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Bolton Street Cemetery

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Address: Bolton Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-802 4860
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Touch of history

In the CBD and divided by the highway, this is a surprisingly pretty, peaceful and interesting spot to visit. Continue the walk from here up to the botanic gardens if you like... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the CBD and divided by the highway, this is a surprisingly pretty, peaceful and interesting spot to visit. Continue the walk from here up to the botanic gardens if you like. The inscriptions are fascinating and a reminder of what things were like not all that long ago.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this place of history. Loved the church with the historical info in it which wasn't too much to read. Had a brief wonder around. It was peaceful as we were the only ones there. Worth a walk around.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The entrance is right across from the Sofitel where I was staying, which made visiting very convenient. The grounds are nicely maintained and it was interesting to walk around and look at the tombstones, which tell a story of Wellington in a previous age when lots of people died quite young. There's a tiny museum in a chapel on the... More 

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Edithvale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

What a an amazing place so many stories, from a time long past not usually into this type of thing but this one is a little different

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It is lovely to stroll through this cemetery - whether you're on your way to the city, or just visiting this place itself. The graves and history present a graphic picture of the early settlers' experiences in Wellington. So many notable people significant in the establishment of the colony are here. Many of the settlers endured great hardship, disease and... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Worth a walk through such a shame it was dessicated by putting the motorway through the middle !!!!!

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Hove, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I found this place on a run through the city. It's just on the side of the motorway. Roam around the various paths and come across the lovely gardens, grave stones, replica church, and Seddon memorial at the highest point. There are lots of markers along the way to explain things. You can do this in a slow stroll or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I took the cable car from downtown to botanical gardens. after walking thru the botanical gardens ending at lady norwood rose garden. after quick snack to generate more energy, was walked on to bolton street to head back to cuba street. the walk took us to the cemetery - anglican, jewish,etc -some tombs are more than 100 years old.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Close to the Wellington railway station end of town and Parliament and a lovely place to walk around and see the very old headstones. Lovely walking tracks and trees and surrounds.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wellington Cemetary history is fascinating. Although my family has been here since the beginning in 1841, we have only found one grave and that one was moved higher up to Karori. It's satisfying to track down a grave and to read other's stories at the same time. Wellington looks after its cemeteries and they're a great place to walk around.... More 

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