Once a thriving railway township, Rewanui was abandoned in 1985 when the railway branch was closed. The town was taken care of and preserved by its caretaker…… Read more “West Coast ghost town”
Located in Wellington is this dilapidated and abandoned former art gallery, before it was an art gallery it was some sort of industrial building that used a…… Read more “Abandoned Art”
The Sathorn Unique (aka the Ghost Tower) is a 185 meter 49 story unfinished skyscaper in downtown Bangkok near the Chao Phraya river. The proposed luxury condominium tower was…… Read more “The Ghost Tower”
In a small rural town of North Island New Zealand lives this little forgotten wall and village. Once a labour of love for the pastor of the…… Read more “New Zealand’s forgotten miniature village”
Not your usual urbex video, but exploring ruins nonetheless. This is the strange fusion temple complex of Banteay Prey Nokor in Cambodia that we visited late last year.…… Read more “Nokor”
The teacher in this Bulgarian classroom clearly wanted her/his students to fully know their surroundings and themselves. Anti-fascist partisan artwork was still on display well beyond the fall…… Read more “Anatomy Class”
Another victim of the earthquakes, this historic wartime island was once used as a quarantine station, Maori fortification and a defence against Russian attacks. On arrival and after a…… Read more “New Zealand’s Island Fortress”
This derelict and forgotten film set was never actually used for filming as the movie was mothballed after running out of money. The set still stands waiting…… Read more “Kingdom’s gone!”
Built out of New Zealand native kauri wood in 1899 and the largest structure in New Zealand around in its time, this grand mansion is slated for…… Read more “The Mansion”
Built in 1916 and located in the heart of the town and next door to the town’s biggest attraction, this old hospital has sat abandoned since 2003.…… Read more “Hospital springs”
Endean’s Mill finally closed in 1996 after 69 years of operation. The factory, furnace, office and all the workers buildings still stand to this day, slowly decaying…… Read more “Endean’s Mill”
The information I had surrounding this location sounded almost mythological, an abandoned North Korean prison movie set in Queenstown? Since access to the mountain had been closed for the…… Read more “North Korea in New Zealand”
Finding this old abandoned house full of antiques was quite the mission, hidden among bushes out of sight, this house felt seemingly lost in time. Greeting us as we…… Read more “Antique House”
Marine land was a marine mammal park that opened in 1965 and closed in 2009 with some of the animals being relocated and some staying on until…… Read more “The Old Marine Zoo”
This explore went unexpectedly smooth and what every urban explorer hopes for – easy entry, no interruptions and a location that was full of memories of the past which offered a small glimpse into what went on at this now abandoned rest home hospital for the elderly.
Soon into the explore, I came across scenes akin to a horror movie, grey hairs still sat next to the ‘saloon’ of the old rest home, wheelchairs and toilet seats everywhere and possession’s lying around – even a nurses dress hanging up, sitting idle exactly how they were the day the hospital was closed.
A selection of images from our explores to Napier Hospital over the years, which is at the later stages of being demolished. An amazing abandoned hospital that…… Read more “Farewell Old Napier Hospital”
Exploring a century old shipwreck near Wellington recently… https://vimeo.com/133434536
This explore went unexpectedly smooth and what every urban explorer hopes for – easy entry, no interruptions and a location that was full of memories of the past…… Read more “Horrors of the elderly”
Images of the exterior of Christchurch Cathedral from a couple of months ago. The Cathedral was badly damaged in the February 22nd 2011 earthquake (and other aftershocks)… Read more "Cathedral"
Sitting unused and idle for the last 14 years after closing in 2001 and sitting next to an active military base, this old polytech has been a…… Read more “Abandoned Polytechnic”
A video exploring one of our favourite hangouts in Wellington. Hopefully in the future the fort can be restored, so it can be enjoyed by everyone; not…… Read more “The Fort”
Soon to be imploded, this old Police station was built in 1972, it was the 11th tallest building in the city before the earthquakes. Cautious in our…… Read more “Soon to be imploded”
This plant was closed in 2009 with a large amount of redundancies and has sat vacant ever since with attempts at re purposing the plant failing. Inside…… Read more “Derelict Meat Killing Plant”
Inside an abandoned former catholic girls school/farm/’rehabilitation unit’ we visited in mid 2013. Founded by a French sisterhood in 1953 -“the girls who came into the care of the…… Read more “The Farm”
https://vimeo.com/123483243 Getting all religious at an historic abandoned chapel recently…
This meat freezing works was opened in 1889 and closed down in 1987. When it closed there were 900 job losses, making a huge impact on the…… Read more “Last days in the old slaughterhouse”
Cargill’s castle is located on a beautiful position overlooking the pacific ocean, it is one of only two castle’s in New Zealand. Gutted by fire and restored…… Read more “Cargill’s Castle”
Standing proudly on top of the hill overlooking a lower South Island town, this once-grand hospital now sits decaying and derelict. Little positive future can be foreseeable aside from…… Read more “Hospital Down South”
It took us a while to find this morgue at this infamous abandoned mental hospital in New Zealand that has been ‘landbanked’ and left to decay since…… Read more “Nudex in the Morgue, NSFW”
October 2013: There was no point in trying to talk Gunner out of surmounting yet another obstacle- an historic abandoned suspension bridge.
