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Cemeteries and crematorium

Browse the map for cemeteries in the New Plymouth District and find out more about NPDC cemeteries and the crematorium below.

Urban cemeteries

Visiting hours: Vehicle access is allowed from 7am - 6pm, and is extended to 8.30pm during daylight savings. Pedestrian access is allowed at all times. 


Awanui Cemetery

Location: Awanui Street, New Plymouth

Awanui is located in the city within a rural setting. It is a lawn cemetery that offers areas for returned services, monumental headstones, cremation plaques and headstones.

Awanui Cemetery Map

Inglewood Cemetery

Location: Rata Street, Inglewood

Inglewood Cemetery has served the local community since 1879. It offers areas for monumental headstones and cremation plaques and has an historic monumental area.

Inglewood Cemetery Map

Mangapouri Cemetery

Location: Plantation Road

Mangapouri Cemetery opened in May 2019 and serves the whole of New Plymouth District. Mangapouri sits alongside State Highway 3 and the main entrance is on Plantation Road, near the Taranaki Crematorium.

Ōākura Cemetery

Location: Butlers Lane, Ōākura 

Ōākura cemetery is tucked away behind Butlers Tavern on the main highway and has served this settlement since the first recorded burial in 1888.

Okato Cemetery

Location: SH45, Okato

Okato Cemetery is on the left if you are heading into Okato from New Plymouth. It is clearly sign-posted from SH45.  

Te Henui Cemetery

Location: Junction of Watson and Lemon streets, New Plymouth. 

Te Henui opened in 1861 and is the original New Plymouth public cemetery.  Set in an attractive park environment, it serves mainly as a heritage cemetery rich in local history and monuments. Although some interments occasionally occur, no plots are available for purchase.

Te Henui Cemetery Map

Urenui Cemetery

Location: Junction of Totara and Ngapapa streets

Urenui Cemetery is situated a few kilometres north of Waitara and has served as a final resting place for many early families since 1882. This cemetery remains a strong focal point for the local community’s heritage.

Waitara Cemetery

Location: Bayly Street, Waitara. 

Opened in 1885, Waitara Cemetery offers an historic monumental area complemented by a more modern lawn cemetery. Plots are available for returned services, monumental headstones, cremation plaques and headstone areas.

Waitara Cemetery Map

Rural cemeteries

There are four Council-administered cemeteries that provide a basic range of options for the rural communities they serve. They are Purangi, Waireka, Tarata and Tataraimaka (closed).

Taranaki Crematorium

Location: 629 Junction Road, SH3, New Plymouth

The crematorium offers full cremation services, a chapel seating up to 200 people and the Gardens of Remembrance for the internment of ashes (memorial placement is not possible in the garden area). The crematorium also has a Book of Remembrance that provides a long lasting memorial. All names are automatically entered and the book is available for viewing.