This research facility in the South Island of New Zealand used to offer accomodation for researchers close to sites of scientific interest. The region offers breathtaking geological…… Read more “The Oyster As An Animal”
This sprawling plant was formerly operated by a firm which started trading in the late 1970’s in response to the risk of a proposed merger creating a…… Read more “Residual Controls”
This sprawling plant was formerly operated by a firm which started trading in the late 1970’s in response to the risk of a proposed merger creating a…… Read more “The World As A Machine”
This sprawling plant was formerly operated by a firm which started trading in the late 1970’s in response to the risk of a proposed merger creating a…… Read more “Diocletian Allegories”
This workshop space is part of a former psychiatric hospital which once housed patients with psychotic illnesses, the senile and alcoholics. Opened in 1887, it was at…… Read more “Come Again”
We found this broken time capsule of creativity temporarily parked on the edge of a highway awaiting its inevitable and imminent collapse. A book on surrealist photography…… Read more “Photography & Surrealism”
The sun was setting over the Manawatu, New Zealand. The first stop-off on an Easter road trip that remains vivid in the memory. Below the chimney was…… Read more “Longburner”
This 17-hectare hospital site features nine buildings including a three-storey main hospital, maternity ward, maintenance and laundry. It was closed in 2006 when it was forecast $20…… Read more “I See You”
This 17-hectare hospital site features nine buildings including a three-storey main hospital, maternity ward, maintenance and laundry. It was closed in 2006 when it was forecast $20…… Read more “Pooh Corner”
This 17-hectare hospital site features nine buildings including a three-storey main hospital, maternity ward, maintenance and laundry. It was closed in 2006 when it was forecast $20…… Read more “To Serve You Better Through Science”
Among the many artefacts left behind at the closure of this masonic centre, one of the more interesting was a typed script for a masonic ceremony. Attempting… Read more "So Mote It Be"
It was the pigs of George Orwell’s Animal Farm who proclaimed that “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”. Pigs are similarly… Read more "But They Can Die"
From the window of #55, an informed eye studies the moody skies above the central courtyard. Glenn's 1972 Christmas present - The World Encyclopedia of the Film… Read more "Traces of Time"
It was a Monday night: the 18th of March, 1946. Forgoing the novelty of home television, including Caspar The Friendly Ghost, the audience travelled in to the… Read more "Dreamspun Sherpa"
Perhaps there was some kind of neuroscience at play in this choice of images - SpongeBob SquarePants meets the lost city of Atlantis - for a mural… Read more "Man With Short Arms"
Prisons have existed on this site for nearly a century. For the duration of the Second World War, conscientious objectors were detained here. In the 1950’s the… Read more "Out Of Bounds"
After hearing a rumor about a mysterious train tunnel in the South Island of New Zealand myself and DerelictNZ went out to investigate. Sadly our first attempt…… Read more “Abandoned South Island tunnel”
This 600 MW thermal power station has dominated its landscape since its construction in 1972, with a 198m high chimney - the second tallest structure in New… Read more "Circuit Breakers"
Occupation is the best security. This hospital - closed since 2007 - has remained relatively untouched and unexplored due to the proximity of its replacement built directly… Read more "Operation In Progress"
Located in a sleepy town that has had its fair share of earthquakes lies this little aquarium on the wharf, abandoned and closed down due to… Read more "Abandoned Aquarium"
A longstanding employee of Tip Top’s bakery in Wellington succinctly documents personal and professional concerns in the year of its closure. A bakery had existed on the… Read more "Bye Bye Tip Top"
In 1973, under the watch of Matron Grattan, this now-demolished former nurses' home at Wellington Hospital operated by "standards of conduct . . . akin to those… Read more "Good Night, Nurse"
This abandoned courthouse was built in 1913. It was designed to reflect New Zealand’s ties to the British Empire. The building was only used until 1970 as…… Read more “The Abandoned Supreme Court House, West Coast, New Zealand.”
This hospital is one of the most intact abandoned hospitals left in New Zealand. Closed in 2007 and subsequently purchased privately, this hospital has been left abandoned…… Read more “Abandoned Lower North Island Hospital”
Having had this closed down and dilapidated cement works on the radar for a couple of years, the urbexcentral crew alongside wildboyzue (UK) finally got to…… Read more “Abandoned Cement Works, South Island, New Zealand.”
We came across this dilapidated, soon to be demolished house recently after having it on our radar for quite some. After a shall we say, tight crawl…… Read more “Abandoned Cook House”
On our recent trip down in the South Island of New Zealand we found ourselves accidentally stumbling across this soon to be demolished abandoned mini golf course…… Read more “Abandoned Mini Golf In New Zealand!”
This woolen mill in the South Island of New Zealand had been through troubled times, with it being saved from closure in 2012 until once again facing…… Read more “The Mill”
This medical centre located in Wellington, New Zealand suffered an extensive fire recently under suspicious circumstances, everything was still left here like the day of the fire.…… Read more “Abandoned Wellington Medical Centre”
This building was originally the forensic’s unit of an abandoned lunatic asylum which closed for good in 2007. The decay and mold were immense in this building,…… Read more “Abandoned Forensic Lab, Lunatic Asylum, North Island, New Zealand”
This hospitality square full of pubs, clubs and a real groovy music store in Christchurch was once a hub of entertainment. Since the 2011 earthquakes devastated the…… Read more “Earthquake damaged pub square, Christchurch, New Zealand.”
This large (by NZ standards) purpose built former tertiary institute expired at around the same time this Kodak Ektar 64T film did. And just like this 35mm expired film, it…… Read more “Expired”
Located in a tourist town in New Zealand, this mini golf and go kart racing amusement park closed down in 2013, upon reading the reviews it is…… Read more “Abandoned New Zealand Mini golf Park”
It had always been on Urbexcentrals ‘to do list’ to find a abandoned court house, imagine the fun of acting out awaiting a sentencing in the dock!…… Read more “A Derelict Courthouse”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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"
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…
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”