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“Loved the musket holes”
Review of Christ Church

Christ Church
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US$178.50*
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Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nau mai, haere and welcome to Christ Church, New Zealand's oldest existing church and cemetery. A digital walk can be downloaded from the App stores from Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours which share the fascinating stories of some of the people buried here. Enjoy visiting our cemetery and do visit our beautiful church.
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Beautiful church with a great history and very interesting graveyard. We all enjoyed finding the musket holes around the outside of the church which made it even more interesting!

Thank 70sammy70
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

New Zealand's oldest Church is a must see. The bullet holes from the 1845 sack of Russell are interesting. The church setting is nice. The headstones around are interesting.

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

This church carries huge history and the gravestones although somber are an important part of the history of the church and Russell itself

Thank Tania M
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

The Advent walk around the church was quite well done and a novel idea. we enjoyed each station as it took us on the journey of Christmas.The history behind this church is interesting and significant to NZ. The church is quaint, with nice stained class windows. The church yard makes for interesting reading. Take the time to wander. Sit in the shade of the trees and contemplate!

Support the work of the local community in maintaining this significant piece of history by making a donation (inside the church). It is worth it.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

The oldest church in New Zealand. Well worth a visit.
We arrived 5 minutes before the service started and ended up playing as there was no organist that day. A real sight reading test.
Lovely people some of whom we met later in the day in Russell

Thank roving_seagull
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