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A visit to the capital city would not be complete without a visit to New Zealand's beautifully refurbished Parliament Buildings.
Located in the historic suburb of Thorndon, 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 entry.
Daily public tours:
Guided tours of Parliament are available seven days a week. Our public tours run daily, on the hour from 10am to 4pm. Check our Calendar for our daily tour schedule.
Closed: 25th and 26th December, 1st and 2nd January, Waitangi Day (6th February), Good Friday
Public tour group size is limited to 25 people, therefore bookings are advisable if you wish to take a tour during peak periods (such as school holidays and public holidays). Bookings need to be made 24 hours in advance of your visit. Bookings can be made by email or by telephoning us on +64 4 817 9503.
Private tours may be available on request for groups of 20 people or more with a maximum group size of 42. Tours need to be requested a minimum of a week in advance and charges may apply.
There are Wheelchairs that are available, and most areas of the tour are wheel chair accessible however not all areas are. Tours can be adapted to accommodate the access requirements of the group.