Funeral Costs

Waikanae Funeral Home understands that this can be a difficult time for families irrespective of the financial burden that can be placed on loved ones.

It should be noted that no two funerals are the same and the costs associated reflect the choices made for your specific requirements.

While we have given below some idea of the types of funerals that families require, it is best to arrange a visit to our offices and discuss your requirements more fully to arrive at a more accurate cost.

Simple funeral

There may be many reasons for choosing to have a simple funeral but whatever they may be our professional care for your family and your loved one will never be compromised. Your loved one will be washed, dressed and placed in a simple casket. Your family would be welcome to use one of our private viewing rooms for a simple farewell on the day of cremation, play some music or just sit quietly with your loved one.

Our costs include; transfer of the deceased from the place of death on the Kapiti Coast (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), obtaining all relevant documentation, supplying a simple casket, registering the death with the office of Birth, Deaths and Marriages, supply a New Zealand Certificate of Death for the estate and all cremation costs.

Cremation – from $6623.00 Inc GST (conditions apply)
Burial – from $9155.00 Inc GST (conditions apply)
(Natural burials incur additional costs)

Private funeral

A private funeral is often held for a limited number of family members and close friends only with a newspaper notice after the event. It is not limited to either burial or cremation and can be as simple as the family viewing the deceased or spending some time with a loved one to say their goodbyes at our funeral home or at our Kaitawa Crematorium chapel.

Costs will vary as to the requirements but can start from $7468.00 + Casket chosen and other additional disbursements.

Public funeral

A public funeral may be held in our Cedarwood facilities, or in any church, family home, or other location of the family’s choice. (Waikanae Funeral Home is not restricted where we conduct funerals.) The expected number of attendees will dictate the location of choice and whether this should be a Religious, Semi Religious or Non-Religious service.

Costs will vary depending on requirements and personal choices made but can start from around $9358.

Memorial plaques, headstones and disbursements such as newspaper notices, catering and flowers are in addition to all of the above.

Costs valid until 30th June 2025