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“What a fascinating church”
Review of Christ Church

Christ Church
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$169.41*
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Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
Ranked #4 of 27 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.
Birmingham UK
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What a fascinating church”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Apart from being very pretty, the history around this little church was fascinating, you can even still see bullet holes in the church! Worth a stroll around, they also have really useful little maps inside paid for via an honesty box!

Visited January 2013
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Nerang, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
385 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Cute Piece of History”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

A short stroll from the wharf, even in blustery conditions, we came across this in the back street. Wow you get a sense of the history of this little village through a stroll through this grounds and reading the headstones - gorgeous little grounds and a quaint little church with the white picket fence. Well worth a stroll through whilst on Russell.

Visited May 2013
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Poole, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Great sense of history”
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.

Visited March 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“History on a stick”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

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

Visited March 2013
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A great little piece of history”
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.

Visited December 2012
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