Porirua City’s three public cemeteries offer restful locations to reflect and remember, as well as giving insights into the area’s history and early days of settlement.
For enquiries about our cemeteries or the crematorium, please phone the cemetery office on (04) 239 9078 during business hours. You can also search our cemetery records online.
Our cemeteries are open from 7.30 am to dusk every day.
The main cemetery and crematorium at Whenua Tapu between Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay has a peaceful native bush setting and offers various options for burials and cremations.
Many of the 4,000 graves in Porirua Cemetery are unmarked and more than 2,000 are the resting place of patients of the former Porirua mental hospital.
Pāuatahanui Burial Ground dates back to the 1850s and many members of the district’s pioneer families are buried there.
Porirua City has several other historic cemeteries. Details for these sites are available on microfiche at Porirua Library's Genealogy Resources: