New Zealand’s National War Memorial is located at Buckle Street in Wellington. The Memorial commemorates all New Zealanders who gave their lives in the South African War, the two World Wars, the conflicts in Malaysia and Vietnam and on peace-keeping operations world-wide.
The National War Memorial staff want to reassure people the Wellington landmark remains open to visitors during its current renovation.
The new Buckle Street diversion road opened on 25 January 2013 with new routes for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers as the Memorial Park Alliance moves towards construction of the new underpass. The intersection with SH1 and Tory St has re-opened, but drivers will no longer be able to cross between Tasman and Tory St. To access Tasman St, drivers will need to use the Basin roundabout and Rugby Street to get into Tasman Street. More details about accessing the National War Memorial are outlined in a NZ Transport Agency media release.
Drive through access using 'old' Buckle Street is currently unavailable until July 2013 (however access to the National War Memorial is permitted).
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Image is of the National War Memorial in Wellington.
The National War Memorial is open seven days a week and is near the Basin Reserve. Learn more about opening hours and how to get there.
Opened with a dedication ceremony on Anzac Day 25 April 1932, the history of the National War Memorial dates back to 1919. Read about the history of the National War Memorial and those involved in its construction. Find out about upcoming ceremonies taking place at the National War Memorial.
The National War Memorial features a Carillon, Hall of Memories and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. A National War Memorial Park to be based alongside the Memorial is currently under development.
Meet the Memorial staff, Timothy Hurd QSM, National Carillonist and Paul Riley, Curator. We offer free tours of the National War Memorial for school or other community groups.
The Memorial is governed by the National War Memorial Advisory Council through the National War Memorial Act 1992. Learn more about the protocols surrounding the Memorial.