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Rookwood Cemetery and Necropolis

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Corner Hawthorne and Field Avenues | Rookwood, Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales 2141, Australia
+61 2 9499 2415
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Cemetery: a touristy place? Strange yet true

I know many would shudder at the thought of visiting a cemetery, what more categorising this place... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
eteo232
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Sydney, Australia
Abundant History

For history buffs this is a must. Beautifully laid out with huge mausoleums, humble stones, bush... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Lesley B
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Adelaide, Australia
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Corner Hawthorne and Field Avenues | Rookwood, Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales 2141, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I know many would shudder at the thought of visiting a cemetery, what more categorising this place as a "touristy" area on Trip Advisor. Strange, and even morbid as it might sound, this is truly a fascinating place to visit. Now, to set it straight,...More

Thank eteo232
Reviewed 27 March 2017

For history buffs this is a must. Beautifully laid out with huge mausoleums, humble stones, bush rangers, premiers, war heroes, you name it, they are there! I was impressed with the family mausoleums which were scaled down replicas of special buildings. There is a large...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

So much to see and do here. Heritage rose garden, honey from the resident bee hives for sale in the main office, historical headstones, tours run by the Friends of Rookwood, annual open day, interesting architecture in the buildings and vaults, military sections and numerous...More

Thank PJCossie
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place to visit but allow yourself plenty of time and expect to do lots of walking. I can understand the claim tbat this is the biggest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere. The cemetery is divided into sections primarily based on religion but there are...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Rookwood cemetery is like a huge private park in the middle of Sydney, originally landscaped when it was created for day trippers catching the train out to visit the graves of relatives it still has ornate plantings around serpentine canals and the resthouses people would...More

Thank Bronwyn C
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Rookwood cemetery is a really interesting place to visit at any time but particularly now when the Hidden sculpture walk is happening (until the 23rd October) There are so many interesting graves, some for the fact of who is buried within the grave, but also...More

Thank Jules0999
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Reputedly the largest cemetery in Southern Hemisphere, Rookwood traces the history of Sydney from the late 1860s to the current with interesting examples of burial sites, churches, crematoriums from all religious groups. It is well worth a visit and many prominent Sydney identities are buried...More

Thank marie1Sydney
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Huge cemetery but showing its age now. It's a shame to see so many gravestones run down or neglected. Some of the newer areas do look impressive. Direction signposts are a bit confusing or offer limited information.

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is too big for cemetery in my mind. The have a too good Mausoleum at Catholic Lawn. Each part have their own religious building like Church, Mosque and Temple. Even the crematorium. Wow.

Thank Frans0809
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Rookwood is an amazing place. So much history is literally buried there. I have relatives buried in the Anglican & Catholic part of Rookwood & its amazing just reading some of the headstones - some that have lived a good long life some that have...More

Thank Sharon K
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