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A beautiful heritage building, Government House in Wellington is the principal residence for New Zealand's Governor-General. Designed in the office of the Government Architect, John Campbell, the designer of Parliament Buildings,the house was built...more
All reviews governor general official residence free tour beautiful building our tour guide lovely personality garden tour interesting anecdotes victorian era new zealand fantastic tour couple of hours heather governors visitors history role
This is amazing for both kiwis and tourists. Heather was awesome and had all the answers to our groups questions (even the weirder ones) and the building us full of NZ history. Helped that Wellington brought out the sun for the day so we could...More
My husband & I went on a tour of Government House today and it is highly recommended. Our tour guide, Heather was really helpful and interesting, with a wide knowledge about the house. The property is just stunning, with gardens immaculate, furnishing of the house...More
Visited on Sunday afternoon, did a guided tour and the detail of what went on and what all the Spaces/Rooms were used for was an interesting background. Well worth a visit to all the Parliament Buildings.
We went for a tour of the house and garden today and it was great. There were lots of beautiful things to admire and plenty of art. The very knowledgeable guide had a lovely personal touch and kept us entertained . What a nice way...More
On this trip to Wellington, I joined a tour of the Governor-Generals residence that was built in 1909 and has been the home of Governors or G-G's since. Thankfully in early 2000's it was restored and is indeed a beautiful building with a lot of...More
Be sure to book in advance. Heather was our tour guide and she is very knowledgeable about the history of the Government House. The tour begins with a short talk on New Zealand politics and the role of the Governor General. The exterior including the...More
We have joined the Heather fan club - she was a great guide, talking us through the role of the Governor General, the history of the house and guiding us around the house interior and part of the gardens. She was very unstuffy, making everyone...More