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High Court of Australia

Parkes Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61-2-6270 6811
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Ranked #15 of 110 attractions in Canberra
Type: Government Buildings
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sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a beautifully designed building nestled between the Portrait Gallery and the National Art Gallery. Well worth a look and great to enjoy the views over the Lake from their excellent Cafe and snack bar. Architectural stunner. Beautiful leather furniture and atmosphere.

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Verona, Italy
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117 reviews 117 reviews
68 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

What a wonderful idea. You all need to put this in your diary, this attraction offers free Sunday Concerts at 13:00 on the 1st and third Sunday of every month.... You will be entertained by some wonderful talent while soaking up the sounds which bounce off the walls, great acoustics. It's a great way to meet up with friends after... More

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London, England
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805 reviews 805 reviews
348 attraction reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I think there are more interesting attractions in Canberra (New and Old Parliament, War Memorial and National Gallery).

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The High Court is a grand building, which is worth a look in itself. However, the High Court is also one of the fundamental institutions of free democracy. I think it is worthwhile to drop in and listen to proceedings just to see how it works.

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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I am always in awe of this amazing building. The main atrium is about 8 stories high with glass on either side... and the building is solid and chunky

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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This iconic building dominates the lakeside. Superb architecture that exudes a feeling of power. Well worth seeing.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

What an amazing piece of architecture the openes of the whole structure was inspiring and the quality of the timbers used was quite something. And we are so blessed that this imposing facility does not have people armed to the teeth with all kinds of weapons. We visited all the courts and the experience was made all the more interesting... More

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Odense, Denmark
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Extremly friendly guides who welcome you the moment you walk in. Quiet and different court building. We always try to visit courts in different countries, this one of the best!

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I loved the building, the stairs, the entrance, the displays, the lights, the decorations, the highcourt. AWESOME! :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were able to observe the Full Court of seven Justices in session. It was an awe filled experience, recognising that their work preserves the operation of our Constitution, and the Court is one of the powerful safeguards of our democratic rights.

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