Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  New Zealand  /  South Island  /  Otago Region  /  Queenstown  /  Historic Sites  /  Queenstown Cemetery
Queenstown Cemetery, Queenstown
(3.8/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
Queenstown Cemetery is located in Queenstown. Use our Queenstown trip itinerary planner to visit Queenstown Cemetery on your trip to Queenstown, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
map
Create a full Queenstown itinerary

Plan your trip to Queenstown

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. 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.

Plans in Queenstown by other users

9 days in South Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in South Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in South Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in South Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in South Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CHINA April, teens, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in New Zealand & Melbourne BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Worth taking the time to walk around and read the old tomb stones. So much history. Such a pretty spot too, looking down over the township. 
  • Every tombstone told a story. A family lost 2 sons in the great war, 1 in Gallipoli, the other in France, another lost a 3 month old and a 10 yr old when he fell from his pony. 
  • The old Queenstown cemetery is located almost by chance, but also by obligation, since it is absolutely unavoidable to park right in front of it if we want to access one of the main attractions of the city, the Skyline. Located in the highest part of the city, after crossing the center of this and go uphill until the terminal of the cable car, we have a unique choice of parking, and it is on the Esplanade that opens between the cemetery and the departure of the gondola that will take us to the top of the Hill. Knowing my attraction to the cemeteries, my companions gave me with part of their time so I get by the streets and pressed care lawn that surrounds the tombs and investigate a little. Going back in history we find that Queenstown cemetery was founded as mining cemetery, during the gold rush in the 50s of the 19TH century just at the site of the first mining village of Queenstown - Wanaka region. Along with the miners became farmers of sheep that became the small town in an authentic mining town, with streets, buildings, and several thousand of inhabitants. Fever in the area lasted even into the Twentieth century, when reefs were exhausted and the population decided to emigrate, leaving only about 190 inhabitants in the city. And of course, many of those people went to the other world. Some, by the will of their families, back to their homelands to be buried there, others, more attached to the new world, that with so much sweat had been watered, decided that they wanted to be buried here. The result is a mixture of styles in the tombs and graves that speak of the time that this cemetery has been "inhabited". The mixture includes the graves of two men who served in the forces of New Zealand during World War II, gunner William McClelland and soldier Alexander William Elliott, honored by family and friends in every commemoration of his death and treated as heroes by their fellow citizens. Children, adults, elderly, Tomb very kitsch, but also Victorian elegance in the mausoleums and tombs family, give this small cemetery that seems to go into the forest to a special aura gives back. If we visit over with a sunny day like that we enjoy, the cemetery is transformed into an ode to the passing of a life to another, memories, life after death, the existence. Visit it and then the cable car ride is a little feel that their souls when they leave the body definitely and head to that place from which no one returns.
    View original