Mayoral Memorial Walk

The Mayoral Memorial Heritage Walk maps the early history of the Nelson Council under the leadership of some Mayors who served the city between 1874 and 1913, and who are buried at Wakapuaka Cemetery.

The stories are chronologically ordered and coloured markers are found at intervals to guide your way, corresponding to the religious denomination groupings buried here. The attractive cemetery is hilly and has great views of Nelson’s harbour, so take a picnic and wear good walking shoes.

Download map

Download a two page map and description of the Mayoral Memorial Heritage Walk (131KB PDF).

Audio tour of the walk

Go to The Prow's website to download an audio guide for the walk. The Prow also contains more details and photographs of the past mayors.