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Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:23 pm
by nicola_yeah

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:43 pm
by groged up bastard
fuck that looks awesome!!
deffs going there next time im in ham town

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:21 am
by nails
yo how do we get to this station, totaly checking it out next time im down there

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:09 am
by eli
you have to have some balls to walk to it.
its in the train tunnel that goes under centre place and comes out the other side and goes across the river.
all the street kids used to hang out there. i think it was a test of some sort if you could walk right thru.
just dark as fuck and if a train was coming at you, you wouldnt be able to tell if youd get hit or not.
id say security is pretty tight these days.



edit: just looked at the pic and doesnt look to far down the tunnel. the other end to the tunnel isnt far past chinese healthy veg across from girls high

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:02 am
by dclxvi
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Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:10 am
by xSUSPECTx
eli wrote:edit: just looked at the pic and doesnt look to far down the tunnel. the other end to the tunnel isnt far past chinese healthy veg across from girls high

which means neither end can be far, you wont get hit by a train

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:53 am
by eli
its a fair distance from girls high to the river. thats pretty much right the way under downtown hamilton.
as long as ur not shit faced drunk you probably wouldnt get hit by a train, id still be shitting myself having a train coming towards me in a tunnel tho. spose im a sissy

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:38 pm
by yellowbus
Well from what I know there is an entrance by the Claudelands bridge and near the cricket stadium / the supermarket.

Which is a pretty big distance so I wonder what end it's closer to.

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:50 pm
by Jakeage
I've been in there before. Entrances are by the river next to the claudelands bridge, and in the park opposite hamilton girls high.
It's pitch black, and either side of the railway there's only about a metre. Trains come through all the time so it's pretty fucking scary. Only takes about 5 minutes to walk either from the bridge end or girls high end.

edit: there's apparantly a door there (I didn't see it because it was too dark) that leads into a hallway.

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:11 pm
by Matt
dclxvi wrote:Image


BRILLIANT.

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:19 pm
by The Face
Pleased to see Logan putting his education to good use.

Intrigued by this random spot, bet it stinks of piss though...

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:08 am
by nails
I would rather get into the albert park tunnels I think
Stil lwant to knwo about the wairau park ones if anyone has a clue?

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:59 am
by Berry
nails wrote:I would rather get into the albert park tunnels I think
Stil lwant to knwo about the wairau park ones if anyone has a clue?

Down behind the cinemas you can get into drainage tunnels that go under the motorway. If you crawl through them you come out the other side near Sunnynook. You can also get into all the stormwater tunnels that feed into that lake by Denny's. We used to hoon around them on our bikes as kids. Probably not the most hygenic thing to do, but hey, we never got sick. Parents probably wouldn't let their kids do it these days.

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:00 pm
by the ledge
When you say crawl do you mean crouch over or actually get down on your stomach and crawl?

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:10 pm
by norty
Albert Park tunnels are rubbish because they are filled in with old bricks and dirt to about one foot below the ceiling, meaning you have to crawl. There used to be an opening to the longest 'shaft' exposed below tree roots and rubble immediately to the left of the stairs going up Constitution Hill (to the far left of the map). Every few hundred metres you come to a chamber where you can stand and there was tags and empty beer bottles. I reckon we got as far as the Symonds Street intersection by the High Court, after that it gets real tight and because you are crawling a return trip to the tunnels under Albert Park would take ages and Im not sure if the air vents have been blocked or not. Not sure if there are any tunnels that havent been semi filled in but all entrances are pretty well blocked nowdays

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Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:30 pm
by Berry
the ledge wrote:When you say crawl do you mean crouch over or actually get down on your stomach and crawl?


Nah, more like crouch, or go in spread eagled with one foot and one hand on either side of the tunnel. You should be sweet. It's just so you don't crawl through water if you know what I mean. It's been a while since I was in there, and I was shorter at the time. Might even be blocked up now.

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:44 pm
by nails
the ledge wrote:When you say crawl do you mean crouch over or actually get down on your stomach and crawl?



yeah thats what I was thinking, I had a look at its a pretty tight squeeze

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:02 pm
by the ledge
Yeah not too keen on that

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:23 am
by Alorria
loucke = shit wrote:in hamilton there is the old railway buildings on king st. behind the warehouse for forlongs.
they have started using it for storing some of the shit for the V8's, but it was still abandoned when I left.

also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ghost_towns_in_New_Zealand

there are 8 ghost towns in NZ



My grandparents used to live in/round denniston incline when they were kids, and near charlston as well.

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:29 pm
by JenDelux
The train tunnel in hamilton is pretty grotty.

I remember walking through it years ago with a couple mates and there were people having sex in there, heapsa gross shit on the ground etc. I think they were homeless/a hooker or something.

The train station used to be where the warehouse is now (was also the bus station) and had stairs that led underground to where the pic is with the seats and that in the tunnel.

It's kinda grotty down there and you probably don't wanna touch the walls...

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:21 pm
by groged up bastard
ohhk
i haven't been to hamtown much but i remember that i was in the warehouse once and i was like fuckkkk. this massive rumble from underneath was hard out and i thought it was an earthquake but someone said it was just the train, so does the train still run under the warehouse?

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:29 pm
by Hamtown Dave
Yeah bro... the spot that's in the photo is pretty much directly under the warehouse. That was h-town's subway. It's about 300m from the girls high tunnel entrance. About 500m from the Claudelands bridge entrance. It'd take way less balls to walk from the Girls High entrance.

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Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:47 pm
by Andrew_TA
Still feel them all the time in The Warehouse

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:54 pm
by Jeremy bro
We used to walk through those tunnels on the way to town all the time-round about the middle there's the old platform with heaps of smashed shit on it, cool to muck round there. Freaky shit when a train comes through tho, gotta hug the wall hard out or get down in these little ditch things.
That train bridge that runs under the McDonalds bridge there is fun to check out as well, and we used to climb under the bridges too, heaps of pidgeons and some cool tags.

John, what was that place we stopped by on the way home from Gisborne ages ago? These huge multi story cement frames that used to be a meatworks or something..epic looking shit.

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:00 pm
by el_dorito
about to move to hamilton now, is the train tunnel still accessible? are there many other locations around?

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:15 am
by nails
best thread ever

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:51 am
by Bruno
Matt wrote:Lake Alice Mental Hospital between Wanganui and Bulls is pretty sweet. Snuff has some awesome photos of the place.

this, hardout this.
place is whacked.

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:54 am
by Bruno
from what i've heard there actually a fair bit of that railway station to explore, not just a platform.
reliable sources

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:14 am
by el_dorito
Bruno wrote:from what i've heard there actually a fair bit of that railway station to explore, not just a platform.
reliable sources


sweet, im gonna have to check it out sometime soon. For those in wellington theres also the old erskine college building (was used in the frightners movie) in island bay, its alarmed in some areas but not all. Theres a way in on the top floor via an unlocked window (climb up the fire escape) so no damage is necessary to get in.

Re: Abandoned buildings in New Zealand?

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:56 pm
by deathbyejaculation
Last time I checked there was a cool place behind where hq used to be. Old drop in centre or something. Got a gas leak though so don't smoke in it