St Peter’s Cathedral is open to visitors from 9.30am to 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday and Sundays between services and 12.00pm to 4.00pm. The Cathedral is staffed by welcomers during opening hours and there are information booklets available at the back of the Cathedral in various languages to allow visitors to take a self guided tour.
The Cathedral Shop is located adjacent to the main entrance. Available for purchase is a range of merchandise including bibles, holding crosses, postcards, candles, recordings of the Cathedral Choir and other souvenirs by which you can remember your visit. Make sure you check out the “Cathedral Cat” range of cards.
Experienced and knowledgeable tour guides conduct informative and educational tours focusing on the history and religious symbolism of the building and discussing the numerous beautiful artworks in the Cathedral.
Free guided tours of the Cathedral are offered every Sunday 12.30pm and Wednesday 11.00am. Bookings by individuals for these tours are not required.
We welcome school, church and community groups and are happy to tailor a tour to suit your needs. Commercial operators wishing to bring tourists through the Cathedral should book a tour (45 minutes) or a visit (10 minutes) through the Cathedral Office. Tours and visits must be booked at least two weeks prior to the planned tour.
- Community Groups: Suggested donation of $5.00 a head paid to the Cathedral Office
- Schools: No charge
- Commercial Tours: $5.00 a head, paid in advance on invoice
- Bus Tour Groups – 10 minute visit, but no formal tour: Suggested gold coin donation
Photography: Visitors are welcome to take photos inside the Cathedral, but sensitivity to the sacred nature of the Cathedral is asked for.
Wedding photos for couples not married in the Cathedral can only be taken on the forecourt or steps of the Cathedral. For commercial photography permission must be gained from the Dean. Please contact the Cathedral Office.