Why cemeteries have become a walk in the not-so-grave yard
anee Lee spends a lot of time wandering cemeteries around the world reading what’s on tombstones and enjoying these peaceful, artistic parklands. She even has a blog documenting over 150 of the world’s must-see memorial destinations called Cemetery Travel. Far from being morbid, Lee explains how cemeteries can be beautiful travel destinations in a Travel + Leisure article that lists 19 of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries to add to your next vacation’s list of places to visit.
Keep your eyes open for Australia’s Waverley Cemetery which gets a nod. Judging by the TripAdvisor reviews Waverley and other cemeteries now receive, it’s clear that whether for historic or aesthetic reasons, cemeteries are in.
So if you want to check out some truly beautiful cemeteries right here in Melbourne, then wander through, or take a guided tour of, the iconic Melbourne General, historic Brighton General, and scenic Springvale Botanical cemeteries, or any one of the memorial parks cared for by SMCT.
Got a favourite cemetery that’s not on the list, then feel free to share it with us, and inspire others, below.