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Beautiful old stone church

Oldest church & building in New Plymouth ... but no longer a working church inside ... as when the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Campbelltown, Australia
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Great place for a look at old historical buildings and a small bush walk nearby

Great place for a look at old historical buildings and a small bush walk nearby. Very convenient to... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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39 Vivian Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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All reviews earthquake strengthening closed due new zealand beautiful building across the road amazing history lovely grounds old trees local history worth a visit wars gravestones deemed buried plymouth np nz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oldest church & building in New Plymouth ... but no longer a working church inside ... as when the last earthquake hit the area the mortar became compromised, resulting in the building not necessarily being deemed safe for occupancy. Services are now held across the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great place for a look at old historical buildings and a small bush walk nearby. Very convenient to those staying in central New Plymouth and close to restaurants, bars and cafes. A great land mark.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank zoenzjp
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is truly a beautiful stone building, one of the last in New Zealand. So glad they are restoring it up to earthquake standard. We would not want to loose this lovely building. Good on you New Plymouth!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

Plenty of local history here for people particularly about the early European foundations of New Plymouth

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 470trevorl
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Even though the cathedral itself is currently closed, it is still beautiful to see. The grounds are stunning and peaceful with wild cala lilies and the most stunning old oak tree I have ever seen.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lulublu11
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This church has an amazing history going back to the local Maori Wars which is reflected in the graves surrounding it - it has been closed for earthquake strengthening / renovating but if it's open is well worth the time to have a look inside.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Narziss
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building and very interesting to stroll around the grounds, however a shame we couldn’t view inside the Cathedral; there is a doorway you can look through with a timer light, however the light didn’t seem to be working! Worth a visit none the less.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Family4Perth
Reviewed 31 March 2018

This church is not far out of the center of town. It is a beautiful building and worth a look but the inside is closed as it is being reinforced for earthquakes.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kim W
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Unfortunately the cathedral is closed due to it being prone to earthquakes and is waiting for certain adaptations being done. The cemetery and gardens are very interesting with a lot of military personnel buried in it. from our point of view there is a large...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank D1788SJpaulined
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The grounds of this church are very historic with many stories told on the grave stones, which have been renovated by local historians. There are some lovely old trees and it is worth a visit, unfortunately the church building is closed for the foreseeable future....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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cliff s
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Response from Lauraine P | Reviewed this property |
Hi I have the contact details for you for the cathedral because they will hold full records. Dean Jamie is very helpful too. The Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, 37 Vivian Street, New Plymouth,Taranaki 4310. Telephone... More