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Beehive

Take part in a free guided tour of the distinctive building where decisions are made to shape the future of New Zealand.

The Beehive, so-called because of its distinctive hive-like shape, is the home of the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament. At 72 metres in height, the building consists of 10 levels above ground, and 4 levels below, and houses the offices of the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers and the National Crisis Management Centre. Visitors can take advantage of an hour-long guided tour through the corridors of New Zealand power, to find out more about how and where the big decisions are made.

The tour begins in the Beehive Visitor Centre and ascends the grand marble staircase to the Banquet Hall. Take the time to admire the 300-seater hall's lavish decoration, including an impressive mural by Wellington native John Boys Drawbridge. Other stops on the tour include the Parliamentary Library and even the Chamber of Parliament House, which is where bills are debated and government business discussed. If Parliament is in session, you can observe proceedings from the public gallery after your tour has ended. If it is not, the tour will take you right down onto the chamber floor.

Tours run each hour and are free. You do not have to book in advance; simply show up 15 minutes beforehand. You'll find the tours running most days, but not on public holidays. Take a look at the New Zealand Parliament website for a definitive schedule before you visit.

The Beehive and surrounding complex can be easily reached via public transport. There are no car parks within the complex, but there is a plentiful supply of pay parking areas nearby. A Stagecoach City Circular bus stop is located just near the lower gates to the complex, while the main railway station is situated within a 5-minute walk.


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Rydges Wellington

75 Featherston St, Wellington
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps away from Old Government Buildings, Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and TSB Bank Arena are also within 15 minutes. Wellington Station is only a 3-minute walk.

    James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor NZ$140
    James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

    James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

    147 The Terrace, Wellington
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of St Paul's Cathedral, Carter Observatory and Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand). Old St Paul's and Botanic Gardens are also within 1 mi (2 km). Wellington Station is 10 minutes by foot.

      Oaks Wellington Hotel NZ$140
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      Oaks Wellington Hotel

      89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Te Aro, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Courtenay Place, Cuba Street Mall and Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand). Michael Fowler Centre and Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) are also within 1 mi (2 km). Wellington Station is 20 minutes by foot.

        ibis Wellington NZ$119
        ibis Wellington

        ibis Wellington

        153 Featherston St, Wellington
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Wellington, this hotel is steps away from Lambton Quay, Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and TSB Bank Arena are also within 15 minutes. Wellington Station is 6 minutes by foot.

          Novotel Wellington NZ$149
          Novotel Wellington

          Novotel Wellington

          133 The Terrace, Wellington
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps from Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) and Wellington Central Business District. Wellington Waterfront and TSB Bank Arena are also within 10 minutes. Wellington Station is 10 minutes by foot.

            QT Wellington NZ$195
            QT Wellington

            QT Wellington

            90 Cable Street, Wellington
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from Waitangi Park, Wellington Waterfront and Wellington Central Business District. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Courtenay Place are also within 5 minutes. Wellington Station is 19 minutes by foot.

              Travelodge Hotel Wellington NZ$119
              Travelodge Hotel Wellington

              Travelodge Hotel Wellington

              2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Wellington, this hotel is steps away from Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station). TSB Bank Arena and Wellington Waterfront are also within 10 minutes. Wellington Station is 14 minutes by foot.

                InterContinental Wellington NZ$207
                InterContinental Wellington

                InterContinental Wellington

                2 Grey Street, Wellington
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps away from Lambton Quay, Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and TSB Bank Arena are also within 15 minutes. Wellington Station is 10 minutes by foot.