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Rookwood Cemetery

Opens in 23 min: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Visiting Relatives

Decided to visit the relos and have a coffee at the Village Cafe at Rookwood. Open air cafe with... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2017
Sharon K
via mobile
Amazing extensive Cemetery with special Sculpture Walk.

To celebrate the 150 year of its existence Rookwood has a Sculpture Walk and soon - an Open Day... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Alison S
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Sydney, Australia
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Corner Hawthorne and Field Avenues | Rookwood, Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales 2141, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Very quiet place, no ones come to wing and everyone accept flowers, very nice people are happy with neighbors, if someone wants to visit welcome

Thank mariobatistini031950
Reviewed October 23, 2018

What a beautiful cemetary. I have attended the hidden sculpture walk twice now and it is fantastic and well set out. I would come here just to reflect and spend time because it is seriously beautiful and architecture is wonderful.

Thank Stephariffic
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

This looks like something out of a Horror Film,my niece was recently buried here and ,this place looks scary ,I sure hope she is safe there,as I see there’s No beauty there at all ,especially not for a 3year old

Thank peterwneil83
Reviewed August 26, 2018

we came down by train from Port Stephens to visit a grave having no clue how big it was and had no chance of finding my loved ones grave. I called the office and asked for directions and being lost after a long trip ,...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Well I have to say since all the upgrade works it is looking very good. Looks cleaner, smarter and well signposted. Easier to get round. Roads look and feel better to drive on. You can pick up a road map at the office. Well done.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a place full of Australian history, reading the headstones, taking a tour, just walking around. It isnt just a place of sadness.

Thank Vicki S
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

A truly beautiful, peaceful and historical place to visit. Beautiful and tasteful landscaping and stunning canopies formed from trees- aged beautifully amongst the many areas to visit. Very educational regarding burial of ancestors from countless years ago. Very well signed, excellent help from administration and...More

Thank konstantinos274
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit the relos and have a coffee at the Village Cafe at Rookwood. Open air cafe with facilities and research center and a place to buy flowers 💐

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed September 13, 2017

To celebrate the 150 year of its existence Rookwood has a Sculpture Walk and soon - an Open Day - to commemorate its history. It was wonderful to find the family grave of my mother's family and then have a picnic near some of the...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

The biennial Rookwood collection of sculptures placed within the grounds of the cemetery may seem like a macabre proposition, but if, like me, you find cemeteries a place of peaceful reflection, this is a perfect match. The curator has done a fabulous job of exhibiting...More

Thank csrider
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