The Council manages 10 out of the 11 cemeteries in the Queenstown Lakes District.


Burial Records

The Council holds information and burial records for the following cemeteries:

  • Albert Town Cemetery.
  • Arrowtown Cemetery.
  • Cardrona Cemetery.
  • Frankton Cemetery.
  • Glenorchy Cemetery.
  • Kingston Cemetery.
  • Makarora Cemetery.
  • Queenstown Cemetery.
  • Skippers Point Cemetery.
  • Wanaka Cemetery.

For information and burial records for the Lake Hawea Cemetery contact:  Donald Urquhart 03 443 1426.


Cemetery Maps

>> Arrowtown Cemetery Overview  (pdf 425 kb)

>> Arrowtown Cemetery - Old Area (pdf 1.3 MB) 

>> Arrowtown Cemetery - New Upper (pdf 1.45 MB)

>> Arrowtown Cemetery -New Lower (pdf 1.14 MB)      

>> Cardrona Cemetery (pdf 198 kb)   

>> Frankton Cemetery (pdf 427kb)

>> Glenorchy Cemetery (pdf 359 kb) 

>> Hawea Cemetery ( pdf 666 kb) 

>> Makarora Cemetery   (pdf 163 kb) 

>> Queenstown Cemetery   (pdf 867 kb)

>> Skippers Point Cemetery   (pdf 109 kb) 

>> Wanaka Cemetery (pdf 1.47 mb)

The Kingston and Albert Town cemetery maps are unavailable.


Cemetery Strategy

The Council has a Cemetery Strategy which outlines how the Council will manage cemeteries in the future, including managing the effects of growth.

>> Queenstown Lakes District Cemetery Strategy 2005 (pdf 879kb)


Cemetery Operations Procedures

The Cemetery Operations Procedures provides guidelines to ensure a consistent and reliable provision of cemetery services in the District.

>> Queenstown Lakes District Cemetery Operations Procedures (pdf 210KB)


Cemetery Fees

>> Queenstown Lakes District Cemetery Fees (pdf 27.4kb)


Monument Permit

A permit must be obtained for any monumental work to be carried out in any cemetery in the Queenstown Lakes District.  Please fill in an application form and return it to:

Queenstown Lakes District Council, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348 or email services@qldc.govt.nz 

>> Monument Permit Application Form (pdf 150kb)



>> Authority to Inter (pdf 150kb)