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The Supreme Court of New Zealand

85 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-918 8222
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Interesting and beautiful

I wandered in to the Courthouse after visiting the Old Government Buildings across the street and... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Brisbane, Queensland
Pop in for a free tour

I booked a free tour of the Supreme Court. Watching an introductory video first, Lyn gave an... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Jane W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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85 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-918 8222
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I wandered in to the Courthouse after visiting the Old Government Buildings across the street and am very glad I chose to pop in for a look. There was a video about the court playing in the foyer for another tourist, so I watched the...More

1  Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I booked a free tour of the Supreme Court. Watching an introductory video first, Lyn gave an overview with lots of info about the court. Cool to see inside, choose a day the court is not sitting if you want to take a picture. You...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

It's nice to see that Wellington as capital is making sure that the government building are interesting in the hopes that the people will show interest about what takes place inside them. Check it out.

Thank James A
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The new building is a modern classic of architecture. It is both esthetically pleasing and functional. A window in the back wall allows anyone who walks in to observe the proceedings of the court. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to photograph inside the building while...More

Thank Professor-Zero
Reviewed 31 October 2015

As part of the Walk Wellington tour we visited the Supreme Court and in particular to have a look at the walls of the courtroom. The courtroom’s special shape – its copper panelled exterior and interior lined with silver beech panels – emulates the form...More

Thank Natalie1964
Reviewed 9 October 2015

The new Supreme Court Building was opened in January 2010 by Prince William. It is New Zealand's final court of appeal. It recognises New Zealand as an independent nation with its own history and traditions. The Supreme Court comprises a new building and the Old...More

1  Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 22 September 2015

You can visit here for a free tour, and the architecture is truly superb. Weekday tours are the best .. sit in the Chief Justice Chair from the original hugh court before the massive rebuild. A top spot for a look at our judiciary in...More

Thank cossiefamily
Reviewed 28 July 2015

The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal, meaning that it is the highest court in New Zealand. The Supreme Court building was officially opened in January 2010 and its foyer is designed with the extensive use of glass to represent the openness and...More

1  Thank Peter C
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