We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nau mai, haere and welcome to Christ Church, New Zealand's oldest existing church and cemetery. A digital walk can be downloaded from the App stores from Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours which share the fascinating stories of some of the people buried here...more
All reviewsbullet holesgrave stonesnew zealandsteeped in historyearly settlersinteresting headstonesopen to the publictells a storygold coinsunday servicebeautiful buildinglots of historywalk aroundpeaceful settingworth a visithistoric placelocal maori
This little church and grounds are the oldest in New Zealand. Such a great historical site and so close to a quaint little street full of specialty shops and eateries. Russell is a great place to visit for the day.
Anyone visiting the Bay of Islands must visit Christ Church, Russell, and walk amongst the graves and get an understanding of the early European history of the Bay. The Church is one of the few remaining structures of early settlement in Russell and bears the...More
We called in to see this historic church while walking around Russell. It’s very old and tired but has a special feeling to it when you walk in the door. The cushions are all hand stitched and depict a variety of things.
The graveyard is...More
Christ Church was built in 1831 and it is located near the Russell Museum. The wooden building is surrounded by a graveyard containing graves of many of the early settlers. The walls have a few holes made by musket balls from the 1860's battles with...More
Just a short walk from the waterfront to find this treasure. The church was built in 1836 and is still in its original condition. There is very good information about the history of the church inside and is well worth a visit. The tapestries on...More
This church -- rumored to be NZ's longest-standing -- has a lovely, peaceful setting. We visited around Christmas 2017 and the grounds were well-manicured. Green grass, lush trees, and hydrangeas blooming everywhere! It was humbling to wander around the small cemetery outside.
The inside was...More