Visit Akatarawa Cemetery

Akatarawa Cemetery is located just north of Upper Hutt City in the beautiful bush clad Akatarawa Valley providing a tranquil setting to commemorate the passing of a loved one.

Please note: From 11:59pm Wednesday 25th March 2020 New Zealand entered into COVID-19 Level 4 Alert.

Until advised by the Ministry of Health the following is in effect at Akatarawa Cemetery:

  • No public funeral services/tangi
  • No private family funeral services
  • No public backfilling
  • No gatherings at burials, cremations, or memorial services
  • No unveilings
  • No social gatherings

Opening hours

Gates open daily from 8am to 6pm.

(8pm during daylight saving)

Funeral hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 5pm


8am - 1pm

No services held on public holidays.


1058 Akatarawa Road, Akatarawa, Upper Hutt (Off Fairview Drive).


Toilets are located behind the Sexton's office at the far end of the cemetery toward the exit.

Free bus service for Upper Hutt Residents

On the last Tuesday of the month, a free door-to-door bus service is available to Upper Hutt Residents, taking them to and from the cemetery. Call (04) 566 3103 to book.

Cemetery Guide

The Akatarawa Cemetery Guide is available to download in the Related Information area below.

Hard copies of the Akatarawa Cemetery Guide can be requested by contacting (04) 527 2792.