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Address: St Thomas Street, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Stunning Ocean-side Cemetery

One of the most picturesque places in Sydney. A beautiful, well-maintained cemetery positioned on a cliff overlooking the ocean. There are some lovely statues here and one could... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

One of the most picturesque places in Sydney. A beautiful, well-maintained cemetery positioned on a cliff overlooking the ocean. There are some lovely statues here and one could spend hours with their camera trying to position the statues just right against the ocean background. It's fairly empty with not many people spoiling the views nor peace. It is large enough... More 

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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Whether you're a Sydney resident or a visitor the Waverley Cemetery is well worth a visit. Plan to include it with a stroll or power walk along the Coastal Walk. Spectacular views of the Eastern suburbs coastline and a forest of sculpted marble await.

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Thank Paul R
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This cemetery, listed as one of the Top 10 in the world, has magnificent views across the ocean. Containing the graves of some famous Australians (such as Henry Lawson) along with some of Sydney's wealthiest people of the 1800s and 1900s, this cemetery also has some magnificent headstones and monuments.

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Thank Bluegumbill
Fort Wayne, IN
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Pretty much stumbled on this during our Bondi to Coogee walk. Might I say OMG. I could have spent hours admiring the craftsmanship, the history, the names.

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Thank daqattaq
Texas
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725 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

... I mean, if there is life after death then this would be the perfect spot. Amazing view, low rent, walking distance to the beach. Joking aside, it is quite an impressive cemetery. It is worth wandering between the tombs and looking at the tombstones. From simple to fancy. Pretty much any ethnicity can be found. And on top of... More 

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Thank icanhazsweetsokthx
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was visited by the suggestion of my 15year old daughter. We found it and went for a 'quick' walk, 1 1/2 hours later we went back tot he car. this was a very interesting place, lots of history. We saw a grave of a young person that died in the 'Greycliff disaster in 1927' which none of us had... More 

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Thank Louise B
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I caught the bus out to the Bronte Beach area and walked to Waverley Cemetery. One of the best ways to learn about a city and it's history is to take a leisurely stroll through an historical cemetery. In Sydney Waverley is the history of the foundation of a country, of a continent. Beyond the history lesson Waverley is also... More 

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1 Thank Terry F
Noosa, Australia
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Interested in history?Fascinated by the excess some people lavish upon their dead family members?Some extraordinary features to see in this cemetery, graves with one of the best views in the world.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Great walk to watch the beachfront and enjoy a quite location. The view from the cemetery is really great and it's located right next to Bronti Beach along the Coogee-Bondi walk.

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1 Thank droozini
Townsville, Australia
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147 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Whilst on a short holiday at my daughter's place I decided to view the graves of a number of famous Australians. I had done a lot of online research and had the plot numbers of most, but thought I'd wait until business hours to get a map and information on the rest from the cemetery office. Be very aware that... More 

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