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Bolton Street Cemetery

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Address: Bolton Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00

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Monuments to history

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dr Benjamin P
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 cemetery includes a rose garden, café, a Henry Moore sculpture and other sculptural works as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 19 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 went to the Cemetery and also came out the other end!! Some wonderful work in... More 

Thank Pauline A
Bethel, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

When you walk through the botanical garden you see these tomb stones above and sense a historical site. I don't think you would be too disappointed to spend a little time to visit this or just walk through a little. It is an interesting site considering the atmosphere of earthquakes. The way the cemetery is spread out had an interesting... More 

Thank Micheal Colette R
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Best cemetery in Wellington. Cant rate it high enough.would visit again, I found the residents to be very accommodating.

Thank benlee461
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It's a very beautiful cemetery and a piece of Wellingtons history. If anyone is unsure, there is a pedestrian bridge that connects each side of the cemetery, over the motorway, also connecting you from Wellington City to the Botanical Gardens. The cemetery has been beautifully maintained and full credit to the staff that maintain it :)

Thank Jacob15
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I don't usually recommend Cemetery visits but the Bolton Street one is a very interesting add on the Walk back to the City from the Cable Car Lookout via the lovely Botanic Gardens. It is certainly worth spending 10-15 minutes brousing through the interesting people who ended their days in the Bolton Street Cemetery.

Thank stevebG6121BX
Whakatane, New Zealand
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We walked thru this cemetery on our way down from the Botanic gardens to the city centre. It is well cared for and interesting to view the old headstones.

Thank Karen W

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