The Convent

This former Catholic girls boarding school and convent was closed in the mid 1980′s. The buildings have been used for a variety of purposes over the years (including featuring in a couple of Peter Jackson films), but it has now been deemed unsafe and closed indefinately. Although carrying the Historic Places Trust’s highest heritage protection status, the closure due to being “Earthquake prone” has left it in a strange kind of limbo. The future looks very bleak indeed for this Historic landmark.


6 thoughts on “The Convent

  1. Many thanks Tina. It’s a spooky but fasinating place to visit. Soundtrack is Varút from Sigur Rós 2012 album “Valtari”. We will return to the Convent soon… Kapa

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