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Visiting the Supreme Court

Address 85 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Telephone (04) 918 8222
Website Supreme Court page


Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Closed on public holidays .

Supreme Court hearing

Visitors are welcome to view hearings at the Supreme Court. See upcoming cases.

Self-guided tours

For visitors wanting to do a self-guided tour there is a brochure available in the foyer of the Supreme Court. Visitors can view a short audio visual presentation in the foyer that explains the design features of the building and the work of the Supreme Court. The courtroom can be viewed through the observation window.

Guided tours

Guided tours of the Supreme Court and the adjoining Old High Court building are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tours must be booked in advance and are subject to the work of the court and use of the Old High Court building. The tours are free and are limited to 35 in each group. The tour takes 1 hour. For school groups we offer educational tours which take 1 ½ hours.

To check on availability email



We do not store belongings while visitors are on tours.


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