Golden Gates

99 St Hill Street, Cooks Gardens, Whanganui

  • Golden Gates, Cooks Gardens, Whanganui. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Schwede - Wikimedia Commons. Taken By: Schwede. Date: 5/12/2017.
  • Golden Gates, Cook's Gardens, Whanganui.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Helen McCracken. Date: 24/01/2002.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Able to Visit
List Number 984 Date Entered 2nd July 1982


Extent of List Entry

The registration includes the Golden Gates and a curtilage of 5 metres from the outer edges of the structure in all directions and within Pt Res H Town of Wanganui, Wellington Land District.

City/District Council

Whanganui District


Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui) Region

Legal description

Pt Res H Town of Wanganui (CT WN49C/130), Wellington Land District


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Notable Features

Plaque located on the street frontage marking the world record set by Peter Snell on 27 January 1962, when he ran a mile in 3 minutes and 54.4 seconds.

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1938 - 1939

Other Information

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.