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Catholic St. Patrick's Akaroa

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Address: Rue Lavaud | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 2004, New Zealand
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Stunning Church in warm and friendly Akaroa

After spending a day in Akaroa, we totally fell in with the town. One of the warm attractions was the Catholic St Patrick's church which boasts a beautiful green exterior and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sol S
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending a day in Akaroa, we totally fell in with the town. One of the warm attractions was the Catholic St Patrick's church which boasts a beautiful green exterior and fantastic american esque architecture. Definitely worth a visit, and we look forward to coming back to Akaroa again soon.

Thank Sol S
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a pretty little Church. You are welcome to go inside and there are donation tins for a varietry of purposes. Most quaint.

Thank Richard W
Braunston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful rustic church in a wonderful setting with the bay in front and the mountains towering behind. Very picturesque

Thank Tony G
Monticello, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Just like the General Store, I think this church epitomizes the friendliness of the NZ people. We found it on a side street and let ourselves in, only to be warmly greeted by an informative woman who couldn't help us enough. It was beautiful inside and well worth a visit.

Thank Beachlover1989
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The church is a lovely example of an old church (well in NZ terms at least). The interior is lovley with a calm atmosphere.

Thank Lee S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visited this lovely little church during a shore day from a Carnival Cruise. I saw a note on the jetty as I came of the tender that Mass was at 12 noon. This was a lovely experience, Fr Paul G Shannahan, has the 12 noon time on cruise ship days! The views are beautiful out over the bay.

Thank kuhn1952
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

First you must respect this holy place and definitely don't waddle in wearing your g-string or sucking and ice cream. Just take a pew and switch off from the world.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We spent a day in Akaroa and went to Mass at this church. As it was a Sunday and a cruise ship was in there was a 12 noon Mass as well as the 9.30am. The friendly priest welcomes visitors and asked us all where we were from. The Church is open for visitors including those who would like to... More 

Thank Gabrielle321
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

St Patricks is a lovely church on well kept grounds with glorious views over Akaroa Harbour. Very nice stained glass windows but the church is starting to show some deteriation and is in need of restoration works. Recommend a visit when in Akaroa.

Thank Tony W
Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a lovely little catholic church here in town, and it was open and free to visit. A mass was scheduled for later in the day. I am not sure if this is normal, or if it was being put on for our visit (On a cruise stop). the church is a lovely wooden structure, but is in serious... More 

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