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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  • We climbed in the cable car. To download from the Observatory by the Botanical Garden is a large who was mining monument and then Prime Minister indicating the beginning of this cemetery that to the extent that it goes down we discover tombstones of marble, of men and women Christians and Jews from other centuries.
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  • We walked through the cemetery on our way down from the cable car station and botanical gardens. A lot of history here.  more »
  • We happened upon the Bolton Street Cemetery while walking from the Botanical Gardens to Parliament. We found the cemetery to be an excellent surprise. The history of the cemetery is fascinating (I won...  more »
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  • Very cool cemetery nestled under the freeway. Interesting history. We did it as part of Botanical Garden returning to the city.
  • Quiet space, for contemplation, or a picnic, or just a walk around. Access from Parliamentary sector of Wellington, up to Lagy Norwood, Rose Garden & Wellington Botanical Gardens.
  • 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.
  • An incredible place to contemplate death and the past. History is very much alive in this cemetery that tells its story on each headstone. If you enjoy introspection and thoughtfulness, you should definitely visit this place.
  • Ancient graves are kind of attracting. Just remember the place you're in is not a full touristic attraction.
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