National War Memorial, Wellington

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Pay your respects to the fallen New Zealand soldiers from the South African War, World Wars I and II, and the wars in Korea, Malaysia, and Vietnam at National War Memorial. First unveiled on Anzac Day, April 25, 1932, to commemorate those lost in World War I, the memorial complex has since expanded to include subsequent conflicts. Walk the grounds to see the tomb of the unknown soldier, the war memorial carillon, and the hall of memories. The impressive, moving monument encompasses history, memory, education, and respect, accented by art and music. Arrange to visit National War Memorial and other attractions in Wellington using our Wellington day trip planner.
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  • This is a bit overlooked in Wellington but we made the hike from downtown to see this amazing memorial. Inside it is very special - a tribute to the fallen. I was glad to visit it and to see the surro...  more »
  • Got to see the Memorial by accident as we were visiting The Great War Exhibition which is situated directly behind the Memorial.Impressive structure, well maintained, and a moving tribute.  more »
  • This is not a grandiose memorial like you see in some countries but it is a very respectful place for the Kiwi's that have served or given their lives. It's worth your time to stop in and pay respect.  more »
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  • Great displays, interesting to explore and a nice public square out the front. The only downside was poor servicing and a fair amount of litter outside.
  • Both the Carillon and the Great War exhibit are moving. As the front desk said, as soon as you walk thru the doors you're in 1914 Belgium. And we were! Attention to detail is spot on. Well done to the staff and creators of this exhibit, and to those who care for the Hall of Memories. Thank you.
  • Excellent visual display. Uncluttered and unspoiled by modern technology. Plenty of light and I enjoyed it more than Tepapa.
  • Great views, though not very well serviced
  • Great place. You have to visit.

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