Old St Paul's, Wellington

In the heart of Wellington's heritage district stands Old St Paul's, a former cathedral made wholly out of native timbers. An outstanding example of Gothic Revival architecture, the wooden building features embroidered furnishings and colorful stained glass windows. Notice the memorial plaques on the interior walls and columns, and the flags displayed in the nave: many of these are dedicated to New Zealand and US marines who fought and died in World War I and World War II. Ask a guide to tell you some of the quirky stories associated with this former church, which today hosts a number of cultural events. With our international travel planner, Wellington attractions like Old St Paul's can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We had to write about this lovely building when at school. Any visitor to wellington should have a quick look, nice and close to parliament but also on the edge of old timber suburbs. Inside a beautif...  more »
  • A hidden gem of exceptional beauty and tranquility. The woodwork is wonderful. Ask the receptionist for information about the church.  more »
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  • Great church. Also Best souvenir shop i've seen in new zealand so far. Prices are fine. If you see something you like - buy it. You won't find it anywhere else.
  • One thing I learned on my trip to New Zealand: if you see a souvenir you like, BUY IT. There were items in the gift shop of this cathedral that I could not find anywhere else on my trip and now I wish I bought it! The cathedral itself is quite amazing to see, soaked with a lot of history dating back over a century.
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