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Wellington City Scenic Private Tour
"Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation for up to 9 people. From here you can decide where you want to go or you can take the standard tour.The standard route begins with a drive through the entertainment district of Courtenay Place to the Mt Victoria lookout. You will then travel round the south coast of Miramar Peninsula and have the option of a 1 home of the New Zealand film industry. You will then travel back into town around the Harbour Bays before climbing to take in the views from Te Ahumairangi. Travel down through the historic suburb of Thorndon with a stop at historic Old St Pauls. the national museum and art gallery (only a part of it will be visited in the time available) Weta Workshop tour for 50 minutes (not included advise prior to departure) The National War Memorial Park and Great War Exhibition
From NZD875.00
 
Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour
"In this comprehensive tour of Wellington you will also see the Summit of Mount Victoria the Plimmer Steps the Old Bank Arcade the Museum of Wellington City and Sea the Wellington Railway St Paul's Cathedral. As well as this you will see the Parliament Building which is known worldwide as ""The Beehive"" because of its unusual shape. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and this tour will not disappoint. Take the frustration out of no what to do or what to see by doing this wonderful walking tour which gives you a snapshot of the best things to see and do in this eclectic city which is awash with colorful characters of all ethnicities."
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Wellington City Scenic Private Tour
"Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation for up to 9 people. From here you can decide where you want to go or you can take the standard tour.The standard route begins with a drive through the entertainment district of Courtenay Place to the Mt Victoria lookout. You will then travel round the south coast of Miramar Peninsula and have the option of a 1 home of the New Zealand film industry. You will then travel back into town around the Harbour Bays before climbing to take in the views from Te Ahumairangi. Travel down through the historic suburb of Thorndon with a stop at historic Old St Pauls. the national museum and art gallery (only a part of it will be visited in the time available) Weta Workshop tour for 50 minutes (not included advise prior to departure) The National War Memorial Park and Great War Exhibition
From NZD875.00

Parliament Buildings & Beehive Tips (25)

New Zealand Parliament

Take a guided tour and learn about how New Zealand's government works. You'll see how laws are passed. Bills are introduced into the democratically elected House of Representatives, who then vote on...
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Tom_Fields
Apr 04, 2012

Beehive

The Beehive is a Parliament office building located next to Parliament. It is shaped like, you guessed it, a beehive, and is a unique building that has seen plenty of controversy about its design....
grkboiler
Apr 04, 2011

European style

The NZ Parliament House could be placed in any European city without looking bizarre. I do love this kind of architecture, but I would have appreciated more a building representing the 2 cultures...
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BurgerQueen
Aug 12, 2009

New Zealand's biggest wooden Building

The most fascinating thing about this Italian Renaissance style building is that it looks like made of cream-coloured stone cubes, but in fact it is made of wood! Kauri is the main timber used in this...
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Kakapo2
Apr 16, 2008

No Visit to the Prime Minister in the Beehive

Some people call it a shocker, some a source of national pride. But one thing is clear: Beside the Cable Car, the Beehive is Wellington’s landmark. It is said that the Scottish architect Basil Spence...
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Kakapo2
Apr 16, 2008

Get into the Centre of Power

This area is located at the northern end of Lambton Quay. Even if you only drive through Wellington, arriving by ferry, you drive past those spectacular buildings, and the one you always notice first...
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Kakapo2
Apr 16, 2008

Cabbage Trees light up Parliament House

This greyish building spreads rather a cold atmosphere but the row of big cabbage trees along the driveway give it a nice NZ style feeling. Watch the TV news and you see all the parliamentary...
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Kakapo2
Apr 15, 2008

Man in Trees

I have really got a liking for this guy standing under a huge tree in front of the Old Government Building. I visited him several times a day, hoping to get the perfect light and the perfect photo....
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Kakapo2
Apr 15, 2008

Statue in front of the Parliamentary Library

This statue in front of the Parliamentary Library features John Ballance, New Zealand’s Prime Minister from 1891 to 1893.He was born on 27 March 1839, came to New Zealand in 1865, and died on 27 April...
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Kakapo2
Apr 15, 2008

The General Assembly Library

… is a spectacular fairy-tale-like building to the right of the Parliament building, and I just love the Moorish style of it. Looks a bit like made of sugar and icing but not kitschy at all, although...
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Kakapo2
Apr 15, 2008

The Statue of a bad Pupil in front of Parliament

This statue in front of Parliament House features Richard John Seddon who was New Zealand’s Prime Minister from 1893 until 1906. He came into power after the death of John Ballance whose statue stands...
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Kakapo2
Apr 15, 2008

Kiwi Centre of Power

Parliament is where NZ's government meets to makes all sorts of decisions - some good and some very stupid (depending on your point of view!~!) Governments are selected here through the old english...
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fishandchips
May 28, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Wellington

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The National War Memorial

There might be some irritation when you mention Wellington’s War Memorial(s), as there is not just one. So if you choose the “War Memorial” as a meeting point clarify which one you mean. There is...
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Mt Victoria

Wanna go for a walk? How about hiking? Don’t worry you don’t need a hiking shoes or a guide. Just take a bus to Mt. Victoria and then walk yourself back to the city. No trolls in the forest, promise!...
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Wellington Cable Car

Feeling like a tourist? Want to experience Wellington’s most popular tourist attraction? Head to Lambton Quay and book one way ticket ($4.5, $7 for a return) towards Kelburn via Cablecar. Check out...
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Wellington Zoo

Wellington zoo increasingly focuses on 'preserving and breeding endangered animals', which is why they house a very special resident, the famous kiwi. The birds live in a dark walk-through area and if...
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Wellington Botanic Garden

Wellington Botanic Gardens is lcoated in 25ha of unique landscape. It has protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, set with great views over...
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ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Zealandia received two takahe birds in January 2011 from Mana Island, to add variety to the existing birdlife. Takahe are an endangered species, and in fact were thought to be extinct before a colony...
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