Waikumete Cemetery Public Memorial

Following the tragic Air New Zealand flight to Antartica in 1979, the bodies of the unidentified passengers were buried at Waikumete in a mass grave containing some 16 caskets. The site, which is adjacent to the main entrance on Great North Road is marked by a memorial listing the names of the unidentified victims and those who were not recovered from the crash scene. Attractive gardens now surround the site.

Memorial at the Waikumete Cemetery Memorial at the Waikumete Cemetery In remembrance of all those lost in the Mount Erebus air disaster November 28,1979.
Japanese cherry tree planted by the Japanese Bereaved Family Erebus Society
Japanese cherry tree planted by the Japanese Bereaved Family Erebus
Society.
Memorial at the Waikumete Cemetery alongside the cherry tree.

Location

The Waikumete Cemetary is located in Glen Eden, West Auckland, between Waikumete and Awaroa Roads.