Iona Church

Iona Church, Port Chalmers

Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
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Michelle T
Timaru, New Zealand527 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Had a wee look round this grand building...
Didn't go inside but enjoyed exploring outside. Walked up the steps behind it to continue exploring
Written 15 August 2020
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Yogesh B
Melbourne, Australia82 contributions
Dec 2019
Beautiful Church very old but very unique.
Located walking distance from Port Chalmers and the Train station. Great view of the Port from the Church.
Written 5 January 2020
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Happy Traveller
Sydney, Australia5,194 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Felt sorry for the little overlooked town..everyone knocked off to Dunedin.. so we did a walk around later..hoping for a coffee ..no luck..but we did wander up the hill for a look at his pretty church.. couldn’t see where to get in, never mind.
Written 26 November 2019
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,334 contributions
Aug 2019
It was great to be able to absorb all the different and impressive architectural perspectives of Iona Church, nestled as it was amidst the verdant greenery among the meadow strewn hillsides. I didn't even have to enter the inner sanctum. I found the Spirit outside amidst Nature's lush bounty.
Written 22 November 2019
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John Kemna
Cromwell, New Zealand496 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Took a walk around. Nice church. Would have liked to see the inside. Took a slight detour and went to the interesting old cemetery up the hill. Some very early graves. Enjoyed the walk around.
Written 30 July 2019
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Linda
Cromwell, New Zealand282 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Only open when a cruise ship is in town. 🤔. I loved the style of the building and would have loved to visit inside. Why are churches locked?
Written 28 July 2019
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Seashells95
Hobart, Australia91 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Our cruise spent the day in Port Chalmers so we went for a pleasant stroll into town. Most businesses were only just opening at 10am, which I thought was very civilised. The church stands tall on the hill and the eye is drawn to it's tall steeple. The short uphill walk was well worth it as there are good views of the town from the church. Very decorative brickwork on this beautiful building which is well over 100 years old.
Written 10 April 2019
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TheCount69
Rochdale, UK802 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I walked up the hill from the harbour but the church was closed. The view though is nice and I kept walking higher via the steps at the back of the church for an even better view.
A pretty well kept church, at least from the outside
Written 15 March 2019
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,386 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
When our cruise ship docked the first thing I saw was this elegant stone church standing tall as a beacon above this little town.
We also had the opportunity to see it up close. The church opened on cruise ship days from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. On the day that we visited there were two ladies greeting visitors and an organist was playing the pipe organ. Just the music and the views were enough for the visit.
Happy travelling!
Written 7 March 2019
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TouristTravel
14 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
A quaint little town whose quarry supplied a lot of the building stone for prominent buildings in Dunedin. Also for ballast in sailing ships to Australia. A walk up the hill to the quarry lookout is well rewarded and a further walk up the hill over-looking the port also offers goods views - and plenty of exercise.
Written 2 March 2019
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