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Historic Wonder

Amazing that this is a wooden building as it looks like a marble palace. This is the second-largest... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
KatielouAustralia
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Hobart, Australia
Majestic

We enjoyed seeing through these historic buildings as a part of the parliamentary tour. The areas... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gorgle
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Thames, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing that this is a wooden building as it looks like a marble palace. This is the second-largest wooden building in the world (largest is in Japan) and now houses the Law faculty.

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing through these historic buildings as a part of the parliamentary tour. The areas we saw have been beautifully restored to retain their place in our history

Thank gorgle
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This building is so beautiful and steeped in political history which makes it such an excellent place to visit. Public lectures are held here from time to time.

Thank KIWI333111
Reviewed 14 July 2018

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.

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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
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.

Thank TempleofPeace
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
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
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.

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