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You would never believe that this building is made of wood. It's so well kept and to think it was... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
andream0402
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Melbourne, Australia
"The Architecture Is Phenomenal."

Downtown Wellington is cosmopolitan, bustling and interesting. You simply have to spend some time... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Dave46033
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Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

You would never believe that this building is made of wood. It's so well kept and to think it was built in 1874 ! The way it is maintained is a credit to it's custodians.

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Downtown Wellington is cosmopolitan, bustling and interesting. You simply have to spend some time here to fathom all of the great places to see and dine. As the capital city of New Zealand, its buildings, vibrancy and people make this a unique place to visit...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

We visited these buildings on a walking tour. Lots of history inside. There are displays showing what it was like in the 30;'s, even a vault you can enter.

Thank Mrsosci
Reviewed 17 December 2016

One of the highlights on any trip to Wellington. The largest wooden building in the Southern hemisphere. Fantastic history including being the seat of Government. Briliantly restored.

Thank BigRedDogWgtn
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This old colonial style building was built in 1876 but still exist in a superb condition till today, which means that the government realize the important of preservation for young generation to learn about their history. We were impressed with the beautiful "hanging" staircases and...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Visited Sunday 11th September and was amazed to discover that this building was made of wood and not stone as you would expect. Very disappointed that we could not go inside to view the ground floor and staircase as it is only open during the...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This famous building is not only the largest wooden building in the Southern hemisphere but it is also a national reserve with all but one of the plants and bushes being natives. Take time to look at the beautiful restoration work and find the little...More

Thank Robin G
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Very interesting going into the Behive where the polititions make the rules...Interesting going in and watching the action...and the history behind the buildings is amazing...a must do....

Thank Marilyn202
Reviewed 28 June 2016

An awesome building with so much character, we can see how and why the decisions made here are for the best of New Nealand. Would suggest a stop and picture session even if just for an hour

Thank johnydr
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Great for photos historic and charming. Take a picnic and enjoy the walks and check out the locals. Spot the Politicians dashing about and Thank Winston for the Gold Card.

Thank retirednz
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