Government Buildings, decorated for the coronation of King George V in 1911
In its heyday New Zealand’s largest and grandest wooden building housed our entire public service. Come and see the building that looks like a stone palace, but is in fact made entirely from timber.
Government Buildings is located in the heart of Wellington's CBD, just a moment's walk from the Beehive and the railway station.
Discover what makes the Government Buildings nationally significant.
Find out about the Government Buildings huge restoration project undertaken by DOC.
Get a list of useful resources including publications and website links.
View pictures of the restoration work carried out at Government Buildings.
The Government Buildings Historic Reserve is a historic landmark of Wellington. It is the largest wooden building in the southern hemisphere and you can view it in its fully restored state.
View a video showing how the time is kept in Wellington's historic Government Buildings.
Government Buildings brochure (PDF, 499K)
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