Walking tour of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Walking tour of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Hear about the layers of history of Pukeahu, also known as Mt Cook.

Meet at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and visit sites of historic importance, learn about the early settlement by mana whenua, the military presence of the 1930s with the opening of the National War Memorial and the Dominion Museum Building, and all future developments to the NWM and the opening of Pukeahu in 2015.

Visit all points of interest and understand the importance of this historic area to both Wellington and Aotearoa.


No booking is required.

Location: Meet at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Buckle Street, Wellington

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: Free

Health & Safety: All tours will be outdoors so wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Some spaces are shared with traffic so pedestrians will need to be aware, the guide will assist at all times. All sites are wheelchair accessible and parking is available in the lane behind the Australian Memorial or in Tory Street.

Christopher Leach

Chris is an Information Officer at Pukeahu and a very experienced tour guide of many years. He will give an excellent insight into the history of this important place of NZ military history.

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