Friends of Karori Cemetery, The Shelter,

“Our purpose is to advocate for and develop the heritage and ecological values of Karori Cemetery, and to assist with grave/plot restoration.”

We are a group of volunteers who seek to promote public interest in the Cemetery which is the second largest in New Zealand covering 100 acres. It is the largest cemetery in New Zealand by number of interments, containing more than 85,000 people within its boundaries. Six New Zealand Prime Ministers have been buried here, along with many of Wellington’s Mayors and other dignitaries, business leaders, women of significance, service personnel, local characters and many others. Friends of Karori Cemetery are interested in all aspects of the Cemetery including recreational and ecological.

We share the many and varied stories of the cemetery through our organised tours. Click the link to see what is coming up and how to book.

Read about the stories of the Cemetery

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Friends of Karori Cemetery

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