Abandoned and severely crippled by the earthquake this hotel had also played host to an arsonist over the years. Cautiously venturing around the burnt ruins of this…… Read more “The Holiday Inn”
Urbex Central found this abandoned bar situated in Wellington a couple of years ago, on a recent revisit we noticed the location had been trashed and tagged…… Read more “‘Devil’s Angles’ Gang House”
Chilling out on a hot summers day (today) in some favorite UC tunnels/conduits...
This beautiful heritage building was once a teachers college and acted as an apartment block before it was badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes. There is a promise…… Read more “Teachers College”
We accidentally stumbled upon this abandoned bowling green while driving looking for another location, full of relics from its bowling green days, reminding us of its past.…… Read more “Abandoned Bowling Green”
After the media explosion following our explore in the Cathedral we were asked a lot of questions and had some amazing comments of support from the public,…… Read more “The Abandoned Cathedral Part Two”
The Cathedral is at the heart of the city, and this earthquake damaged building gets photographed by groups of ‘earthquake tourists’ constantly throughout the day. We had to…… Read more “The Abandoned Cathedral”
Hiding down a Wellington side street lies this abandoned doctors clinic, declared ‘earthquake prone’ in 2012, the fate of this building is undecided. Most things were stripped…… Read more “Abandoned Doctors Clinic”
It has been a long time since urbexcentral visited this beauty, a famous abandoned icon of our city. While the rest of the buildings fall further into…… Read more “Wellington’s Abandoned Chapel”
Abandoned since 1986 this derelict prison camp located in a remote area of the North Island in New Zealand barely resembles a prison. The prison is heavily decayed with…… Read more “Waikune Prison Part two”
A video from a couple of years ago- wandering around the creepy ruins of an abandoned cool-stores facility in Taranaki. Happy Halloween folks 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN_YMVQDIEg
There were fireworks in town and we knew the best spot to catch them 🙂
This thermal power station was completed in 1972 and was decommissioned between 2001 and 2008, it’s chimney was once the tallest structure in New Zealand, it is now…… Read more “Power Station”
This old college was a religious secondary school built in a religious “commune” solely by volunteer labour missionaries in the 1950’s who worked for the church. The school…… Read more “A Religious College”
Filmed in late 2011- this was the final days of the old Hawera Hospital (1925-2012). Demolition was already well underway on the South Taranaki Hospital, with at… Read more "Inhospitable"
Rural legend says this house was transported to its spectacular hilltop location sometime in the 1980’s. Allegedly the farmer who owned the property, had intended to renovate… Read more "House on the Hill"
This shopping arcade in central Christchurch was once bustling with shoppers, now damaged beyond repair it awaits its fate of demolition. The owner of the arcade before…… Read more “The Chancery Arcade”
Built in 1903, the Korokoro dam was the first gravity fed concrete dam in New Zealand. It was originally constructed to supply water to Petone, some kilometers…… Read more “Korokoro dam”
Until finding this place, I had no idea there was any kind of undercity in Wellington (drains notwithstanding). It seems this hulking highrise luxury hotel has been…… Read more “Undercity – House beneath the hotel”
This abandoned gardening centre no longer has house and garden plants for sale- the weeds have taken over…