Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, on the banks of the beautiful Avon River in central Christchurch is large but subtle, understated and respectful.

It doesn’t shout “look at me” but is easily accessible and pays a moving tribute to those who lost their lives in the violent events of 2011.
Written 9 February 2024
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada2,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is a great spot to sit and reflect with a nice view of the river. The wall has names of the people who passed due to the large earthquake that occurred here in 2011. There are plenty of spots to sit and the river's water is very clear. There was lots of water fowl here including some Canada Geese when we visited.
Written 15 July 2023
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MiaW331
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Memorial Wall, surrounded by serene parkland, offers a reflective space for visitors to pay their respects. Touching and personal, this memorial is an important stop to appreciate the indomitable human spirit in the face of tragedy.
Written 2 June 2023
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Tim K
113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a simple riverside walkway that dipps down to have a stone wall engraved with the names of those who died in the 2011 quake. Walking along and catching the evident diversity in the names is touching. The site along the river is also very peaceful and green
Written 17 April 2023
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Summerasalifestyle
Malibu, CA2,958 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Come here after the quake museum. It’s a beautiful memorial to honor those who died in that earthquake.
There were also homemade reminders at the wall of family members.
Thank you
Written 4 April 2023
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Jenny W
Adelaide, Australia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Walking the length of the wall and reading the names, some with several members listed. Respectful memorial
Written 29 March 2023
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Modest, low key memorial for the people who died in the Christchurch earthquake. Well positioned along the Avon River.
Written 21 March 2023
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Robert J
Brisbane, Australia368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The memorial is conveniently located on the river bank close to the city centre. It is tastefully arranged and well worth a visit for those sympathetic to the suffering the city during the quake.
Written 19 January 2023
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ljpere
Auckland, New Zealand61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
This place it very special and should be visited by anyone visiting Christchurch for the first time. Its very moving and peacefu. The pounamu at the top is special
Written 29 December 2022
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TravelingAmos
New Jersey697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
If you are visiting Riverside Market, you should stop by here as it is only a short walk away. They certainly picked a lovely spot for the memorial. I was impressed that they wrote the victims' names in their native language as well as in English. It demonstrated the diversity and acceptance of the region and country.

I knew about the mosque shootings of 2019 but was less aware of the earthquake the city experienced nearly a decade earlier. Christchurch and its residents have sure been through a lot! The same day we came here, we visited the site of the mosque shootings. May God give strength to the people of NZ!
Written 24 August 2022
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