April to September
Daily: 6.30am to 6pm
October to March
Daily: 6.30am to 8pm
Visiting Makara Cemetery
The cemetery is not staffed. If you need to talk to someone, contact Karori Cemetery:
Phone: 04 476 6109
When you visit
- There is very limited internet coverage.
- Parking is available at the cemetery roadsides unless indicated by yellow lines.
- The cemetery rows are signposted.
Map of Makara Cemetery with sections marked (630KB PDF)
See upcoming services at both Makara and Karori Cemetery.
Grave decorations and maintenance
Cemetery staff maintain all grass and vegetation around plots at Makara Cemetery.
Decorations may be placed on the concrete beam next to the headstone or plaque but not the grass in front of, or behind the plot, as we need to maintain and mow these areas. Decorations on the lawn will be removed.
Ngā Iwi o Te Motu Urupā - burial ground
Ngā Iwi o Te Motu Urupā (burial ground) in Makara cemetery is for Māori and their whānau. The design includes a pathway and a gathering area with two macrocarpa seats. Headstones are west-facing.