The result of a working relationship between our Council and the Thames Natural Burial Group. This started in 2015 after the desire to have an alternative option to conventional burials was expressed. Natural burials are a popular option for people and families who hold strong environmental beliefs and philosophies. Many cemeteries around New Zealand and the world now have this option available. Being close to the Hauraki Rail Trail makes it possible to transport caskets using carbon neutral methods like bikes or e-bikes. For more information, see our Natural Burial brochure at the top right of this page. Watch TVNZ's Re: News story on natural burials in the Coromandel below for more information, or contact our team today.