Waverley Cemetery

Cemetery in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Many Sydneysiders would die for these views…and that’s the only way they’re going to get them. Blanketing the clifftops between Bronte and Clovelly beaches, the white marble gravestones here are dazzling in the sunlight. Eighty thousand people have been interred here since 1877, including writers Henry Lawson and Dorothea Mackellar, and cricketer Victor Trumper. It’s an engrossing (and surprisingly uncreepy) place to explore, and maybe to spot a whale offshore during winter. The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk heads past it.

Tours of the cemetery run most Saturdays at 9am, costing $24. Book your spot via the website link (in the 'About' page).


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