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Decided to visit the relos and have a coffee at the Village Cafe at Rookwood. Open air cafe with... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Sharon K
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Amazing extensive Cemetery with special Sculpture Walk.

To celebrate the 150 year of its existence Rookwood has a Sculpture Walk and soon - an Open Day... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Alison S
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Corner Hawthorne and Field Avenues | Rookwood, Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales 2141, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well I have to say since all the upgrade works it is looking very good. Looks cleaner, smarter and well signposted. Easier to get round. Roads look and feel better to drive on. You can pick up a road map at the office. Well done.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place full of Australian history, reading the headstones, taking a tour, just walking around. It isnt just a place of sadness.

Thank Vicki S
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

A truly beautiful, peaceful and historical place to visit. Beautiful and tasteful landscaping and stunning canopies formed from trees- aged beautifully amongst the many areas to visit. Very educational regarding burial of ancestors from countless years ago. Very well signed, excellent help from administration and...More

Thank konstantinos274
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit the relos and have a coffee at the Village Cafe at Rookwood. Open air cafe with facilities and research center and a place to buy flowers 💐

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 14 September 2017

To celebrate the 150 year of its existence Rookwood has a Sculpture Walk and soon - an Open Day - to commemorate its history. It was wonderful to find the family grave of my mother's family and then have a picnic near some of the...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The biennial Rookwood collection of sculptures placed within the grounds of the cemetery may seem like a macabre proposition, but if, like me, you find cemeteries a place of peaceful reflection, this is a perfect match. The curator has done a fabulous job of exhibiting...More

Thank csrider
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I know many would shudder at the thought of visiting a cemetery, what more categorising this place as a "touristy" area on Trip Advisor. Strange, and even morbid as it might sound, this is truly a fascinating place to visit. Now, to set it straight,...More

Thank Emmanuel N
Reviewed 27 March 2017

For history buffs this is a must. Beautifully laid out with huge mausoleums, humble stones, bush rangers, premiers, war heroes, you name it, they are there! I was impressed with the family mausoleums which were scaled down replicas of special buildings. There is a large...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

So much to see and do here. Heritage rose garden, honey from the resident bee hives for sale in the main office, historical headstones, tours run by the Friends of Rookwood, annual open day, interesting architecture in the buildings and vaults, military sections and numerous...More

Thank PJCossie
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place to visit but allow yourself plenty of time and expect to do lots of walking. I can understand the claim tbat this is the biggest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere. The cemetery is divided into sections primarily based on religion but there are...More

Thank Michael N
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