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Government House tours

COVID Alert levels and tours

Alert level one - All tours take place. We ask that if people are unwell, they rebook for a later date.  Contact details are retained for 8 weeks for tracing purposes. Please scan in on arrival.

Alert level two - Only ECE, primary and secondary school tours proceed. All other tours are cancelled.

Alert level three and four - No tours.

Please contact the Visitor Centre if you have any questions about your booking.

Bookings are now open for school, group and public tours. 

Tours take around two hours and take place in the Visitor Centre, the main house and the garden (weather permitting). They explore the current and historic role of the Governor-General and the history of Government House, and include interactive displays and films.

Choose a tour type from the options below.

Note: If your group has fewer than 6 people, and specialist needs, you can contact us to arrange an individualised group tour.

Find public tour dates for the Auckland gardens here. Group tours are available by arrangement.

Questions? Contact the Visitor Centre Team at or 04-382-0837 or 04-389-8055.

Plan your visit

Learn more about where to go and what to expect on your visit to Government House Wellington.

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Public tour

For individuals or groups of 6 or less

Tours take around two hours and include the Visitor Centre, the main house and the garden (weather permitting).

Group tour

For groups of more than 6 people

Community organisations, rest homes, work groups, large family groups and groups with specialist needs.

School tour

For ECE-Adult education groups

We can tailor a visit to meet students' needs and learning requirements.


Did you know?

Government House Wellington is a Category 1 heritage building and has been the home of New Zealand's Governors and Governors-General since 1910.

Find out more about Government House Wellington’s history

Last updated: 
Monday, 27 February 2017

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