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Another way of viewing history and showing respect.

If you can, while you’re walking through the botanical gardens it’s worth it to look around and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newtown, Pa
Great walk

Lovely way to end a walk around the gardens then back to downtown Wellington. Well kept and tidy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Devon R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can, while you’re walking through the botanical gardens it’s worth it to look around and see a glimpse of the late 19th century lives.

Thank Newtown_PaShopper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely way to end a walk around the gardens then back to downtown Wellington. Well kept and tidy cemetry.

Thank Devon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an interesting place which has been maintained in a beautiful way. Loved the time i spent here looking around and reflecting on what these people did in their lives. A treasure to be sure.

Thank BlueKazandMegan
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We only discovered this cemetery by accident as we were walking down the path from the hill to the city. Quite interesting to read the inscriptions on the headstones. Well maintained too, with plenty of flowering bulbs planted throughout the meandering grounds and beautiful mature...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Excellent walk from the Rose Gardens down through Bolton cemetery, over the motorway foot bridge in to the city. Many interesting headstones.

Thank Jo k
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Its a cemetery but an interesting one, especially the stuff about moving it when the big road went in. Worth looking around if your walking down from the tram ride.

Thank BarryW1970
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Took an e-bike tour with a group of about 20 people from the waterfront last year. Even though its quite a way uphill to Karori Cemetery the E-bikes made light work of the job. We were firtunate enough to have a guided tour which I...More

Thank Henare H
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We walked through the cemetery on our way down from the cable car station and botanical gardens. A lot of history here.

Thank cappleton2
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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't spoil the surprise) and you also learn how Wellington adjusted the cemetery...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This cemetery is well looked after. You could spend quite a bit of time here. I recommend you travel up the cable car then walk down through the gardens then along to the Rose garden and on to Bolton Street Cemetery and out to the...More

Thank JKLM2
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