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Waikumete Cemetery - Cenotaph situated in the Serviceman's Cemetery (unveiled on ANZAC Day 1921).
Waikumete Cemetery – Main entrance to the cemetery with the Chapel One, and Chapel Two and the office under the trees in the background.
Waikumete Cemetery – Erebus Memorial with a floral wreath in front of it.
Waikumete Cemetery - North Lawn up by Awaroa Road.
Waikumete Cemetery - The Eucalyptus Glade enclosure is an area for people to scatter the ashes of their loved one.
Waikumete Cemetery - Old grave plots among the trees in the historic section of the cemetery (Wesley Division A).
Waikumete Cemetery – Looking out over one of the sections of the cemetery, with the Waitakere Ranges and a rainbow in the distance.
Waikumete Cemetery – Returned Services section with burial plots and headstones.
Waikumete Cemetery – Looking through a window to the Columbarium Wall with plaques showing where urns have been placed in each niche in the wall.
Waikumete Cemetery - Cremation garden and lawn.
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Monday to Sunday 7.30am-6pm
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Waikumete Cemetery office: Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 4pm
This cemetery accepts burials.
There is currently limited lawn burial space at Waikumete Cemetery. We are looking at options to develop additional areas to accommodate more lawn burials.
We do, however, still have plots available for purchase in the natural burial area, and chambers for purchase in our public mausoleum.
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.
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.
This chapel was built in May 1886 and fully refurbished in 1996.
The chapel is has seating for 40 people.
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.
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.
To find out our plans for the future of this historic cemetery, see
Waikumete Reserve Management Plan.
View the full list of prices for cemetery services.
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