The Waikumete Cemetery takes up a huge area between Great North and West Coast Roads, with beautiful landscaping and fabulous trees. And there is so much history here – from the 1918 flu epidemic and the Gallipoli soldiers to the mausoleums of the wine magnates of Corbans and Nobilo. It is really worth visiting.

Bench seat in the Waikumete Cemetery
Bench seat in the Waikumete Cemetery

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 60 minutes
Distance: about 5 kms
Track: A mix of level paths and steep paths/steps
Start: Waikumete Road
Difficulty: Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility (with good knees). May require boots in wet weather, running shoes suitable in dry weather.
Buggies/Wheelchairs: suitable for prams/buggies
Dog Friendly: Yes – welcome on leash
Highlights: Auckland City views, Waitakere Hills, trees and fauna, historical graves
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Part of this loop is a short bush walk where you may be lucky to hear the sounds of native birds, and even spot a rabbit dashing for cover.

The walking route is also suitable for prams/buggies and dog walkers (must be kept on leash within the cemetery grounds).

You may decide to arrive by train to Glen Eden railway station and make this a day outing.

Columbus Coffee cafe is the closest cafe on the corner of Oates Road/West Coast Road.

Photos from my walk along the Glen Eden and Waikumete Cemetery Circuit Walk

Comments on Glen Eden and Waikumete Cemetery Circuit Walk


Hi there – love the idea of this but it doesn’t work well. Maybe you could set it up to email PDFs that can be viewed on a phone instead? It did say there would be limited download time but it locked me out after 15 mins so now I can’t view my map….


Hi there Jackie.
Thanks for the feedback.
I am not sure that I understand. You did receive the email with the download link? And you were unable to download after 15 minutes of receiving the email with the download link?
Once you have downloaded the map, you could email it to yourself from a computer,to be picked up on your phone if you wish.
Cheers Helen

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