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Old Government Buildings

Local Government Building 114 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Classic

This is a classic building which had been used as Government buildings. I was very impressed when I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
minimize940314
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Torrance, California
Nearby Wellinton Parliament

These old buildings can be seen while visiting Parliament and few photos can be taken here while... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
bkdashbbsr
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Bhubaneswar, India
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  • Average12%
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“law school” (14 reviews)
“wooden building” (18 reviews)
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Local Government Building 114 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860
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"law school"
in 14 reviews
"southern hemisphere"
in 10 reviews
"wooden building"
in 18 reviews
"cabinet room"
in 6 reviews
"kauri wood"
in 2 reviews
"displays showing"
in 2 reviews
"largest building"
in 2 reviews
"free visit"
in 2 reviews
"big building"
in 2 reviews
"parliamentary library"
in 2 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"new zealand"
in 8 reviews
"lambton quay"
in 2 reviews
"visiting wellington"
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"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"architecture"
in 7 reviews
"beehive"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a classic building which had been used as Government buildings. I was very impressed when I heard that the buildings were made out of wood.

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

These old buildings can be seen while visiting Parliament and few photos can be taken here while strolling this area.

Thank bkdashbbsr
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Hard to believe when you see this building it is not made out of stone, but is actually built of wood.

Thank travelfan31
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

One of a kind - a living monument to the beauties of Kauri wood. Well worth exploring and feeling the history come alive.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The wooden buildings and the free visit is really low key as the building is shared with the university law department.

Thank joanadventure
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

A little tired and worse for wear inside after the earthquake, however, when viewed from the exterior elevation it offers an outstanding example of neo Palazzo Italiano Renaissance architecturiture.

Thank Trent C
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The old Government Buildings have character and style and far better than the modern buildings over the road which must have been created by someone mad when having a nightmare after eating too many NZ sausage rolls.Now part of a University.

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

One of the largest wooden buildings in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere. For one of the oldest in NZ as well, the free visit is really low key as the building is shared with the university law department. Several very informative...More

Thank Blitz S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Old Government Buildings, along with the Parliament Buildings, are a dominant presence at Lambton Quay. Now the law school of Victoria University of Wellington, the historic structure definitely deserves a couple photos.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This impressive structure has a grand facade and is one of the most historical buildings in Wellington. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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