Late last year we explored the abandoned waterpark "Ho Thuy Tien" near Hue, Vietnam. This place has been fairly well documented by UE and backpackers before, so to… Read more "Waterpark"
Exploring the ruin of the French colonial era Bokor Casino Hotel in Cambodia recently. The Casino was fought over by the invading/liberating Vietnamese army and the murderous…… Read more “Casino Rouge”
Exploring the abandoned former French colonial era church on Bokor Mountain in Cambodia recently. In 1978 the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia, toppling the murderous Khmer Rouge in a matter…… Read more “Church : Time”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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
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"
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”
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"
This tower that once supported a railway bridge, now looks more like a prop from a Peter Jackson movie. A prop nonetheless, that Gunner was obliged to…… Read more “The Sentinel”
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”
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”
https://vimeo.com/78395397 Exploring the labyrinthian maze of a former cool store complex…
One of Wellington’s defining features is our fleet of trolley buses, we found a couple of older models rusting in a paddock and decided on an inspection.…… Read more “Trolleying”
Fording a stream in a rather unconventional manner, because here at Urbex Central we feel you don’t always need to take Urban Exploration seriously 🙂 https://vimeo.com/76758514
Gunner gets in some tight rope walking practise up the cables of an abandoned suspension bridge. This particular bridge was a crucial factor to the success of… Read more "Man on Wire"
This defunct reservoir is no longer used to supply Wellington’s northern suburbs with water, despite that the weir remains full. The sunny day made for a good…… Read more “Water Wall”
An old Primary school near Taupo my friend used to attend, now left to ruin after a decline in numbers.
This imposing building on the hill overlooking a small country town has had several uses in it’s lifetime. It was initially constructed as a hospital for veterans…… Read more “Hilltop Sanatorium”
Driving through the Manawatu at night can be boring, but not when you have abandoned buildings and stars to take photos of! Featured in this post are…… Read more “Night Riding”
https://vimeo.com/74441479 Okay- so what else do you call a video exploring an abandoned school gymnasium full of pigeon poop...? 🙂
The Crusader fortress of Beaufort Castle- constructed in the 12th century- has been the focus for countless battles and the home of many occupiers over the centuries.…… Read more “Beaufort”
https://vimeo.com/73066875 "Don't play on the tracks- head for the high ground". Why not do both? Part II of Escarpment...
Aswan, Egypt, Dec 2005: Anba Hatre is an earlier name for the 7th century Coptic Christian monastery of St Simeon- featured here in the previous post. During… Read more "Anba Hatre"
Aswan, Egypt, Dec 2005: After exploring some ancient tombs on the westbank of the Nile (featured here)- we decided to walk across the open desert to the…… Read more “The Monastery”
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”
In keeping with our recent racecourse posts, but this time from a different racecourse entirely, join us on a trip up to the top of an observation…… Read more “Racecourse Tower”