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High Court of Australia

Parkes Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61-2-6270 6811
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Ranked #16 of 111 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Government Buildings
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Cold and Isolated; the High Court of Australia building exemplifies the nature of law at this level. Worth a drive by but not worth parking or the walk.

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Happy Valley
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Fascinating to sit in on a high court hearing. Guides are very welcoming and respectful, happy to explain everything going on. Well worth visiting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a delightful building with terrific timber work - the tour guides at each of the courts are able to give a comprehensive account of the formal process and history the court. This is a great example of how tax payers money is spent

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Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A great visit to the High Court. The guides are a wonderful source of information, and very patient even with a group of school children who were also visiting. Wonderful architecture and it's great to visit such an important part of Australia.

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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Rare are the visitors here. A most lovely light filled building, restful and restrained in style. The cafe is not imaginative but it is quiet and not expensive. One can sit there and admire the view over the lake with a newspaper and a coffee or glass of wine and never be bothered. Perfect break in a walk around the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A 'must visit' as long as you only want to spend some leisure time walking up and down the ramps or peeking inside the court rooms to see whats going on there, if anything. I guess if you go because were charged of shaving your neighbour's eyebrows while he slept you would have a totally different experience. Very impressive building,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a lucky country we live in. This shows how democracy works and everyone has a right to be heard. The guides were very informative and had some wonderful information to pass on.

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sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's an easy walk from many of the other sights on the southern side of Lake Burly Griffin, e.g. National Gallery, Questacon, National Library, which are all along the lakeside bike track. You are able to enter the courtrooms and actually see the full bench of our highest court in session - 30 minutes is probably enough though unless it's... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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213 reviews 213 reviews
32 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Grand 1970s architecture and interior that strangely doesn't seem dated inside. Grand atrium is very impressive and galleries offer nice view of Lake Burley Griffin. The 3 court rooms seem to be open on rotation but you can just see a glimpse through the door of the closed ones. Informative guides shared as much information as you needed without making... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Impressive. The guides are very informative and I like how you can go into the court chambers quite freely. Great sense of history of the judicial system and very interesting indeed.

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