Scottish architect provided the original conceptual design of a 10-storey round building rising in steps. It also has 4 storeys below ground level. This forms the Executive Wing, the most contemporary of them all, is referred to colloquially as "The Beehive" due to its distinctive shape. Although it is eye catching and very appealing, it does not appear majestic and grand from the street level.
  • the tour was super cool and super informative. it was interesting seeing the places i always see on tv like the debating chamber and the place where press conferences happen. i would have liked to see the earthquake proof structure things but unfortunately due to covid restrictions we couldnt do that. it was quite a tiring walk so i would suggest eating and drinking before going

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