Community Cemeteries

Thames' Totara community cemetery

COVID-19: We are operating our cemeteries as per the information set out by Ministry of Health and the central government during the COVID-19 alert levels. Please contact Council for further details.

We manage 13 cemeteries within the Thames-Coromandel District. Of these, seven are currently open for burials, while six other cemeteries are no longer operational.    

Most cemeteries operating in the Thames-Coromandel District cater mostly for lawn plot burials, which means that you must not plant vegetation or place structures, borders or any items on the plot itself.

Each community within the District is serviced by at least one operational cemetery.


  • Buffalo Cemetery (Coromandel)
    149 Buffalo Rd, Coromandel
  • Colville Cemetery
    84 Wood Rd, Colville

Mercury Bay

  • Mercury Bay Cemetery
    1138 Purangi Rd, Ferry Landing


  • Tairua and Serviceman's Cemetery
    16 Main Rd, SH25, Tairua 


  • Totara Memorial Park (Thames)
    110 Te Arapipi Rd, Totara
  • Omahu Cemetery (Thames Valley)
    17 Wharepoa Rd, Wharepoa 


  • Whangamata Cemetery
    2745 SH25 Whangamata-Waihi Rd, Whangamata