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Address: Corner of Montreal and Victoria Streets | Central City, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-379 9629

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Victorian Colours

Now that this clock has been restored, it's resplendent in a colour scheme which would have been the non plus ultra of the Victorian Era - quite bright and not what we would call... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Now that this clock has been restored, it's resplendent in a colour scheme which would have been the non plus ultra of the Victorian Era - quite bright and not what we would call chic - quite a change from it's pre-earthquake scheme of cream and beige. Maybe the historian who decided the paint job on the trim also decided... More 

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new Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This often gets overlooked, but is worth checking out, it has been strengthened and restored after the earthquakes, good to see it back to it former glory

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Thank nonameKiwi
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Zealand seems to do clock towers quite well and this one is no exception. It survived the earthquake and if you are in the area this is a nice Christchurch landmark to visit.

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Thank Tony W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this monument has been a favourite of mine since childhood - great to see it up and running again - a major contributor to the wonderful Victoria Street experience

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great that the tower survived the quake, but personally not worth to loop around for. When around, do pass by.

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Thank Bas H
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

there nothing so special but the history to it is amazing how it withstood the quake which happened in 2011. thou there were damages, after a heavy amount was spent it was reconstructed. Good for a click!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The clocktower was very damaged after the earthquake of 2010 and more after the Februari 2011 quake. Recently it has been restored to its former glory and is a well known site for Chch citisens.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Among the empty lots and construction sites of central Christchurch, the corner of Montreal and Victoria is intact and the clock tower utterly charming, a case of Gothic not being stuffy. I visited in the evening, with drizzly weather, so didn't catch a photo.

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India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

one of the attractions of christchurch.Located centrally in the city,it is a historic Clock.Don't forget to take a picture.

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Kincardine, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I was amazed to find this clock tower still standing when so much constructed in the same era was damaged. It is a lovely tribute to the Victorian era, beautifully constructed.

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