ABOUT KARORI CEMETERY
Karori Cemetery in Wellington is New Zealand's second largest burial ground, the final resting place of about 85,000 people, occupying nearly 40 hectares (100 acres) of rolling, bush clad hillsides. With abundant native bird life, sweeping scenic vistas, and many fascinating graves it provides an inspiring venue for an absorbing tour.
The cemetery was established in 1891 to replace the older, overcrowded cemeteries in the centre of Wellington. From the first burial in August 1891, it provided the final resting place for thousands of people.
Located close to the wildlife sanctuary Zealandia, and bounded by the native bush reserve Otari-Wilton's Bush, it forms part of the corridor for native bird life moving between nesting and feeding sites throughout the city's green belt.
Wellington City Council is responsible for the management and administration of the Cemetery, under the terms of the Cemeteries Management Plan 2003 and the Burial and Cremations Act 1964. Tours are conducted within the terms of an agreement between Barbara Mulligan and The Wellington City Council. The terms of this agreement require Karori Cemetery Tour to ensure the safety and well-being of all clients, and to have agreed standards for customer satisfaction.
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