Cromwell's cemetery located on the outwash plains of the legendry gold bearing Kawarau River has been in existence since the early 1900s, following the closure of Cromwell's first cemetery at Litany Street.
Located on the south west edge of the town on Cemetery Road, this large cemetery is divided into three sections. There is a section for RSA War Veterans and a section for memorial structures. This is an area where families are allowed to make memorial gardens and structures for family members. The Cemetery also has a section specifically for ashes and interment sites.
Council administers and maintains this cemetery, which is operated as a dry land cemetery.
Records for this cemetery are held at our Council's Cromwell Service Centre.
Due to an increase in demand for a less expensive memorial option we have installed a memorial wall at Cromwell Cemetery for the placement of 200 x 150mm brass plaques.
Customers can purchase a spot on the plinth for the displaying of their plaque in memory of a loved one. The demand has increased with more people scattering ashes, meaning they do not need to purchase a burial plot but want a tangible memorial of their loved one.
See Council's Fees & Charges for the cost of having a memorial plaque at Cromwell Cemetery.