Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth

4.8
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Taranaki Region
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Te Henui Cemetery
Te Henui Cemetery, also known as New Plymouth Cemetery, is the oldest public cemetery in New Plymouth, New Zealand. It was first used in 1861.

The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "the great mistake" for Te Hēnui.
Before you head to New Plymouth, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly New Plymouth trip builder website, to make sure you see all that New Plymouth has to offer, including Te Henui Cemetery.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Te Henui Cemetery reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
88 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • What a beautiful place! Flowers growing everywhere, thanks to a small team of dedicated volunteers. I’ve never seen such a beautiful cemetery - it’s like strolling through a wonderful wildflower... 
    What a beautiful place! Flowers growing everywhere, thanks to a small team of dedicated volunteers. I’ve never seen such a beautiful cemetery - it’s like strolling through a wonderful wildflower...  more »
  • Of all the things to do in New Plymouth this is probably top of our list, especially in spring. The gardens are cared for by volunteers. Wonderful people who work for free and the love of plants... 
    Of all the things to do in New Plymouth this is probably top of our list, especially in spring. The gardens are cared for by volunteers. Wonderful people who work for free and the love of plants...  more »
  • I discovered this when i was walking on the trail. An extensive cemetery, well maintained. There were people walking, people picnicking. 
    I discovered this when i was walking on the trail. An extensive cemetery, well maintained. There were people walking, people picnicking.  more »
Google
  • A breathtaking experience. A place so peaceful and beautiful, cared for with such love and utterly memorable . The flowers were a joy . What a tribute to the deceased.
  • What a lovely peaceful place !! I occasionally visit cemeteries in countries I visit on my travels but rarely see one as well kept and interesting as Te Henui. Of particular note is the variety and sensitivity of planting, well done New Plymouth !! A visit is well recommended. Barrie from Scotland
  • The cemetery is beautifully kept frequent visits and just lovely and peaceful. Thank you to the carers. You do a wonderful job. We are truely grateful.
  • The Te Henui Cemetery. Is beautiful place to visit your family who have passedaway. Very quiet peaceful place.
  • So pretty and peaceful. Lovely to know that people care enough to pretty up an old cemetery like this one. I imagine November onwards to Autumn is beautiful here when everything is fully flowering.

Plan your trip to New Plymouth

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.