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Rookwood Cemetery

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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 28 October 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 14 September 2017
Alison S
Sydney, Australia
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Corner Hawthorne and Field Avenues | Rookwood, Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales 2141, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 28 September 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

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Reviewed 27 August 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 10 July 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 10 July 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 8 February 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

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Reviewed 28 October 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 14 September 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 31 August 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
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 Emmanuel N
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