We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rookwood Cemetery

Corner Hawthorne and Field Avenues | Rookwood, Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales 2141, Australia
+61 2 9499 2415
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Interesting.

I've visited this cemetary a few times. I still can't get over the sheer size. I think it's the... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2015
Jerome V
,
Sydney
Sad that different religons only come together during death

Very large area. Leave plenty of time to get to correct chapel. Car parking very limited, be... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2015
NicoleS1
Read all 50 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION
Corner Hawthorne and Field Avenues | Rookwood, Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales 2141, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 2 9499 2415
Write a ReviewReviews (50)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"southern hemisphere"
in 7 reviews
"fascinating place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 2 reviews
"main office"
in 2 reviews
"history"
in 24 reviews
"older"
in 10 reviews
"tours"
in 6 reviews
"cemetery"
in 32 reviews
"flowers"
in 6 reviews
"headstones"
in 11 reviews
"trees"
in 4 reviews
"reflection"
in 4 reviews
"sydney"
in 11 reviews
"burial"
in 9 reviews
"necropolis"
in 9 reviews
"bush"
in 2 reviews
"canal"
in 4 reviews
Filter

21 - 30 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 23 November 2015

I've visited this cemetary a few times. I still can't get over the sheer size. I think it's the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere. Correct me if I'm wrong. If you want to get the best out of this place, you must drive through.

Thank Jerome V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Very large area. Leave plenty of time to get to correct chapel. Car parking very limited, be prepared to walk

Thank NicoleS1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Roached Cemetery is the largest in Australia and best visited by car. If you’re travelling by public transport Lidcombe is the nearest train station and buses run through the cemetery but be prepared for a lot of walking. There are many denominational areas within the...More

Thank trev0r47
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The extensive grounds are well maintained as a resting place for the deceased. There are memorial areas set aside for Defence Personnel that have fallen, and for those of the Merchant Navy. Chapels, and provisions for burial or cremation are available.

Thank Tony S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately I have a few members of my family that are squatting here if you know what I mean .may the rest in peace 😇😇 If you need To appreciate what you have take a walk around the grounds and you'll soon appreciate all you...More

1  Thank jacob d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Largest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere it was my first visit and drive thru this cemetery filled with history. A day here would not be enough.

Thank Eddie O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Being big on Family History I set off with a friend to take photos of family graves at Rookwood (I know most are available on line but sometimes the photos aren't clear etc.) only to find that the older Catholic Sections are much neglected and...More

3  Thank Catherine154
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Worth a visit when in Sydney to see one of the largest necropolis sites in the southern hemisphere. Victorian architecture and graves site as far as you can see. Short walk from station at Lidcombe with some amenities at site. But don't expect pristine, it...More

1  Thank CmdrSydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The history is great but upkeep needs work in this huge expanse. The necropolis has many sections including a Holocaust memorial that is a must see. The war graves area is well maintained. The older areas need upkeep but are worth looking at from a...More

Thank Tony W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

This cemetery is huge, formed from separate plots. I went to visit some war graves and the war cemetery is a beautiful place. A soldier killed in Afghanistan is also buried in the CWGC plot. What surprised me was the amount of war graves and...More

Thank Andrew M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Lidcombe Hotels
Lidcombe Motor Inn
49 reviews
1.66 km away
Sleep Express Motel
93 reviews
1.81 km away
Ibis Budget Enfield
342 reviews
1.82 km away
Liberty Plains Motor Inn
65 reviews
2.25 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ram's Food
6 reviews
1.46 km away
Toan Thang
11 reviews
1.58 km away
HANABI CHARCOAL BBQ LIDCOMBE
8 reviews
1.73 km away
Fire Door
19 reviews
1.62 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sydney Markets
25 reviews
2.07 km away
Circus Arts
91 reviews
2.87 km away
Kingpin North Strathfield
6 reviews
3.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rookwood Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;