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Very informative

Took the free tour the government house offers, and it was quite impressive and informative. You... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dpr8
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San Francisco, California
Wonderful tour

We booked this tour in advance of our visit and had a fantastic time. Our guide was Owen, who was... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
MadalynH7
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the free tour the government house offers, and it was quite impressive and informative. You will be asked to leave all personal items at the front desk, so if you have separation anxiety with your phone, do be aware that, too, is not allowed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

We booked this tour in advance of our visit and had a fantastic time. Our guide was Owen, who was excellent and provided us with detailed information about the building, its history, and its important role in national live. A two hour tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Booked the tour for a Saturday morning with some friends, looking to get to know more about Wellington and its history. The tour does need to be booked in advance but is free. Given that it is free it is remarkable how good this tour...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank SirBedivere
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The highlight of my sightseeing in Wellington thus far! I originally scheduled a tour through the online booking system but was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict on my end. Heather from visitor services personally reached out to me with a phone call...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Camper01347398163
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This tour needs to be booked in advance but is free and is so worthwhile. Our guide was engaging and really knew her stuff. Slightly tricky to find (I was on foot) and quite the steep walk, although that's pretty much the norm in Wellington!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 24 October 2018

A friend recommended we attend the tour of Government House and I have to say it was one of the highlights of our trip to Wellington. Our tour guide, Owen, was knowledgeable, welcoming and funny. He considered the interests of our group and included the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 136shaz
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Very well informed guide, brilliant tour, thoroughly recommend it. Particularly enjoyed the bonus asylum ruins.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kittylovesbadger
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

loved the tour, would highly recommend. Heather was brilliant, very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. Made for a fun afternoon, definitely worth doing!

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank healylisa1
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CAlex1313
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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