We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 34 Mulgrave St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-473 6722
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Be embraced by the beauty of this gorgeous wooden cathedral - still...
Be embraced by the beauty of this gorgeous wooden cathedral - still sacred, welcoming to all, in the heart of Wellington's heritage precinct. Breathtakingly beautiful - Wellington's famous Old St Paul's, constructed entirely of native timbers, is one of New Zealand's greatest heritage places. Experience the wonderful and sometimes quirky stories of this former cathedral church, its historic location and its people. Gaze at Old St Paul's unique colonial architecture, admire its exquisite embroidered furnishings and be awed by the colours of its beautiful stained glass windows. It is a magnificent example of timber Gothic Revival architecture. The charming gift and Christmas shop sells mostly NZ made gifts and keepsakes, as well as jewellery, skincare products, books, wood craft, candles, toys and more. The shop also carry crosses, rosaries and St Christopher's medals. The site where Old St Paul's stands was formerly part of Pipitea Pa. For almost 100 years, Old St Paul's served as the parish church of Thorndon and the Anglican Cathedral of Wellington. It remains a place of spiritual significance to many and also has become a popular venue for a wide variety of cultural events.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$114*
and up
Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 531 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 354
    Excellent
  • 155
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Hidden Beauty

This Church is plain on the outside but once you step inside, you will be amazed! It has a beautiful wooden interior that has been lovingly restored and maintained and has a calm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Rachmc73
,
Wellington, New Zealand
Add Photo Write a Review

531 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This Church is plain on the outside but once you step inside, you will be amazed! It has a beautiful wooden interior that has been lovingly restored and maintained and has a calm peaceful feel ideal for a bit of quiet reflection.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
243 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old church, worth a visit in it's leafy surrounds close to the Beehive. Really nice atmosphere and gorgeous architecture, perfect place for a wedding.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Visited this Church whilst in Wellington it was really well looked after and made you feel very welcome come in and to look around. And take a moment to reflect and remember those that founded the Church. And the generations that where born, married and buried within this community and their commitment to it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Pretty magical this church...very historical and such a beautiful wedding venue. Go in spring time and in the weekend to hopefully see a wedding.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fell in love with the church when we first walked in there so much that we decided to have our wedding ceremony here. It's free to just look however for the wedding we had a fee. Wonderful atmosphere inside and so much history. The glass windows are just beautiful. The staff are so helpful and very knowledgeable. Such an awesome... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

While not the biggest, Old St. Paul's is arguably the most beautiful church in Wellington. A delight to be in, irrespective of whether or not you are religious. It has a wonderful atmosphere and well worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture and a sense of gentleness and peace flows through. Easy to 'just sit and think'.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Going to Old St Paul's is lovely. Décor inside is amazing. The time spent in This Lovely Church is peaceful. Enjoy the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
116 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Magnificent wooden church built in the old gothic style. Stained glass windows are quite beautiful. Pipe organ in good condition and the woodwork is very well done. 48 star US flag and USMC flag on display from WWII.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A favourite church of mine in Wellington, New Zealand.I visit often to pray and communicate with the Lord. Warm, wooden, and intimate. A classic historic Wellington wedding venue.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Old St Paul's also viewed

Wellington, Greater Wellington
 
Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 

Been to Old St Paul's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old St Paul's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?