Tours & Maps
You can plan your own self-guided tour of the Bolton Cemetery from the following options:

Memorial Trail Map

Available in the Museum. Shows paths and locates several important graves in the cemetery with information about the graves.


Seventeen sites are marked on the map, showing the headstones where servicemen who served in the First World War have been commemorated on the headstones of family members. These headstones are marked with white crosses twice each year, for a few days around ANZAC Day (25 April) and around Remembrance Day (11 November).

How to Locate a Gravestone

Instructions on Locating a Gravestone within the Bolton Street Cemetery.

Location Map

Shows the position of Bolton Street Cemetery in Wellington.

Historical Map

Ministry of Works and Development map showing the original allocation of land for the three cemeteries and subsequent changes before the construction of the motorway.

Guided Tours

Public tours are occasionally organised by the Friends, usually in connection with other events such as the Botanic Garden Spring Festival in September, and Wellington Heritage Week in October. These are usually advertised through Eventfinda and on the Wellington City Council website. Numbers may be limited but anyone is welcome to join them. The standard charge is $10 per adult.

For more information and details of a specific tour, please contact us.

Tours for Schools

The Friends are happy to arrange tours for school groups. Our quiz based tour emphasises historical aspects of the Cemetery. For more information please contact us.

Personally guided tour

To arrange a guided tour for your group please contact us.