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Bolton Street Cemetery

Bolton Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Old cemetary

One of the oldest in NZ, with some graves moved for motorway construction, straddles both sides of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
happysheepChina
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Cool place if a little eerie

Right in the heart of the city. Well worth a visit coming down from the cable car and botanical... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Ace28065
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Bolton Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the oldest in NZ, with some graves moved for motorway construction, straddles both sides of highway

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Right in the heart of the city. Well worth a visit coming down from the cable car and botanical gardens. The graves are all over the place but that adds to the mystic.

Thank Ace28065
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I've always loved walking around old cemeteries, and I really enjoyed this one. There was a large map at the entrance, but we still kind of got lost. That's ok and kind of part of the fun.

Thank JoanMarietta_GA
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Its great to look around at the names and some of the history here. Some headstones are quite touching. Wear sturdy shoes and wrap up well as it is exposed but well worth the ramble.

Thank joanhart
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Well worth going to the little chapel information centre first. This will make your visit more worthwhile with a guide to some of the more interesting headstones, and the background story of the controversy of the freeway. A nice picnic area on the lower side...More

Thank andrea t
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Although well over 8500 people are buried here, their graves providing a slice of history from 1840, many were relocated to allow construction of the motorway and there are now 1334 still able to be seen. Apart from the historical names, associations and stories, the...More

Thank Dr Benjamin P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

One can learn a lot about a place from the cemetery. This is no disappointment. Gives a good overview of the cities development.

Thank nambatri2016
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Actually, three cemeteries, Church of England, Jewish and public. The tree lined paths are beautiful, but might be challenging for those with limited mobility. Samuel Duncan Powell, a carpenter who was the first laborer to demand and receive an eight hour day is interned here.

Thank Mitchell C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

See views of historic homes from the gravesites of people who built them. Where else in this terror-filled world can you find a monument to a city's greatest Liberal, honored for his open compassion?

Thank SFTheaterDistrict
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Loved wandering through and reading all the headstones and a lot have been restabilised. Gives you a look at the sadness so many families have suffered - losing 4 and 5 babies in the flu epidemic early 1900's. We were fortunate to say that we...More

Thank Pauline A
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