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

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It's a clock tower on a traffic island. What can I say! It does appear to be well built and obviously historic and may be worth a closer inspection.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Hamilton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a clock tower on a traffic island. What can I say! It does appear to be well built and obviously historic and may be worth a closer inspection.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Streategic location proximate to the regenerating retail and eating out scene in Christchurch a good landmark to explore tomorrows Chritchurch by foot or tramway

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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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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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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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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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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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