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Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

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Emotional and Touching

This has been so well put together and is in a lovely tranquil place. It is touching and there are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
A beautiful memorial wall to those lost in the earthquake

A true credit to Chrichchurch to make this beautiful marble memorial wall, and a place of quiet... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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 3 weeks ago

This has been so well put together and is in a lovely tranquil place. It is touching and there are personal memories and flowers all tastefully presented.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oakmead1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A true credit to Chrichchurch to make this beautiful marble memorial wall, and a place of quiet reflection next to the Avon River, very fitting and hoping it gives comfort to the families and friends and people of Christchurch affected by the tragedy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jubaanne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this is a beautiful structure / wall that should remind all of us to slow down and enjoy life. the lives of people in christchurch and the surrounds changed drastically with the quakes, so this is a memorial and reminder to us all. come and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hollytp1963
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

A very appropriate and respectful memorial honouring the lives lost in this tragic event. Lovely setting beside the river. Close to town - hop off at tram stop 4.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank darrenb193
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

This is a wonderful way to remember those whose lives were tragically lost. Such a peaceful place to reflect. Very appropriate and somewhere all Kiwis should visit at least once

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

A fabulous idea. It gives you pause every time you walk by here. We'll set out along the river..a nice walk on a sunny day.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Nazznz
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

A touching memorial made even more personal as the person we were with had lost friends in the earthquake. It is well done, reminds me a bit of the Viet Nam Memorial in DC. It doesn’t take long to see it but it is well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JDA60
Reviewed 8 December 2018

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 7 December 2018

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 3 December 2018

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
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