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Address: 100 Mount Albert Road, Auckland 1025, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-846 7367

This home grew from a modest farmhouse built in 1863 into an enormous fairy...

This home grew from a modest farmhouse built in 1863 into an enormous fairy tale mansion, where visitors can admire its beautiful verandahs and towers and view original family furniture.

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Historical and really interesting

Peak into the past at Alberton and immerse yourself in history. The home of a pioneering family, the restoration is historically accurate and provides a snapshot of life in the... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Linda B
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Brisbane, Queensland
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373 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I was very disappointed with Alberton, especially after my excellent visit to Highwic earlier the same day. There was no one around to greet me or collect my admission fee; I had to interrupt a couple who were inspecting the house as possible wedding venue to figure out if anyone was actually working there. When the lady finally came she... More 

Thank geographyguy_11
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Peak into the past at Alberton and immerse yourself in history. The home of a pioneering family, the restoration is historically accurate and provides a snapshot of life in the late 19th century. Climbing the steep attic stairs to the servants rooms was amazing, imagine doing it holding a candle after a 12 or 14 hour day!! I found the... More 

Thank Linda B
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a heritage house and is well worth visiting if you are interested in old buildings etc. The friendly volunteer gave us an introduction about the house and then we wandered on our own. We purchased a small guide book for 2 NZD but there is plenty of signage in each room. There is also quite a large garden... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I was invited to meet a friend at Alberton and though I now live in Auckland I had not heard of it before so went along not really knowing what to expect. Alberton is a lovely old historic home in Mount Albert with beautiful grounds. The rooms are full of furniture consistent with the age of the house and there... More 

Thank Kiwiontour_50
St Clair, Australia
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you love exploring historic houses you will love Alberton. Tucked away in a suburban area it looks so inviting and it's so peaceful inside. The display of how it went from a farmhouse to an eighteen room mansion is intriguing. If you like taking photos you'll get some beautiful ones of the house from the gardens out the back.... More 

Thank Trangie
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Our group of 8 people went to Alberton for tea and a tour of the house. Great tour, nice and short, but very informative, then you can wander through the house at your leisure. prefect. Then tea was served on the veranda - very old english and delightful. Would highly recommend.

Thank infoF2547NL
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Alberton is a must to visit. It is the epitome of auckland's early settlement and architectural glory. A must to visit.

Thank Keith P
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of only a few grand homes in Auckland open to the public and offering a look into how life was like a century ago . Ive been fond of this place for many years and visited it often . The design of the mansion is very unique and well worth a visit The gardens are simple and not overly... More 

Thank Codiegirl
Auckland, New Zealand
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This beautiful and historical building / surrounding grounds has so much to offer not just for Tourists but also for locals like us right here in Auckland. Fascinating experience and certainly well worth your while.

Thank arby235
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful treasure hidden amongst everyday life. Thoroughly enjoyed looking through a piece of our history. We were given an extensive overview of the history by the guide which was great. Would recommend this place for sure

Thank Ruth L

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