Bolton Street Cemetery
Bolton Street Cemetery
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,938 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This small cemetery is located in downtown Wellington and is not too far from the House of Parliament. It is an Anglican Cemetery and dates back to the mid 1800s. It is well maintained and easy to find.
Written 10 February 2024
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We were staying on Bolton street so saw this from our window. Interesting history as it was cut in 2 in 1970s by the motorway construction… you can visit the various parts. Check out the Jewish section and the grave of the 5 Duff children who all sadly died of diphtheria within 11 days. You can walk up through it to the Botanical garden. I loved it. They have complimentary maps.
Written 3 February 2024
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,826 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We stumbled into this cemetery when walking down the hill from the cable-car terminus and through the Botanical Gardens. In fact, I think the only path back to the CBD is through the cemetery. It is Wellington's first cemetery so many old graves and memorials, with the cemetery divided into sections based on religion. There is a 'trail guide' that we found very useful. The cemetery was the centre of major controversy in the 1960s when a motorway was built through the middle of it. Thousands of graves were exhumed with reburials occurring under the lower lawns. It was not a happy time for many Wellingtonians.
Written 22 April 2023
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Kait
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
At the bottom of the gardens, heading back to town. This is an interesting walk. Can spend a little or a lot of time here. Lots of history and information about Wellington and lives of many people.
Written 12 April 2023
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Tim K
113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is an original cemetery with lots of monuments, i.e. rich folks, but planted on side of a hill so makes for a nice walk through. The weird thing is a highway through the middle, but nice pedestrian bridge over it. Also of some interest is division by religions.
Written 1 April 2023
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Summerasalifestyle
Malibu, CA2,958 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
A cemetery is always humbling—no matter how simple or ornate the headstone, they always age and fade. It’s the first cemetery in Wellington. Walkable from hotels downtown.
Great midway on a walk up to botanical gardens.
Written 1 April 2023
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Warrens_of_Conder
Canberra, Australia502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This was across the road from our hotel, so had a walk through just out of interest. Amazing to see so many families dying together, and very young. Not much life expectancy in Wellington in the 1800's.
Written 21 February 2023
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Paul B
Brisbane Region, Australia89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a really interesting place that we happened upon only because we were staying at the Bolton Hotel. Easy graded walking paths make it a pleasant outing although of course there are some tragic stories told on many headstones. Signs detail the relocation of many graves in order to construct the motorway which bisects the cemetery. Keep walking uphill and you eventually get to the rose garden and its lovely cafe.
Written 22 January 2023
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Huntress C
236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The history was interesting to find out, and at the time I was there the spring bulbs etc were just coming up. Stopping now and then you could hear the song birds and see glimpses of them hopping about.
Written 30 August 2022
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julesten2016
Melbourne, Australia2,650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Stayed across the road from this cemetery, which is the oldest in Wellington dating back to 1840. Originally a site for Maori burials, until European burials began from 1841.
This unusual cemetery straddles the motorway, but offers a peaceful sanctuary for those visiting and those in their final resting place.
Iron memorials, wooden tablets are examples of headstones which are comparatively rare in New Zealand.
Also located on this site is the Bolton St Memorial Chapel which is filled with the history of the graveyard. The Sexton college is thought to be the oldest house in Wellington City.
This cemetery is inviting, attractive and interesting well worth a visit.
Written 19 June 2021
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