Bolton Street Cemetery, Wellington

Stroll the winding paths of Bolton Street Cemetery, the final resting place of many historical figures, including the founder of Wellington William Wakefield. The cemetery is an extension of the city's botanical garden, which means that among the tombstones you'll find open lawns surrounded by rare trees, shrubs, bulbs, and even a heritage rose collection. See Bolton Street Cemetery and all Wellington has to offer by arranging your trip with our Wellington tour itinerary builder app .
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  • You can take in this area during the "Downhill" walk from the top of the cable car, through the Botanical Gardens. Well worth a visit, just to see the money some people will spend on a gravestone! Wou...  more »
  • We visited this cemetery as we were staying across the road so had passed it by everyday until out last day in Wellington. It had a fascinating history (Wellington's oldest cemetery), beautiful hydran...  more »
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  • Beautifully laid graves dating back more than 100 years. Have a peaceful and solemn walk along the gravestones and nearby trees. Do not bring your superstitious mom along the walk.
  • Very cool cemetery nestled under the freeway. Interesting history. We did it as part of Botanical Garden returning to the city.
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