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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  • The cemetary was right beside our hotel and seemed a city oasis.Aplace to contemplate what the old Wellington must have been like before the motorway invasion .A fascinating little chapel too . Defini...  more »
  • The great thing about this place is that it is in the city. This place has interesting names and different religions. If you get the change also take the walk to the Sextons house across the motorway....  more »
  • This is used as a shortcut between The Terrace and the other side of the motorway. A very steep and hard walk.  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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