Community Cemeteries

We manage 14 cemeteries within the Thames-Coromandel District. Eight are currently open for burials, while six are no longer operational. 

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

Each community within the district is serviced by at least one operational cemetery.


  • Buffalo Cemetery (Coromandel)
    149 Buffalo Rd, Coromandel
  • Colville Cemetery
    84 Wood Rd, Colville


Mercury Bay

  • Mercury Bay Cemetery
    1138 Purangi Rd, Ferry Landing
  • Kaimarama Cemetery
    2 Kiteroa Place Kaimarama

    See web page



  • Tairua and Serviceman's Cemetery
    16 Main Rd, SH25, Tairua 



  • Totara Memorial Park (Thames)
    110 Te Arapipi Rd, Totara
  • Omahu Cemetery (Thames Valley)
    17 Wharepoa Rd, Wharepoa 



  • Whangamata Cemetery
    2745 SH25 Whangamata-Waihi Rd, Whangamata


Other Cemeteries

The following are disused cemeteries within our district that we hold historic records for:

  • Shortland Cemetery (Thames)
  • Tararu Cemetery (Thames)*
  • Tapu Cemetery (Thames Coast)
  • Tairua Historical Cemetery
  • Allan Block Cemetery (Whangamata)
  • Kuaotunu Cemetery


*Tararu Historical Cemetery cemetery is currently closed until further notice. The cemetery is not safe to access at this time.

For all cemetery-related matters, please contact our Customer Services team on 07 868 0200 or This includes organising burials, asking for historical information to assist with genealogy enquiries and requests for service regarding the operation and maintenance of the cemeteries.