Ōtaki Natural Burial Cemetery

Natural burial is available at Ōtaki cemetery.

In a natural burial the body is not embalmed. A biodegradable casket is used to help natural decomposition. 

A native tree is planted at the head or base of each plot. Listed below is the approved plants for natural burials:

  • Lemonwood Pittosporum eugenoides
  • Ngaio Myoporum laetum
  • Mahoe Melycitis simplex
  • Five Finger Pseudopanaz arboreus
  • Kanuka Kunzea ericoides
  • Red Matipo Myrsine australis
  • Karamu Coprosma robusta

This plant list will be subject to change from time to time.  The plants listed above are initial sub-canopy planting.

Natural burial plots cannot be reserved.

More information can be found here on the Kāpiti Coast District Council website


40 Anzac Road, Ōtaki


Gates are open during daylight hours, Monday - Sunday.

We are specialists in allowing families to choose the best possible way to arrange a natural burial. Call us on 0800326752 for more information.


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