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40 Gillies Avenue | Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-524 5729
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This was one of the unexpected highlights of my visit to Auckland. It is only a small house but a... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Brisbane, Queensland
Pretty quiet garden

The Highwic is an interesting place to visit. It is not very big are but you can easily spend a few... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Helsinki, Finland
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Get a feel for the lives of the prosperous Victorian family who owned this splendid timber Gothic house with fine gardens.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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40 Gillies Avenue | Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-524 5729
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

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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
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Riyanni D
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Acineto
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...More

Thank bigdog913
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...More

1  Thank jlynch841
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
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...More

Thank Will M
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...More

1  Thank Sonnie_dee
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...More

2  Thank savedade
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Dorothy C
what is the parking at Highwic?
30 September 2015|
Response from Wayne L |
Yes there is parking available.