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Reviewed April 23, 2018

The day we visited the memorial the bay was breezy and chopped up with white caps that hinted at what it must have been like the day the Wahine met with disaster. Worth stopping if you are in the area

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank theresad114
Reviewed February 12, 2018

This memorial opened in Seatoun's Churchill Park in 1993 on the 25th anniversary of the Wahine disaster. Let's hope the upcoming 50th anniversary leads to better interpretation to reflect the great tragedy and also the great story of courage that unfolded here, when the ferry...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed November 10, 2016

The Wahine struck Barrett Reef near the entrance to Wellington Harbour on 10 April 1968 and capsized. 53 passengers and crew lost their lives. The memorial sits on the coast and overlooks the scene of the disaster. The area is bleak and simple with a...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed February 29, 2016

The Wahine memorial is located around Wellington at 3 main sites in memory to the tragedy that occurred. We visited Eastbourne which is situated on the outskirts of Eastbourne opposite the Bus Barn terminus. The site overlooks the Seatoun where the other main site is...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Shobbyy
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Makes you realise how close the Wahine was to Seatoun Beach but the tides were taking everyone to Eastbourne. A pleasant place to visit and reflect.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank PaulineTAntrum
Reviewed July 29, 2015

You can go on a fine day to the whine memorial and there is a park so kids can run around its nice looking out over the entrance to the harbour . There are seats there you can sit and look out and have a...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank 321sandrad
Reviewed April 15, 2015

the local mums bring their kids here for picnics! The nearby playground is a toddler magnet. but only if the wind is down. just a 100m walk and you're at the Italian cafe Franco in Seatoun Village. Postcards at Gillys shop and designer dresses across...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank mckeeWTN
Reviewed March 15, 2015

we went to view after reading about it and as it was a historic thing it was a great memorial to those on the wahine ferry that lost there lives on that stormy day and it taught a lot to the younger generations and nice...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank peggy703
Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Park here and enjoy a quiet place to view the tremendously windy coastline. Walk on a fairly good gravel path along the coast. It wins up into the hill with some step spots and lots of steps. Take your time. It's worth it.

Thank PickyDianne
Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great picnic spot with an excellent children's playground and right next to the beach. Interesting to read a little of the history of the sinking of the "Wahine" and while we were eating an inter islander ferry sailed by and it made you think. Perhaps...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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