The Burkes Pass Heritage Trust

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New Zealand's oldest union church on its original site
It is a registered category 1 historic site.

The Church is available for weddings and other occasions
see weddings page





Welcome to The Burkes Pass Heritage Trust.

This is an incorporated charitable trust established in the year 2000 to secure the future of St Patrick's Union Church and promote local heritage in Burkes Pass, South Canterbury, New Zealand.

In earlier days Burkes Pass was the pioneer township in the Mackenzie Country sited on the banks of the the Opihi River. It is now an important heritage site on a major tourist route to the Mackenzie basin, Mt Cook and Queenstown. This route was well used by Maori in pre European times.

More about the Trust and Burkes Pass township