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Queenstown Cemetery

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Address: Cemetery Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Beautifully maintained historic cemetery

This cemetery was near our campsite and we were fascinated by how old some of the graves were. Established during the gold rush of the region, it will cause you to ponder about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louisa K
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you go up to the Queenstown Gondola, take the time to cross the road and wander through the cemetery. It's a collection of history, with many of the famous pioneers of QT buried there. It has memorial seats which you can sit on and ponder the rich history of this area.

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Thank Lynne A
Santa Fe, NM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking back into town from the gondola, we happened upon this well tended cemetery and decided to walk through to look at the large and sometimes intricate headstones. It was a history lesson indeeed as many of the graves we saw date back to the early 1800's. As others have noted, there were a great many Irish who settled here,... More 

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Thank BKandCB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery was near our campsite and we were fascinated by how old some of the graves were. Established during the gold rush of the region, it will cause you to ponder about the people buried here and how much different the town would have been back then.

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Thank Louisa K
Penn Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We stumbled on this cemetery after coming down from the gondola. Wow, there are a lot of Irish immigrants buried in this cemetery! I'm Irish, so I found it to be very interesting to see what parts of Ireland they came from.

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Always interesting to explore a cemetery with so much history to be seen here on tombstones. Beautifully cared for and nestled on the side of Queenstown Hill right near the Gondola and Kiwi Birdlife.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Some very old gravestones. Many of the sailors and their families, think the oldest grave I saw was dated around 1860.

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Thank Easy2BeGreen
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I love visiting graveyards and was delighted to spot this one at the bottom of the gondola. It is in a beautiful setting with fabulous views. Lots of history here and lots of Irish ancestry.

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Thank Orla B
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I stopped here while friends went up the gondola. What a great snapshot of this Township and communities history. Wonderful old stones which tell a tale of the hardships faced in our early history. Great views across town. A nice quiet spot to relax, stroll and fill in an hour.

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Thank Janet K
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

At the base of the mountain sits this charming little cemetery! You can learn a lot about a place by visiting a cemetery. Very quiet and peaceful.

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Thank CommanderDemanda
Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A quiet and peaceful place to review historical graves or just sit and relax. Someone had a keen sense of humor as the street sign, Cemetery Road, across from the cemetery reads: No exit.

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