Filming and photography

Alberton’s exterior and interior locations provide a range of opportunities for film and photo shoots and have been featured in numerous productions for film, television, commercials and fashion shoots.

The front steps, verandah and second floor balcony with balustrades, ornate fretwork and Indian inspired turrets are the house’s most photogenic architectural features. Inside, rooms of interest include the colonial kitchen, Victorian dining, drawing  & ballrooms, a gentleman’s study, a library, a sewing room and nursery. The attics and washroom with its stable equipment and original brick well have a rustic vintage charm. 

  • Alberton viewed from the garden

    Indian-inspired verandahs and turrets lend Alberton extra elegance.  Image: Ian Rushton.

  • Flilm shoot at Alberton

    A film shoot gets underway at Alberton. Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Drawing room at Alberton

    Alberton's intimate drawing room sets the mood.  Image: Steve Burgess

  • Alberton's kitchen

    The kitchen complete with period pieces has seen action in movies.  Image: Steve Burgess

  • Setting up for an event

    The less glamorous but no less important setting up for a function.  Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga