Bolton Street Cemetery, Wellington

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#4 of 29 in Historic Sites in Wellington
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Stroll the winding paths of Bolton Street Cemetery, the final resting place of many historical figures, including the founder of Wellington William Wakefield. The cemetery is an extension of the city's botanical garden, which means that among the tombstones you'll find open lawns surrounded by rare trees, shrubs, bulbs, and even a heritage rose collection. See Bolton Street Cemetery and all Wellington has to offer by arranging your trip with our Wellington tour itinerary builder app.
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  • The history was interesting to find out, and at the time I was there the spring bulbs etc were just coming up. Stopping now and then you could hear the song birds and see glimpses of them hopping... 
    The history was interesting to find out, and at the time I was there the spring bulbs etc were just coming up. Stopping now and then you could hear the song birds and see glimpses of them hopping...  more »
  • Stayed across the road from this cemetery, which is the oldest in Wellington dating back to 1840. Originally a site for Maori burials, until European burials began from 1841. This unusual cemetery... 
    Stayed across the road from this cemetery, which is the oldest in Wellington dating back to 1840. Originally a site for Maori burials, until European burials began from 1841. This unusual cemetery...  more »
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  • Finally we found Jane Morshead (Symons -Wright) 150 year old grave and gardened for two hours! She was a 1841 pioneer and her home was Goathurst Farm where Brooklyn School is today. Jane’s first husband James Symons drowned in the Otaki River. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all find a grave to care for?
  • An enjoyable walk through the cemetery above the city. Just 10-15 minutes walk from the docks and parliament buildings. Well set up and information leaflets available at the top entrance giving information on the numbered posts throughout the cemetery letting you know who is here. Can you find who reached 101!

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