Tairua Cemetery

We are responsible for the management of thirteen cemeteries within the Thames-Coromandel District. Of the thirteen cemeteries, seven are currently open for burials, while six other cemeteries are no longer operational.

Cemetery gates will  be open whilst we are at COVID-19 19 Delta Level 2 restrictions.

Note: gatherings can be up to 100 people

For detailed guideance on burials at COVID-19 Delta level 2 please follow this link: covid19.govt.nz/activities/funerals-and-tangihanga/


January 2021: Tararu Cemetery is now accessible to the public.

Most cemeteries operating in the Thames-Coromandel District cater mostly for lawn plot burials, which means that you must not plant vegetation or place structures, borders or any items on the plot itself.

Veterans Affairs has kindly provided grants for new flower vases to be installed in the Returned Services Sections of Totara, Mercury Bay and Buffalo cemeteries.

Work has started at Totara Cemetery with Mercury Bay and Buffalo cemeteries to follow. Any containers, including glass ones that are currently in the openings will be replaced with the new holders. Flowers, including artificial ones, will be placed back into the new holders.

We ask that you do not add any glass containers as a number have been found to be broken and this poses a health and safety issue for staff maintaining the cemeteries.