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…
This abandoned Japanese airfield is the second contribution brought to you by our newest contributor.
This International School was one of the main international schools in Christchurch, after extensive demolition in the central business district of Christchurch this is one of the…… Read more “International School”
Along our journey exploring what Christchurch had to offer with our new found friend, Wildboyz we found something we had never explored before, an abandoned strip club!…… Read more “Abandoned Strippers”
A rickety layer between the sea and plush residences above.
This Chinese theme park was open from 1992 to 1999 and now sits abandoned and neglected after closing due to high entrance fees and low attendance numbers.…… Read more “Tenkaen – Abandoned China Theme Park – Japan”
Located in a tiny town on a remote coast of New Zealand lies this bizarre and mysterious old mental hospital which started life as a gaol and…… Read more “Sea View Asylum”
This stadium was built in 1880 and has seen extensive redevelopments and financial difficulty over the years, up until the Christchurch earthquakes which have deemed the stadium…… Read more “Stadium Wasteland”
Planning a trip to Christchurch and meeting an overseas urbexer named WildBoyz from the United Kingdom was always an exciting prospect, teaming up with an experienced explorer from…… Read more “Cathedral of the damned”
Situated high above the town, with great views overlooking the sea is the woman’s ward of this old hospital. It is extremely eerie walking around the old…… Read more “Aramoana”
This former quarantine station was first opened in 1872 for people arriving New Zealand with contagious diseases. The facilities were refurbished and extended in 1918-19 and were… Read more "Quarantined"
We explored this former Italian restaurant two years ago, just prior to demolition. Remiro Bresolin, a flamboyant pioneer of Italian cuisine in New Zealand and legend of Wellington's… Read more "II Casino"
This set of images from London’s iconic Battersea Power Station come to us courtesy of our friend Sentinel UE. He writes: We had been looking at doing…… Read more “Station B”
We had a peek around some of the abandoned buildings and wharves on this abandoned navy base.
https://vimeo.com/100685477 This former conference and accommodation complex- closed due to being "earthquake prone"- is still very, very vacant...
Abandoned in a patch of farmland in New Zealand lies this abandoned plane, the plane was originally a military plane which transported RNZAF squadrons until 1978. The plane…… Read more “ZK-EPA”
At the fringe of this neglected community garden area, there was a strange, landscaped new-age prayer circle thing. It wasn't peaceful, inspirational, meditative etc... just a bit… Read more "Mother Earth"
It’s not everyday you see someone walking along the street wearing a full NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) suit- but today was one of those days. We turned… Read more "The Chem-Suit Kid"
Just beneath the top of one of Wellington city’s highest peaks there is a peculiar little tunnel, originally built to service a now defunct reservoir this tunnel…… Read more “Gravity fed”
The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere this plant was constructed in the 1930’s to convert unusable coal. Closed in 1985 and now flooded with…… Read more “Carbonisation – Rotowaro”
The state of this house is almost as awful as the movie, in fact we’re not sure whether it was a house or a barracks for the…… Read more “I Am Number 4”
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"
One of our old haunts has finally been demolished. Hutt Valley High School (formerly Petone Technical College) was closed in 1998, but partially used up until 2002.… Read more "Bad Education (redux)"
This psychiatric hospital was opened in 1912 and operated till 1998, surrounded by controversy with how patients were treated throughout its lifetime, this set of photos documents…… Read more “Isolation”
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”
Closed in 1997 this hospital once sat proud on a hill overlooking the city, now in the final months of demolition we once again explore what remains,…… Read more “Hospital’s end”
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 explore of an abandoned hospital lead us to find a morgue, chapel and operating theater. Some of the equipment had never even been used due to…… Read more “Hospital Estate”
Not exactly "urbex"- but definately exploring the urban- this visit to the North Lebanese city of Tripoli and surrounds in late 2005, had more scares and thrills… Read more "The Sun Is In Our Eyes"
Once a controversial animal research facility now lies a decaying labyrinth of science labs. Here is part one of a large series of pictures we have of… Read more "The Lab part one"
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)”
We explored a drain that runs underneath the edge of a cemetery, this video documents our journey into hell and back.
We visited this infamous Wellington suburb two years ago, just as the demolition of 88 state houses had begun. The area had gained national attention due to… Read more "The Cres"
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 series of abandoned railway tunnels, almost look like portals to another dimension…
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”
Just a few drains from around the Wellington region, with hopefully more to come!
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”