Pukeahu National War Memorial, Wellington
(4.7/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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 Pukeahu 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Pukeahu National War Memorial and other Wellington attractions using our handy Wellington family vacation planner.
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  • a monumental building to honor the dead, linda to make pictures, but without much to do inside, particularly, before all this I think all people should be quiet in their corners as mae no want your son so in memory
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  • I have a tendency, when tarveling, to vist the local nation's war memorials. The NZ War Memorial is simple, elegant and moving. Well worth the visit, the NZ people have sacrificed a lot in the further...  more »
  • This is a very pretty war memorial with an excellent statue by Barbara Hepworth ( I think). It s now part of a larger memorial park.