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“Great sense of history”
Review of Christ Church

Christ Church
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$167.35*
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Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nau mai, haere and welcome to Christ Church, New Zealand's oldest existing church and cemetery. A digital walk can be downloaded from the App stores from Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours which share the fascinating stories of some of the people buried here. Enjoy visiting our cemetery and do visit our beautiful church.
Reviewed April 21, 2013

The old church is not grand, but is steeped in history, and the graveyard is memorable. The church is only a very short walk from the harbour and it is definitely worth the effort. We were lucky to have it almost to ourselves, so the atmosphere was wonderful.

Thank David W
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The church and graveyard provides a potted history of the early years of colonial settlement in New Zealand

Thank Graeme R
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

A beautiful little church with so much history in the cemetery. Gives you a glimpse into the past. Kids love the bullet hole in the wall.

Thank cynthia k
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Without a formal tour, we toured the church ourselves. There are handmade cross stitch pillows on every seat! Books explain some of Russell's history, and the headstones are revealing too. We wondered why so many people of all genders and ages died in certain years, for instance. This beautiful old church has stories to tell. Well worth the hour we spent there!

1  Thank rcurry17
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Lovely welcoming church and we were lucky enough to be there at the same time as the Bishop. Interesting history.

Thank BingleyJeanneB
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