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Address: Corner of Montreal and Victoria Streets | Central City, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)3 379 9629 (Christchurch Information Centre)

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A unique Clock Tower

When we stayed at Christchurch we could see a very unique clock tower from the living room window. It was an antique clock set on a grey and brown stone tower. Later when I did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When we stayed at Christchurch we could see a very unique clock tower from the living room window. It was an antique clock set on a grey and brown stone tower. Later when I did some research, I found out the city used this clock used as part of a monument to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. This clock was moved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Built near a crossroads, I spotted the tower while walking from the central historical district of the city going to eat across the road at the Harlequin Public House Restaurant for dinner. As I spotted the clock, I went out of my way to view it and see the fantastic architecture. I was told that it was practically destroyed from... More 

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Crowning the junction between Victoria Street and Monument street, this is a lovely piece of restored architecture. It is really lovely to look at amongst the building site which is Christchurch.

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Amberley, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Having driven past the tower on an almost daily basis, it now looks amazing. The damage in the 2011 earthquake left it in a quite dangerous and pitiful state. It is now pristine remaining part of Christchurch's heritage.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Took us a while to find this clock with the many detours in the surrounding streets but find it we did, and took the obligatory snapshot to record the visit. Did not realise the significance of the restoration etc until I read the recent reviews post the trip - we would certainly have had a closer look to better appreciate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The clock tower was damaged in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, with the time (12:51) stopped on the clock's face. The restoration has included deconstructing each of the tower legs. The tower’s spire was also straightened, strengthened and reinstated. A great little architectural gem. There are many eating places within walking distance of the clock tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

On the way by bus this was facing us out of the window and it was keeping time.. Well done not many old clocks these days read the right time on all the faces, and it was clean . ..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Finally we managed to see something which was not in ruins. The clock tower looks good despite there is still fence around it, but it is very nice and hopefully back to normal soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a look. Definitely worth a look. Definitely worth a look. Definitely worth a look. Definitely worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This building has unfortunately been affected by the quakes however it is still beautiful and remains mostly intact. For any architect lover it's a must

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