Be embraced by the beauty of this gorgeous wooden cathedral - still sacred, welcoming to all, in the heart of Wellington's...
Be embraced by the beauty of this gorgeous wooden cathedral - still sacred, welcoming to all, in the heart of Wellington's heritage precinct.
Breathtakingly beautiful - Wellington's famous Old St Paul's, constructed entirely of native timbers, is one of New Zealand's greatest heritage places.
Experience the wonderful and sometimes quirky stories of this former cathedral church, its historic location and its people.
Gaze at Old St Paul's unique colonial architecture, admire its exquisite embroidered furnishings and be awed by the colours of its beautiful stained glass windows. It is a magnificent example of timber Gothic Revival architecture.
The site where Old St Paul's stands was formerly part of Pipitea Pa. For almost 100 years, Old St Paul's served as the parish church of Thorndon and the Anglican Cathedral of Wellington.
It remains a place of spiritual significance to many and also has become a popular venue for a wide variety of cultural events.
Free, one-hour guided tours of Parliament operate every day on the hour. Take a tour with one of our trained guides to visit...
Free, one-hour guided tours of Parliament operate every day on the hour. Take a tour with one of our trained guides to visit key parts of Parliament's buildings and learn about our parliamentary processes, and have an insight in to New Zealand's history and culture. Tours operate seven days a week with the first tour at 10am, last tour 4pm. We recommend you arrive least 15 minutes before the tour departs as tour group sizes are limited and so you have time to check in your belongings. Everyone must leave their bags, coats, phones, cameras and other electronic devices in secure storage at the Visitor Centre in the Beehive. Individuals do not need to book. Groups of 10 or more are required to book their tour in advance. Specialist tours are avaiable on request but must be booked in advance.
Members of the public can now book free tours of Government House using a new online booking system.Government House in...
Members of the public can now book free tours of Government House using a new online booking system.Government House in Wellington is a large, two-storey house, built mostly of wood, with attics, a grand staircase, a ballroom, dozens of other large and small rooms, very long corridors and a flag tower. Designed in the office of the Government Architect, John Campbell, the designer of Parliament Buildings, principally by his assistant, Claude Paton, it was built between 1908 and 1910. The first vice-regal resident was Lord Islington who was Governor from 1910 to 1912. In late 2008, the House closed for a major strengthening and refurbishment project and was officially reopened on 24 March 2011. In November 2012, a Visitor Centre was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales and since 2013, members of the public, community groups and school groups can book a tour of Government House.