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Victoria Street Clock Tower

Corner of Montreal and Victoria Streets | Central City, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 379 9629 (Christchurch Information Centre)
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Ranked #36 of 108 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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156 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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Perth
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470 reviews 470 reviews
363 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
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

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The clock has been renovated by experts since the earthquake damage of 2010-11. It is back to its former glory.

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I hope they are able to restore this clock back to what it was before we had any Earthquakes that was when I still lived in Christchurch

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Severe damage by the February 2011 quake it is propped up with weights and the spire is on a huge lean just so sad to see this beautiful clock so damaged

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

old clock what more is there to say aah yes scaffolding ?? scince the feb 22nd earthquake this old timepeace has been housed in scaffolding

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

when they renovated the clocktower a few years ago it went from being a drab looking building to a wonderful piece of heritage. Beautiful with its gold highlighs a treat to see. Hopefully it will be safe after all the quakes

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