Auckland Religious Buildings Tour, Auckland

Auckland houses a vast array of religious buildings and places of worship. Some of them date back to the 19th century and are considered to be landmarks and fine examples of beautiful architecture. Take the following tour to see Auckland’s most important religious buildings.
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Auckland Religious Buildings Tour Map

Guide Name: Auckland Religious Buildings Tour
Guide Location: New Zealand » Auckland (See other walking tours in Auckland)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: leticia
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

1) Saint Patrick's Cathedral

From modest beginnings in 1841 to the grand building you see before you today, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland has always been the centre of Catholicism in the city. The land that the cathedral is built on was granted by the crown to the city’s first bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier on June 1st, 1841. A simple wooden structure was first built to serve the 300 odd strong congregation that was mainly made up of Irish immigrants. It was clear that a more substantial building would be...   view more
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St Matthew's Church

2) St Matthew's Church

St Matthew’s Church is one of Auckland’s historical religious buildings to be found in the city centre. The church is located to the west of Queen Street and the congregation began to meet there in a simple wooden structure from 1843 onwards, soon after the founding of the city in 1840. The congregation has traditionally been made up of merchants and retailers, which set the church’s coffers in good stead. As the 19th century was drawing to a close in 1896, the parish decided that a grand...   view more
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Saint Paul's Church

3) Saint Paul's Church

Saint Paul’s Church in Auckland is one of the city’s Historic Place Trust buildings, which demonstrates the importance of the church in the development of the city. The church is a stunning example of the blending of the best elements of 19th century Gothic Revival designs with the natural resources of the New Zealand colony – intelligent use of native timber has been used throughout the cathedral. The building that you see today is the third built for the congregation of Saint Paul’s...   view more
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Auckland Baptist Tabernacle

4) Auckland Baptist Tabernacle

The story of the Auckland Baptist Tabernacle begins in 1881 when Thomas Spurgeon, son of the famous C H Spurgeon, arrived to begin work as a pastor in the colonial town. Thomas’s father C H Spurgeon was a well known Baptist preacher, who to this day is highly considered within the church. With his reputation preceding him, the congregation of the church built steadily and it quickly became apparent that larger premises would be needed to conduct church services. After steadfast fundraising,...   view more
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Pitt Street Methodist Church

5) Pitt Street Methodist Church

The very first gatherings of the Methodist church began soon after the city was founded – the first services were conducted wherever space could be found. The congregation began to swell and it was deemed essential to find a more permanent home for the church – it seems that the straightforward, everyday language favoured by the Methodist church struck a chord with hardworking and unpretentious settlers. The Methodist Church purchased land in 1864 in Pitt Street with the express purpose of...   view more
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Auckland Unitarian Church

6) Auckland Unitarian Church

Built in 1901, this church has been built in the 19th century wooden Gothic style. Inside the Auckland Unitarian Church you will find a beautifully carved wooden pulpit and fine paintings by Marge Barley. Very active socially, this church welcomes a great number of people who have questions and doubts and want to find a new meaning to their...   view more

Walking Tours in Auckland, New Zealand

Create Your Own Walk in Auckland

Create Your Own Walk in Auckland

Creating your own self-guided walk in Auckland is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Auckland Culture Tour

Auckland Culture Tour

Auckland houses a vast range of cultural venues such as museums and galleries. The New Zealand National Maritime Museum will show you local maritime activity and its history, whereas, at Ewelme Cottage you will find original kitchen equipment and household items, dating back to the 19th century. The Auckland War Memorial Museum will help you to discover the military and natural history of New Zealand. Various art galleries will surprise you with their outstanding collections of modern art.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Auckland Galleries Walking Tour

Auckland Galleries Walking Tour

Auckland offers a vast range of art galleries which houses an outstanding collection of paintings and holds frequent exhibitions. Works of famous local and international artists are presented here. Fans of modern art will be especially pleased. Take the following tour to see the best Auckland art galleries!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Auckland Historic Buildings Tour

Auckland Historic Buildings Tour

Auckland is not famous as a historical city, but it does have a lot of historical buildings, dating back to the 19th century. These old buildings, with beautiful architecture, keep the glorious past of the city alive and are considered as landmarks. Take the following tour to see the historical buildings of Auckland.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Auckland without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Auckland, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Auckland is an interesting city which attracts a lot of tourists because of its fine landmarks and attractions. Its beautiful landscape is dominated by volcanic hills, green parks and gardens. This "city of sail" has some of the best beaches and water sports venues in the world. Check out the best attractions in Auckland in the next orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Auckland without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Auckland, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km

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