Old St Paul's, Wellington

Architectural Building · Church
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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  • I hadn't really planned on seeing this church, but I noticed it was open when we drove past so took the opportunity to have a look. I remember thinking it was cute from the outside, but it belies...  more »
  • This is a grand old wooden church to replicate its large marble ones in Europe. The wood work is amazing.  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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