A place to rest
Canterbury crematoriums & cemeteries
A guide to crematoriums, cemeteries and burial grounds in Christchurch, Banks Peninsula, Waimakariri and Selwyn.
Christchurch city has 11 cemeteries.
Avonhead Park Cemetery. Hawthornden Road (1st left off Avonhead Road after Withells Road). Open for casket and ash burials.
Belfast Cemetery. Corner of Guthries and Belfast Roads. Open for casket and ash burials.
Bromley Cemetery. Entrance off Linwood Avenue, corner Keighleys and Linwood Avenue. Open for burials in pre-purchased plots and second interments only.
Linwood Cemetery. Entrance off Butterfield Avenue, next door to Bromley Park on Buckleys Road. Full except for ash plots and burials in pre purchased plots and second interments. The Jewish area has available burial plots.
Lyttelton Anglican Cemetery. Canterbury Street. Room only for interments in pre-purchased burial or ash plots, however due to earthquake damage any future interments will be on a case-by-case basis.
Lyttelton Catholic Cemetery. Reserve Terrace. Available for casket and ash interments in pre purchased plots and second interments however due to earthquake damage any future interments will be on a case-by-case basis.
Memorial Park Cemetery. Corner Cypress Street and Ruru Road. Open for casket and ash burials.
Ruru Lawn Cemetery. Off Ruru Road and Raymond Road. Open for casket and ash burials. Approaching capacity.
Sydenham Cemetery. End of Simeon Street, turn off Roker Street. Open for casket and ash burials and second interments in the summer.
Waimari Cemetery. Grahams Road - between Cranbrook Avenue and Gregan Street - backs onto Kendall Avenue School. Available for casket and ash interments in pre purchased plots or second interments. Approaching capacity.
Yaldhurst Cemetery. Buchanans Road, Yaldhurst. Open for casket and ash burials.
Banks Peninsula has 11 cemeteries administered by Christchurch City Council. There are also several other cemeteries on the Peninsula, administered by other bodies.
Akaroa Catholic Cemetery. Onuku Road. Contact Cemeteries staff regarding the availability of burial plots in this cemetery.
Akaroa Anglican Cemetery. Hempleman Drive. Contact Cemeteries staff regarding the availability of burial plots in this cemetery.
Akaroa Dissenters Cemetery. Cemetery Road. Full except for burials in pre-purchased plots and second interments.
Diamond Harbour Memorial Cemetery. Stoddart Point. Open for casket, ash and green burials for Diamond Harbour residents.
Duvauchelle Cemetery. Duvauchelle. Open for casket and ash burials.
Kaituna Valley Public Cemetery. Kaituna Valley beside St Kentigen. Open for casket and ash burials.
Little River Cemetery. Next to St Andrews. Open for casket and ash burials.
Pigeon Bay Cemetery. Pigeon Bay Road. Open for casket and ash burials.
Okains Bay Cemetery. Chorlton Road. Open for casket and ash burials.
Le Bons Bay Cemetery. Le Bons Cemetery Road. Open for casket and ash burials.
Wainui Cemetery. Cemetery Road. Open for casket and ash burials.
The Waimakariri District Council operates seven cemeteries. There are also 14 church cemeteries and three Māori cemeteries in the district.
Birch Hill Cemetery. 130 Garry River Road, Glentui (entrance down a track). Open for casket burials.
Cust-West Eyreton Cemetery. 398 Earlys Road, Cust. Open for casket and ash burials.
Cust Anglican Cemetery. Tippings Road, Cust. Open for casket and ash burials.
Oxford Public Cemetery. Oxford Road, Oxford. Open for casket and ash burials.
Kaiapoi Anglican Cemetery. Parnham Lane, Vickery Street, and Isaac Wilson Road, Kaiapoi. Burials and ashes interments in reserved plots only.
Kaiapoi Public Cemetery. Corner of Adderley Terrace and Island Road, Kaiapoi. Open for casket and ash burials.
Rangiora Park Lawn Cemetery. Corner of East Belt and Coldstream Road, Rangiora. Open for casket and ash burials.
Selwyn District Council manages 19 cemeteries. Most are open for casket and ash burials. There are a further 15 cemeteries owned and managed by other organisations.
Bishop's Corner Cemetery. Leeston/Southbridge. Closed for burials.
Brookside Cemetery. Boundary Creek Road, Leeston.
Dunsandel Cemetery. 535 Old South Road.
Ellesmere Catholic Cemetery. Southbridge-Leeston Road.
Ellesmere Cemetery. Feredays Road.
Greendale Cemetery. 503 Greendale Road, Darfield.
Hororata Cemetery. Hororata Road.
Killinchy Cemetery. Leeston-Dunsandel Road. Closed for burials.
Kimberley Cemetery. 451 Kimberley Road, Darfield.
Kirwee Cemetery. 1799 Hoskyns Road, Kirwee.
Kowai Pass Cemetery. West Coast Road, Springfield.
Lake Coleridge Cemetery. Kowhai Drive, Lake Coleridge.
Lincoln Cemetery. Boundary Road, Lincoln.
Prebbleton Cemetery. Springs Road, Prebbleton.
Shands Road Cemetery. Shands Road, Prebbleton.
South Malvern Cemetery. Coaltrack Road, Glentunnel.
Springston Cemetery. Weedons Road, Lincoln.
Waddington Cemetery. Old West Coast Road, Sheffield.
Weedons Cemetery. 179 Weedons Ross Road, Weedons.
The Hurunui District Council operates nine cemeteries. All are open for casket and ash burials.
Jed Cemetery at Gore Bay is now closed. The Department of Conservation administers cemetery sites at Conway Flat and Church Property Trustees manage Brackenfield, and St. Paul's at Leithfield.
Balcairn Cemetery. Balcairn Leithfield Road.
Culverden Cemetery. Cemetery Rd, Culverden.
Glenmark Cemetery. Church Rd, Waipara.
Hanmer Springs Cemetery. Jollies Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs.
Homeview Cemetery. Parnassus Road, Cheviot.
Horsley Downs Cemetery. Lance Rd, Medbury.
Rotherham Cemetery. Davison Road, Rotherham.
Waiau Cemetery. Parnassus Street, Waiau.
Waikari Cemetery. Kellocks Road, Waikari.