Our places

Kerikeri Mission Station framed by ferns

Learn about domestic life, nation-building, invention and economic development.  Some humble, some grand and always intriguing, our properties tell amazing stories singly and collectively.

Did you know...

Alberton was home to a socialite suffragette, and one of the best places to experience gracious colonial living in New Zealand.  Don't miss it!

Alberton

Did you know...

Totara Estate is the birthplace of New Zealand's billion dollar export meat industry.  Visit us - you never know who you might meet...

Swaggers

Collections

Care and management

If clothes maketh the man, then it's surely the items in and around heritage properties that make them fascinating, bringing history and stories vividly to life.  Our collection is one of the largest groupings of domestic and social history objects in New Zealand, running the gamut of domestic life and industry.

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Rattles, rocks and rarities

Explore some of the fascinating objects within Heritage New Zealand's collection of items associated with the properties it cares for.  There's over 70,000 items so we've presented just a few here.

Daguerrotype

Venue hire

A perfect place

Whatever you're celebrating, from family occasions to concerts and corporate functions; the grounds and rooms of several of our properties are available to hire.  Our perfect venues for your perfect occasion.

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Old St Paul's

Old St Paul's in Wellington regularly hosts a wide variety of ceremonies, exhibitions and cultural events of all kinds.  Look no further than the warmth and tranquillity of this beautiful place.

Dinner at Old St Paul's

Highwic

Quintessential Victorian elegance located right in the heart of Newmarket, Highwic offers a central but private and very flexible venue for corporate events, personal occasions, and photography.  The spacious lawn allows for a marquee and there's plenty of on-site parking.

Driving history

Waikato War

Waikato War Driving tour

Take this Waikato War Driving Tour including apps, audio files, and map and explore the places of the 1863-64 War, listen to how the war unfolded, and relive key moments while you stand on the sites.

Plan a trip

Use the Places map to plan your own journey through history, whether you're looking for a road trip of several days or just an afternoon adventure.

Art Deco meets Highwic