Visiting the Supreme Court

Address 85 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Telephone (04) 918 8222


The Supreme Court guided tour programme is currently suspended.  Guided tours only take place when Wellington is at Alert Level 1.


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

Guided tours of the Supreme Court and the adjoining Old High Court building are available Monday to Thursday. Tours must be booked in advance and are subject to the work of the court. The tours are free and take 1 hour. For school groups we offer educational tours which take 1 ½ hours.





We do not store belongings while visitors are on tours.


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