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Wahine Memorial

Dundas Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Dundas Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Wahine struck Barrett Reef near the entrance to Wellington Harbour on 10 April 1968 and capsized. 53 passengers and crew lost their lives. The memorial sits on the coast and overlooks the scene of the disaster. The area is bleak and simple with a...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The Wahine memorial is located around Wellington at 3 main sites in memory to the tragedy that occurred. We visited Eastbourne which is situated on the outskirts of Eastbourne opposite the Bus Barn terminus. The site overlooks the Seatoun where the other main site is...More

Thank Shobbyy
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Makes you realise how close the Wahine was to Seatoun Beach but the tides were taking everyone to Eastbourne. A pleasant place to visit and reflect.

Thank PaulineTAntrum
Reviewed 29 July 2015

You can go on a fine day to the whine memorial and there is a park so kids can run around its nice looking out over the entrance to the harbour . There are seats there you can sit and look out and have a...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 15 April 2015

the local mums bring their kids here for picnics! The nearby playground is a toddler magnet. but only if the wind is down. just a 100m walk and you're at the Italian cafe Franco in Seatoun Village. Postcards at Gillys shop and designer dresses across...More

Thank mckeeWTN
Reviewed 16 March 2015

we went to view after reading about it and as it was a historic thing it was a great memorial to those on the wahine ferry that lost there lives on that stormy day and it taught a lot to the younger generations and nice...More

Thank peggy703
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Park here and enjoy a quiet place to view the tremendously windy coastline. Walk on a fairly good gravel path along the coast. It wins up into the hill with some step spots and lots of steps. Take your time. It's worth it.

Thank PickyDianne
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Great picnic spot with an excellent children's playground and right next to the beach. Interesting to read a little of the history of the sinking of the "Wahine" and while we were eating an inter islander ferry sailed by and it made you think. Perhaps...More

Thank RandBOtaki
Reviewed 1 May 2014

$5 ride on the number 11 bus takes you to Seatoun and from there just a short walk to the Wahine Memorial in Churchill Park. To be honest I had expected a bit more with only an anchor chain a few air funnel things from...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

Families, kids and adult time. This is all in one park - Churchill Wahine rememberance. The history lesson kicks off and the kids ask, "what's that chain, funnel, plaque?" You take them on a discovery and learn the parts of one of NZ's tragic maritime...More

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