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Waverley Cemetery

St Thomas Street, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 2 9130 5311
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Unexpected but fascinating. Part of the coastal walk south of Bondi.

I hadn't seen it coming. A coastal walk detours through a grandiose cemetery with huge sculptures... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David S
Stunning setting

The most beautiful cemetery I have ever come across. Stunning sea views with angels and palm tree... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Shane C
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St Thomas Street, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 2 9130 5311
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't seen it coming. A coastal walk detours through a grandiose cemetery with huge sculptures of angels and grand mausoleums housing the dead of centuries from all corners of the world. A landslip has meant the coastal path heads inland and uphill through the...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The most beautiful cemetery I have ever come across. Stunning sea views with angels and palm tree silhouettes.

Thank Shane C
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Why? Because then you do not have to play dodge the tourists. I love strolling around this cemetery, especially during sunset. If you are doing the coastal walk, take some time to admire some of the wonderful stonework on some family tombs.

Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Waverley Cemetery is one of the oldest in Sydney and easily accessible by foot from Bondi or Coogee. Henry Lawson is buried there, as well as many other important people who contributed to our wonderful country's heritage. The views are stunning, and altho many graves...More

Thank MonoFelizPanama
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

You can appreciate the size of the graveyard as you approach it from the direction of Bronte. Its huge . Like any old graveyard there is a lot of history recorded here via the headstone inscriptions. It is a cross reference of some of the...More

Thank mlb186643
Reviewed 3 March 2017

One of the most picturesque places in Sydney. A beautiful, well-maintained cemetery positioned on a cliff overlooking the ocean. There are some lovely statues here and one could spend hours with their camera trying to position the statues just right against the ocean background. It's...More

Thank natamity
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Whether you're a Sydney resident or a visitor the Waverley Cemetery is well worth a visit. Plan to include it with a stroll or power walk along the Coastal Walk. Spectacular views of the Eastern suburbs coastline and a forest of sculpted marble await.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This cemetery, listed as one of the Top 10 in the world, has magnificent views across the ocean. Containing the graves of some famous Australians (such as Henry Lawson) along with some of Sydney's wealthiest people of the 1800s and 1900s, this cemetery also has...More

Thank Bluegumbill
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Pretty much stumbled on this during our Bondi to Coogee walk. Might I say OMG. I could have spent hours admiring the craftsmanship, the history, the names.

Thank daqattaq
Reviewed 7 September 2016

... I mean, if there is life after death then this would be the perfect spot. Amazing view, low rent, walking distance to the beach. Joking aside, it is quite an impressive cemetery. It is worth wandering between the tombs and looking at the tombstones....More

Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
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