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Address: 40 Gillies Avenue | Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
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+64 9-524 5729

Get a feel for the lives of the prosperous Victorian family who owned this...

Get a feel for the lives of the prosperous Victorian family who owned this splendid timber Gothic house with fine gardens.

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This was one of the unexpected highlights of my visit to Auckland. It is only a small house but a beautiful one inside and out. The lady working there was very friendly and gave... read more

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Brisbane, Queensland
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Brisbane, Queensland
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363 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the unexpected highlights of my visit to Auckland. It is only a small house but a beautiful one inside and out. The lady working there was very friendly and gave me an introduction to the history of the house and its residents (the first owner had over 20 children!!!) before letting me explore on my own.... More 

Thank geographyguy_11
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The Highwic is an interesting place to visit. It is not very big are but you can easily spend a few hours enjoying the lovely garden and the insides of the unique house.

Thank beachstone2c
Jakarta, Indonesia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went to relative's wedding here, and we got chance to walk around inside the house . It is a gem even souvenirs shop provided so many old skool toys, and beautiful charming ladies : Samantha and Beverly were great host that took us to the historical story of the house. My favourite piece was the stereoscope and off course the... More 

Thank Riyanni D
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581 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Came here for a wedding and was told that the guests were able to go into the house. It was a beautiful old house with matching interior. The different rooms all had different personalities and you read the history of the rooms and the items as you go through. The people looking after the place were very knowledgeable about the... More 

Thank Acineto
Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Im not really into old houses but I found it very interesting how Alfred Buckland and his 21 children lived here from 1862 to the early 1970's. The house is difficult to find we used the GPS on my phone to find the entrance and the car park is on the left as you drive down the driveway and parking... More 

Thank bigdog913
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This house has its own carpark which we didn't realise so we parked in the street nearby and paid at the machine. It's in a busy area of Newmarket but is up on the hill with a good view. A quiet oasis in all the hustle and bustle. Good info about the family and history on display and a lovely... More 

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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A lovely, well preserved early Auckland home, quiet yet on the fringe of busy Auckland streets. The New Zealand Heritage has done a wonderful job in conserving this must visit!

1 Thank Keith P
Auckland, New Zealand
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89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

On Saturday 3 September 2016 I was at Highwic House for conducting a wedding, this venue has really improved with nice grounds and gardens. Parking is very limited so suggest you park in shopping car park. The address is Gillies Avenue but the main entrance is off the side street Mortimer Pass it is sign posted, however if you use... More 

Thank Will M
Wellington, New Zealand
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108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

very easy to find and get to, it feels weird to be near a mall and walking around an old estate like highwic. very well presented with lots to look at. they welcome children and had a easter bunny hunt to gain their engagement. Hearing the little man with us shout with excitement when he found a bunny was great.

1 Thank Sonnie_dee
Mankato, Minnesota
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284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Highwic is a hop and skip from downtown Auckland within the New Market neighborhood. I walked there from the Grafton Bridge. If you follow the MapQuest directions they will get you there. It is open Wed. to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A small admission price is worth the cost to keep this classic beauty in good repair.... More 

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