Located on Scarborough Street, Kaikōura's Cemetery is in a peaceful setting, overlooking the township. 

Currently Council does not keep it's Cemetery records electronically but if you have an inquiry regarding any genealogical records, locations of memorial headstones etc, please email KDC@kaikoura.govt.nz, we will be happy to help.

Cemetery Charges

Ashes plot

Ashes plot/reservation fee   $350
Preparation of plot  $150
Maintenance fee (ashes only)   $100



Lawn Cemetery

Lawn plot/reservation fee   $500
Preparation of plot   $1000
Children U15  60%

RSA Cemetery

Lawn preparation fee   $1000
Ashes preparation fee   $150
Plot/reservation fee  Free


  • All costs for all plots are inclusive of GST.
  • Preparation of plot for the lawn cemetery includes extra depth.
  • Fees for children under 15 years old are 60% of the adult fee.
  • Increased charges will occur for burials that take place on Sunday's or public holiday's. 
  • Download a form to reserve a plot.

9 July 2021