Highwic holiday fun - ANZAC biscuits


Highwic’s beautifully restored coal range will be fired up ready for kids to make their own ANZAC biscuits on the coal range – just like their great-grandmothers did during the First World War.  Places are limited over two sessions, so please book early.  Suitable for primary age children 7 and over.

Baking at Highwic
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Originally a hard, long keeping biscuit that needed dunking, today’s recipes are sweeter and softer.

Keep with tradition by making biscuits the old way on Highwic’s coal range.

No added electricity.

Event Details


  • Thursday 27 April (three sessions)
  • Sessions commence at 11.00am. 12.30pm, and 2.00pm

How Much?

Child admission - baking: $5.00 Maximum four children per adult. Adult admission: $10.00

Make a Booking

Limited to 10 participants per session so booking is essential.  Contact Highwic on (09) 524 5729 or highwiceducation@heritage.org.nz

Baking activity suited for children over 7 years.


  • 40 Gillies Avenue
  • Enter from Mortimer Pass
  • Newmarket
  • Auckland
  • 1023

Contact Information

Opening Hours

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


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