Visiting the Supreme Court

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


Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Closed on weekends, public holidays and from Christmas Day to the second week of January.

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 video on the design of the building and a video about the court system.  The courtroom can be viewed through the observation window.

Guided tours

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the aim to reduce the community spread of the virus the Supreme Court of New Zealand has suspended the tour programme until further notice. 





We do not store belongings while visitors are on tours.


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