A re-posted video of Petone College from early 2013. This former high school- abandoned, vandalized and the victim of numerous arson attacks- has finally been euthanized to… Read more "Escuela Mala"
After 30 years of decay this abandoned prison camp is barely recognisable as a prison anymore, this was a quick, fun early morning explore of a prison…… Read more “WAIKUNE”
This psychiatric hospital facility was open for more than 85 years and contained a society of mental health workers and patients. There are many reports of mistreatment…… Read more “Mental Health – Secure Child Facility”
One of us was lucky enough to visit legendary "Gunkanjima" a few years ago. Hashima Island, known locally as Gunkanjima (Battleship Island)- is situated off the coast… Read more "Gunkanjima"
Anyone visiting Rarotonga for more than a few days, will probably have heard of (or seen) the doomed and abandoned Sheraton resort on the south coast. For a tiny… Read more "The Lost Resort"
An Anglican school founded in the 1840’s and once home to some of New Zealand’s Maori leaders sits decayed and vandalised after closing its doors due to…… Read more “School of Poor Achievements (Part One)”
This unique Spanish-style building was its city’s first three-storey building and opened in the late 1800’s. Up until recently this facility housed thousands of Christian girls devoted to God;…… Read more “The keys of Jesus”
This former high school closed in 2007, and despite more than $85,000 spent on security since, fed-up residents have arranged patrols after systematic vandalism and theft. A… Read more "Carpe Diem"
This car wreckers yard was the set of the New Zealand cult classic film Smash Palace released in 1981. The junkyard offers a rare opportunity to see…… Read more “Smash You Bro”
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for Urbex Central. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for 2014… Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall…… Read more “2013 in review”
Standing at the feet of Mt Ruapehu are the remains of several railway viaducts in various stages of decay. Modernisation of the railway network and the move…… Read more “Ruapehu Railways”
In a small country town that sits in the shadow of Mt Ruapehu there lies a shop, a shop bearing the same name as an infamous London…… Read more “Harrods?”
This abandoned thermal resort has sat vacant for years, cats both living and dead can be found throughout the premises and the place has a very…… Read more “Thermal Resort”
This 1930′s era totalisator building was a real joy to explore and document, thousands of people used to attend the race courses of New Zealand commuting by train…… Read more “Building compute”
Gunner hardly requires an introduction here at Urbex Central. No doubt you'll be more than familiar with his antics- in particular his dizzying, vertigo inducing videos. Our… Read more "Gunner"
https://vimeo.com/78395397 Exploring the labyrinthian maze of a former cool store complex…
Opened in 1980 as a standalone abortion clinic. A place of much controversy and protest throughout the years now lays idle with little remaining of its past…… Read more “Termination”
https://vimeo.com/74441479 Okay- so what else do you call a video exploring an abandoned school gymnasium full of pigeon poop...? 🙂
These huge abandoned warehouses still contain a plethora of heavy machinery including huge lathes and industrial sized milling machines.
This former highschool was closed about 15 years ago. The decay and vandalism that has occurred in the interim is astounding. It’s finally due for demolition soon… Read more "Bad Education"
http://vimeo.com/71327520 "I've never let my school interfere with my education." Mark Twain
This former notorious rural psychiatric hospital- see this post- was visited by one of our group back in 2008. The majority of the buildings then were mostly…… Read more “Psych”
The islands prison, and the garrison to guard them were a readily available source of workers for the islands shipyard and to quarry the sandstone of which…… Read more “Cockatoo Island 3 – Gaol + Fort”
Underneath the Island, in the areas not hewn away to make room for heavy industry, Cockatoo island is criss-crossed with a myriad of tunnels, facilitating the movement…… Read more “Cockatoo Island 2 – Tunnels”
This is the first in a new series of posts focusing on Cockatoo Island, situated in Sydney harbour, with each of these instalments focusing on a different aspect…… Read more “Cockatoo Island – Introduction/Teaser”
https://vimeo.com/69722320 "I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers." Woody Allen
Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which individuals repeatedly fail to resist impulses to deliberately start fires, in order to relieve tension, for gratification or for… Read more "Pyro"
There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation. Logan P. Smith
Beelitz-Heilstätten, just south of Berlin, was a large hospital complex that has its beginnings in 1898. Originally designed as a sanatorium – with the outbreak of World…… Read more “Beelitz-Heilstätten”
A retired Abortion Clinic known as Parkview, part of Ewart Hospital and the Wellington Hospital. Opened in 1980 and short lived until it was forgone in 2000.…… Read more “Parkview”
This abandoned house is trapped in time, there are numerous reminders of the history of this building scattered throughout. It is as if the occupants simply walked…… Read more “Pioneer Cottage”
This abandoned animal testing facility has been abandoned for about 20 years apparently, despite that there are no signs of graffiti. Syringes and other detritus still litter…… Read more “Animal Testing Centre & Incinerator”
This Historic Hospital (c.1880) still stands in its dilapidated state, 22 years after its closure. When the hospital finally closed its doors in 1990, it had served…… Read more “PTA”
Some light painting up at an old WWII bunker. <a
We returned for another look at this location: urbexcentral.com/2013/02/03/e-college/ A lot of vandalism occured here last year, graffiti and general destruction. Thankfully the landlord and the new…… Read more “Sacred”
This old building was once a nursery which helped to raise numerous children in the Wellington region. The building's future is now questionable as it sits right in the… Read more "We’ll Take Care Of Your Children"
We would have stayed longer and explored more of the buildings at this picturesque hospital situated high on a hill with fantastic views, but some local homies…… Read more “Hospital Complex”
Apparently there is a dog which bites on command at this location, although when we were there we did not encounter this beast. The location itself has…… Read more “Fertiliser Works”
A small fleet of abandoned flammable goods tanker wagons provided us with an adventure playground.
This former highschool was closed about 15 years ago… It’s still standing- just. The decay and vandalism that has occurred in the interim is astounding! It’s finally…… Read more “Bad Education”