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Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

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Very special place although names are hard to read they should have be done in black .Have visited... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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This is a small memorial comprised of chairs commemorating the people killed in one building during... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lexington, NC
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68 Oxford Terrace | Corner of Oxford Terrace and Montreal Street, near the Montreal Street Bridge., Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very special place although names are hard to read they should have be done in black .Have visited in daylight and at night .

Thank RMNZ2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a small memorial comprised of chairs commemorating the people killed in one building during the earthquake. The high chairs were heart wrenching and makes the reality of the tragedy feel very close to home. Worth the short walk.

Thank NCCubsfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 hours here , well worth the money and a great insight on what people actually went through . As AUSSIES , WEsaw the news at the time but really had no idea of the impact , so glad we went and it’s...More

Thank Bodaleer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you approach the memorial from a distance it does not look like much of a memorial. However with a seating area by the river and all the names of the 185 people who died engraved on the walls, it is a somber and fitting...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think a must for all to visit. A beautiful quiet reflective memorial location to remember all those lives lost in the earthquake. In the heart of a city that will never be the same ... But will be different from then on. Deepest sympathies...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "long white wall" in remembrance of the victims of the 2011 Earthquake (with their names engraved on it) is conveniently located right in the CBD yet at a "peaceful spot" right by the Avon River which in my opinion is a pretty "ideal" location...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Very well done - and a very fitting memorial. A place to go and pause; read the names; reflect; a must stop was walk around inner Christchurch

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This memorial on the banks of the Avon River is a peaceful place to reflect upon the tragedy of the 2011 earthquake which devastated the city. See the names of those whose lives were lost inscribed on the memorial (sometimes in two alphabets to reflect...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The impacts of the earthquakes remains evident and is alive throughout Christchurch and the surrounding towns, farms and extended community. The memorial is a permanent and fitting place and focus for the trauma and recovery to be engaged with.

Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 11 September 2018

It is worth stopping by to let in sink in the human cost of the earthquake that hit the city in 2011. A very nicely done memorial.

Thank cookpias
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