New Zealand's Parliament (Beehive) Tours

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New Zealand’s architectural symbol is the beehive-shaped Parliament House in Wellington.

Hosting the executive wing of parliament, ‘the Beehive’ was built between 1969 and 1981, and features murals and artworks by noted New Zealand artists.

The building has 10 floors, filled with cabinet rooms, prime ministerial offices, a banqueting hall, function rooms and several restaurants.

Take a free guided 1-hour tour or drop into the visitor center in the ground-floor foyer. You can sit in the public galleries of the debating chamber when the House is sitting.

Practical Info

The Parliament Buildings are a 5-minute stroll from Wellington Station in the city center.

Location
Address: Parliament Buildings, Molesworth Street, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
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Hours: Open daily
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Admission: Free
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Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour

Discover the capital city of New Zealand on a 2.5-hour coach tour of Wellington. Your driver-guide points out the highlights, including historic landmarks and iconic buildings such as the Beehive and Old St Paul’s Cathedral. You’ll stroll through the Wellington Botanic Garden, drive through the suburbs of Seatoun and Oriental Bay, appreciate the vista over Wellington Harbour and the South Coast from Mt Victoria, and have the option to take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$41.03
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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

Get introduced to the cosmopolitan city of Wellington on a small-group sightseeing tour by luxury mini-coach. You’ll travel along the south coast and into the heart the capital, including the suburb of Thorndon, site of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and Beehive. Travel by cable car to the summit of Mt Victoria and visit the national Te Papa museum. Choose a half-day itinerary or upgrade for a full day that includes a beach picnic or cafe lunch. Numbers are limited to six people for an intimate experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$121.70
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Tick off the top attractions of the Windy City on this private full-day tour of Wellington. Experience the myriad delights of New Zealand’s capital as you take in the views from Mt Victoria, spot seals at Red Rocks, then go behind-the-scenes with a 45-minute tour of the Weta Cave, where the special effects for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were created. After a scrumptious lunch at the Chocolate Fish Café (included), ride the cable car over Wellington and visit landmarks like the Botanical Gardens, the Parliament Buildings and the Beehive.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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US$191.24
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Wellington Central City Walking Tour

Explore the history, culture and lifestyle of New Zealand’s cool capital on this 2-hour central Wellington walking tour. Wander through Te Aro's Courtenay Place district and soak up the boho-chic atmosphere in lively Cuba Street. Discover inner-city sites made famous in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, and gain insight into the rich heritage of this creative, bustling and vibrant city. Step off the beaten track and discover special gems hidden in plain sight, and finish in the manicured grounds of the city’s parliament building.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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