An elegant residence with a nod to the Raj, home to socialite suffragettes, high tea and ballroom capers, and a delight to all who enter.


Auckland’s most romantic timber mansion has an extensive collection of original artefacts and a gorgeous heritage garden.   

Beginning life as a farmhouse in 1863, Alberton was later expanded to eighteen rooms with a strongly Indian-influenced theme in the decorative verandas and towers. 

Famous in the latter part of the 19th century for its balls, hunts, garden parties and musical occasions, Alberton today is renowned as one of the best places to experience authentic, gracious colonial living in New Zealand.

Experience grandeur, Auckland-style at a party house for the colonial elite.
  • Alberton by night

    Alberton enchantingly lit at night by Son et Lumiere.  Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Time for tea at Alberton

    High tea at Alberton is always an occasion. Don your finery and join us for our next teas in March 2016! Tickets are available on Eventfinda now. Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Alberton viewed from the garden

    Alberton is a  grand 1863 timber mansion with Indian inspired verandahs and turrets.  Image: John Rushton.

  • Green Heart jewellery

    Green Heart jewellery, handmade from remnants of the house's broken tea party china, is for sale in the house’s quaint gift shop the Verandah Store. Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Icicle lights at Alberton

    A beautiful summer soirée in the garden. The house is available for private functions such as birthdays, engagement parties, bridal and baby showers and anniversaries. Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • School group stepping back in time

    Step back in time and experience what life was like. Alberton is open for school visits, providing learning opportunities through a range of interactive activities. Image: Heritage New Zealand


  • 100 Mt Albert Road
  • Mt Albert
  • Auckland
  • 1025

Contact Information

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Sunday
  • 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.


Adults: $10 Children free Unaccompanied children $3.50 Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.