Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
4.5
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
The area
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • Steph S
    Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand333 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nelson Cathedral
    I went with friends to take a look at the Christmas trees that go up every year inside the cathedral - this is definitely worth going for a look, it’s a gold coin entry but lovely and takes a bit of time to wander around and look at all the trees done by business and organisations. Public toilets on the outside of the building. You need to climb the stairs from the Main Street then the enterance is around the other side but nice park like surroundings.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 January 2024
  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, United Kingdom1,292 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual building
    We looked around the cathedral after our walking tour of the town. Definitely worth it. It's a dominant building with unusual architecture, not exactly pretty but memorable, and a real presence in the town. The spiritual atmosphere inside was welcoming
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 January 2024
  • Stephanie M
    Sechelt, Canada436 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Heart of Christmas
    At Christmas time the Cathedral has a beautiful display of Christmas trees that are from various groups in the Community. They were beautiful and very touching. We were far from home and so I found myself really emotional slowly looking at them all. The Cathedral itself and magnificent, as are the grounds around it.. Any staff we encountered were welcoming and friendly. This seem like a very welcoming place to community and to visitors.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 February 2024
  • evets1232016
    Sydney, Australia420 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent church
    This is a very impressive church, every bit as magnificent as the cathedrals of European cities. It's set on parkland on a hill in a lovely part of the city. You could easily spend an hour exploring it-well worth a visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
  • Grant N
    Hastings, New Zealand1,516 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely walk up and view back to town - cathedral is quite imposing and gardens are great
    Walking up the steps from town gives a number of differing viewpoints on the way. Lovely gardens all the way. The cathedral itself is quite imposing and inside is very peaceful. Loved most of the inside but in particular the stained glass windows, the Labyrinth (very simple but very effective), the Taiaha and its story, and the historical flags. Nice to see an area put aside for scouts and guides and some of the plaques/memorials on the walls are very interesting. Well worth taking the time to visit - we returned via side paths rather than straight down the steps and saw further differing views of the city
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles369 reviews
Excellent
174
Very good
147
Average
46
Poor
2
Terrible
0

Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Walking up the steps from town gives a number of differing viewpoints on the way. Lovely gardens all the way. The cathedral itself is quite imposing and inside is very peaceful. Loved most of the inside but in particular the stained glass windows, the Labyrinth (very simple but very effective), the Taiaha and its story, and the historical flags. Nice to see an area put aside for scouts and guides and some of the plaques/memorials on the walls are very interesting. Well worth taking the time to visit - we returned via side paths rather than straight down the steps and saw further differing views of the city
Written 21 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

evets1232016
Sydney, Australia420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a very impressive church, every bit as magnificent as the cathedrals of European cities. It's set on parkland on a hill in a lovely part of the city. You could easily spend an hour exploring it-well worth a visit.
Written 26 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stephanie M
Sechelt, Canada436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
At Christmas time the Cathedral has a beautiful display of Christmas trees that are from various groups in the Community. They were beautiful and very touching. We were far from home and so I found myself really emotional slowly looking at them all. The Cathedral itself and magnificent, as are the grounds around it.. Any staff we encountered were welcoming and friendly. This seem like a very welcoming place to community and to visitors.
Written 3 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sarah C
Ashtead, UK1,292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We looked around the cathedral after our walking tour of the town. Definitely worth it. It's a dominant building with unusual architecture, not exactly pretty but memorable, and a real presence in the town. The spiritual atmosphere inside was welcoming
Written 27 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Steph S
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
I went with friends to take a look at the Christmas trees that go up every year inside the cathedral - this is definitely worth going for a look, it’s a gold coin entry but lovely and takes a bit of time to wander around and look at all the trees done by business and organisations. Public toilets on the outside of the building. You need to climb the stairs from the Main Street then the enterance is around the other side but nice park like surroundings.
Written 11 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Andy F
Devizes, UK1,252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The building sits, literally, at the top of the town, above the commercial streets. The design and its tower particularly, seem very modern to my eyes. Approached by a long climb of marble steps and/ or some circular paths, to get up the mount, you arrive at the back of the church, so have to walk right around to the other side to gain entry. The gardens are well maintained, and there are even some public toilets there. Inside, it's clean lines and a very modern feel. It's light and airy. The organ & its pipes are suspended on a very unusual platform. There are stained glasswindows, 19C plaques, a labyrinth on the floor and plenty of information boards. Well worth a visit & the climb up there.
Written 9 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ken H
Ipswich, UK1,077 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Being close to the centre of Nelson and within an easy walk of Queens Gardens and the Centre of NZ Lookout, its well worth taking time out to see the Cathedral. According to their website ... "Christ Church Cathedral (Nelson Anglican Cathedral) is the principal church of the Diocese of Nelson. The Maori name for the hill on which the Cathedral stands is Piki Mai, which means "come up hither".

The tower is perhaps not quite in the style of the older English cathedrals albeit the building itself does try to emulate older architectural styles.
Written 28 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Simon C
Ashtead, UK762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The history behind the Cathedral is as interesting as the Cathedral itself, which is situated right at the end of town on a hill (hence it was no surprise to learn that it was once a fort). There is a feeling a magnificence inside the building which took quite a time to be constructed.
Written 18 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Wayne N
Sydney, Australia2,522 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
At the far end of the Nelson town centre are the steps that lead up to the Cathedral.

Very visually interesting tower and at the front of the Cathedral I found the succulent garden unusual for a church in this part of the world.

Worth a visit. Alternatively you can drive up the hill to visit.
Written 8 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Britta G
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I spent an entire week in this beautiful cathedral. There were 65 different decorated Christmas trees which were absolutely beautiful. Every day of the week there was a free Christmas concert at lunch on offer which I truly enjoyed. The young artists were amazing but so were the different choirs. Nelson definately got some fine musicians and singers.
Written 30 December 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 330
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson

All Nelson HotelsNelson Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Nelson
All things to do in Nelson
Day Trips in NelsonZoos & Aquariums in Nelson
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire