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A beautiful Church right near the City in Napier. Wanted to show an overseas visitor to NZ the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hastings, New Zealand
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A magnificent edifice.

A visit to the Waiapu Cathedral is well worth the time taken. There were two attendants on duty to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clive R
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Cathedral Lane, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful Church right near the City in Napier. Wanted to show an overseas visitor to NZ the awesome stainless glass windows. Recommended place to visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Waiapu Cathedral is well worth the time taken. There were two attendants on duty to assist with any questions one may have re the history of the building as well as the more recent.improvements . It was a pleasure to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clive R
Reviewed 19 November 2018

An interesting post earthquake cathedral, built in similar style to English cathedrals of a similar age. We were grateful to the staff who let us in, although the cathedral was not officially open.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This cathedral is not particularly Art Deco but it certainly has a lovely atmosphere and plenty of local art feel.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This austere (I think it looks a bit like a power station) cathedral is at once plain and beautiful in its simplicity. We spent around an hour reading all the information available and taking the self guided tour. The church members had just finished a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank justjans
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Old church with lovely stained glass windows, located in Cathedral lane in central Napier, open in weekends

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We spent an hour looking through and reading about the history of the cathedral and the 1931 earthquake.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Catherdral is well worth looking at and the history is very interesting as is the history of the whole town. It is has a lovely feel and though extremely modern has a holy serenity which is lovely.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

It was a very simple cathedral but very serene. It had a lot of information inside about the earthquake and also the history of the cathedral

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank D1788SJpaulined
Reviewed 1 March 2018

This Cathedral church hosts a Cross of Nails presented to it by Coventry Cathedral, my home city, and it made me feel closer to home on the other side of the world. A beautiful church building, light and bright and very welcoming.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ClemJ5
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