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Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

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It's such a sad memorial, but that's why it's so moving. I definitely recommend taking a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
QuickWhitTravel
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Beautiful tribute

Visited this memorial for the simple reason of paying my respects to the people who tragically lost... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ajb1207
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Preston UK
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68 Oxford Terrace | Corner of Oxford Terrace and Montreal Street, near the Montreal Street Bridge., Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's such a sad memorial, but that's why it's so moving. I definitely recommend taking a few minutes to stop and really take it in, preferably early in your trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this memorial for the simple reason of paying my respects to the people who tragically lost their lives during the earthquake. Beautiful and fitting memorial.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ajb1207
Reviewed 1 week ago

Names carved onto a wall, including the many Japanese teenagers who were attending English classes in the basement of the CTV building that collapsed. Worth a quick look and contemplation.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NorthDevonJon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very special place although names are hard to read they should have be done in black .Have visited in daylight and at night .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RMNZ2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small memorial comprised of chairs commemorating the people killed in one building during the earthquake. The high chairs were heart wrenching and makes the reality of the tragedy feel very close to home. Worth the short walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NCCubsfan
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We spent 2 hours here , well worth the money and a great insight on what people actually went through . As AUSSIES , WEsaw the news at the time but really had no idea of the impact , so glad we went and it’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bodaleer
Reviewed October 31, 2018

As you approach the memorial from a distance it does not look like much of a memorial. However with a seating area by the river and all the names of the 185 people who died engraved on the walls, it is a somber and fitting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I think a must for all to visit. A beautiful quiet reflective memorial location to remember all those lives lost in the earthquake. In the heart of a city that will never be the same ... But will be different from then on. Deepest sympathies...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This "long white wall" in remembrance of the victims of the 2011 Earthquake (with their names engraved on it) is conveniently located right in the CBD yet at a "peaceful spot" right by the Avon River which in my opinion is a pretty "ideal" location...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Myo M
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Very well done - and a very fitting memorial. A place to go and pause; read the names; reflect; a must stop was walk around inner Christchurch

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Wayne M
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