About Waikumete Cemetery
Waikumete Cemetery is a place of beauty, tranquillity, quiet reverence and rich history, which has served greater Auckland and Waitakere since 1886.
It is the largest cemetery in New Zealand, and one of the largest public parks in the Auckland region.
See the Waikumete Cemetery page for information about toilets, paths, parking and dog walking rules.
Waikumete has two chapels adjacent to each other in the main building.
The larger chapel has seating for 110, while the smaller chapel seats 60 people. The chapels offer flexible arrangements according to the needs of the funeral.
Audio visual facilities are available in each chapel. This includes web-streaming of services for those unable to attend the service.
Chapel of Faith in the Oaks
This chapel was built in May 1886 and fully refurbished in 1996.
The chapel is has seating for 40 people.
Burial, cremation and memorial options
Special areas of the Memorial Park have been established for different burial, cremation and memorial options.
Contact the Memorial Park or your funeral director for more information.
Friends of Waikumete
This group was established in 1995, with the aim of promoting the unique historical and horticultural features of the old cemetery.
Friends of Waikumete Incorporated organise guided walks through the cemetery, pointing out the historical gravesites and those of the famous and infamous.
Friends of Waikumete facebook page for more information.
Waikumete Cemetery Reserve Management Plan
To find out our plans for the future of this historic cemetery, see
Waikumete Reserve Management Plan.