New Plymouth’s clock tower stands on the corner Robe Street and Devon Street West.
The original clock tower was part of the Post Office building, which was built in 1906-7. Following an earthquake in 1942 a decision was made to demolish to tower due to safety concerns. Due to opposition the clock tower and post office were not demolished until April 1969.
Residents wanted the clock tower back, so a replica was built in 1985 that incorporated the original clock and its mechanism.
Unfortunately you cannot climb to the top of it. Access to the tower steps are closed off by a gate.
It is best to see when visiting the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Lyn Lye Centre, as the clock tower is across the road.