Auckland Memorial Park & Cemetery is located on 17 hectares (35 acres) in Silverdale just 20mins north of the Harbour Bridge. Set in a natural amphitheatre looking north-east towards the Hauraki Gulf, it occupies a spot of tranquillity and natural beauty. This natural beauty has been enhanced by a multi-million dollar programme of landscaping. A series of terraces sweeps up the enclosing hillsides, ensuring that every burial plot enjoys a peaceful aspect of surrounding countryside, or is situated close to the water gardens.
The Park’s lakes and gardens provide the perfect setting in which to stroll or simply sit and contemplate. The whole Park is planted with trees and shrubs, not only for their beauty but to encourage birdlife. Anyone may visit to enjoy the special atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. Picnics, family outings – even musical events of an appropriate nature – conducted respectfully, are encouraged because Auckland Memorial Park & Cemetery is a place to celebrate life as much as to mourn death.
The trust owns the freehold of the land, which can never be mortgaged or sold and is thus secure forever. The company oversees day-to-day operations, record keeping and maintenance. A proportion of all sales is allocated to the Park’s Perpetual Maintenance Fund. Auckland Memorial Park & Cemetery is unique in New Zealand in having a dedicated maintenance levy on every plot purchase. At Auckland Memorial Park ongoing upkeep is assured forever by the Perpetual Maintenance Fund.
When you purchase a plot at Auckland Memorial Park & Cemetery, you are joining many others in a modern cemetery concept. The Park is owned by a Charitable Trust, The Hibiscus Trust, but is operated and managed by Auckland Memorial Park and Cemetery Ltd. a levy is placed on every plot purchase which is then placed into a Perpetual Maintenance Fund, thus providing for the Parks upkeep and maintenance in perpetuity. You can be assured that Auckland Memorial Park & Cemetery Ltd operates with care and integrity in every detail, with every aspect of operations overseen by the Hibiscus Trust.
Auckland Memorial Park & Cemetery is about more than just grounds and buildings. It is about respect, sensitivity and care, and in these regards also you have peace of mind. The diversity of New Zealand’s cultural and religious beliefs is respected, so that whatever your ethnicity or faith, you can find a real sense of belonging at the Park, and with a personalised memorial designed with our specialists, you can have a fitting permanent marker.
Burial plots are owned in perpetuity, which means that your plot can never be disturbed or resold. It is both our pleasure and responsibility to maintain the Park to the best of standards at all times. A 10% levy on the sale of every plot goes to the perpetual maintenance trust. As the name suggests, the interest from the trust will be used to maintain Auckland Memorial Park & Cemetery, and its burial plots for ever.
Our friendly team are trained professionals, committed to giving you the highest standards of advice and service.