Apartment building in central Auckland

A glimpse behind the leadlight: Early apartment buildings

Central Auckland

Saturday 13 October
- Group A: 10am-1.30pm
- Group B: 11am–2.30pm


Auckland High Court

24 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland Central

Map to event location, opens in new window.

Plan your journey on the Auckland Transport site, opens in new window


Tickets $10


Bookings are required

Numbers are strictly limited

Contact Heritage New Zealand:

09 307 9920


Event details

Heritage New Zealand and neighbourhood builders; Splice, are collaborating with apartment owners to present a walking tour and possible organised viewings of some of Auckland's early purpose-built apartment buildings.

Clustered in the heart of the legal and academic precincts is a treasure trove of Heritage New Zealand-listed, architecturally significant apartment buildings: Corner Courtville, Middle Courtville, Westminster Court, Brooklyn Flats and Shortland Flats. All are early examples of high-rise, high-density living – long before city living became fashionable.

These restrained architectural statements decorated the city skyline in the early 20th century. Consistent with this year's theme, these tours will share stories of the history of these apartment blocks. You'll hear some of their colourful social history and discover what it's like to be a part of the inner-city residential community – against a backdrop of modern, high-rise dwellings.

Apartment residents will contribute to the tours.

Brought to you by Heritage New Zealand and Splice

Back to top