Membership Benefits

As a member of Heritage New Zealand - you are entitled to a range of unique benefits. Check this site to obtain up-to-date information - new benefits are being added regularly.  To obtain these benefits from the providers, you will need to produce your valid membership card.  Occasionally, another form of identification may be required.  Heritage New Zealand does not provide electronic or other verification of your membership details for immediate use to obtain benefits from third party providers (including entry to international properties) while you wait delivery of your membership card.

Name change

From 14 April 2014, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga was renamed "Heritage New Zealand".  A new membership card has been designed that reflects the new name and branding and still entitles you to the same benefits.  

As your membership falls due for renewal, you'll receive the new-look card.  Meanwhile, don't worry, you can continue to use the NZHPT-branded card to access membership benefits for as long as it's valid.

Heritage New Zealand Benefits

  • FREE subscription to the our award-winning quarterly magazine, Heritage New Zealand
  • FREE entry to all Heritage New Zealand properties throughout New Zealand*
  • 10% discount on all merchandise purchased at Heritage New Zealand properties throughout New Zealand, and including our Online Shop.
* Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events and exhibitions, for parking, and the use of other amenities.

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Cultural Attractions

Museum of Wellington City and Sea , Wellington

Members of Heritage New Zealand can join the Wellington Museum of City and Sea's The Poneke History Club for $10 off the standard annual fee for all categories of membership.  Membership of The Poneke History Club includes regular e-newsletters, and invitations to special members' events at Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Cable Car Museum and Colonial Cottage Museum.  For more information, visit the Museums Wellington website, or phone (04) 472 8904.

Te Wairoa the Buried Village, Rotorua 

10% discount off admission to the Buried Village and Te Wairoa Museum.  For more information, see the website or phone (07) 326 8287. Closed Christmas Day.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra offers members a 15% discount off tickets to all subscription concerts in the orchestra’s current programme.  To obtain your discount, just request the “Heritage Discount” when making bookings at any Ticketek, Ticket Direct or Ticketmaster outlet, and show your valid membership card when you collect your tickets.  The offer is valid for all single ticket purchases to subscription series concerts and does not apply to other multiple ticket prices, child or rush prices.  This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other offers from the NZSO or its partner organisations.  For a copy of the NZSO’s programme, visit the website or call toll free on 0800 4 SYMPHONY (0800 479 674).

Domestic travel, accommodation, and activities

Antigua Boatsheds 

50% discount on boat hire for up to one hour on the Avon River, Christchurch for Heritage New Zealand members. For reservations please call (03) 366 5885. For more information, please visit the website. Offer valid until 30 April 2017.

Arcadia Lodge Boutique B & B

Arcadia Lodge Boutique B & B is a historic landmark house in the Bay of Islands overlooking Matauwhi Bay in Russell, Bay of Islands.  Arcadia offers Heritage New Zealand members 10% off the rack rates from October to May. For further information please visit the website: www.arcadialodge.co.nz  or email arcadialodge@gmail.com or phone 09 403 7756. Please quote your membership number when booking and show your card on arrival.

Braemar on Parliament Street, Auckland 

20% discount off the rack rates from 1 April - 30 September and 10% from 1 October - 31 March. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Membership card must be presented on arrival. Braemar is a historic Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Auckland City. For more information phone (09) 377 5463 or visit the website.

Burnside Homestead, Oamaru 

Stay two nights and get the third night free in this Victorian country mansion set in an historic estate. Offer valid for off-season (May-September) and all year round for weeknights. For more information or reservations, phone (03) 432 4194, or visit the website.

CQ Wellington: Comfort and Quality Hotels Wellington 

15% off room rates at these heritage properties located at 213-223 Cuba Street. Please quote your membership number when making reservations and present your membership card on arrival. The discount is subject to room availability and does not apply during times of special events in Wellington (e.g. Rugby Sevens, All Black matches). For more information telephone (04) 385 2156, or email info@cqwellington.com. Valid to 31 January 2016.

Havelock House B & B, Havelock North

10% discount on accommodation when staying 2 nights in a colonial-style homestead in the Hawkes Bay. 20 minutes from Art Deco Napier, close to Duart House and Black Barn. For reservations email: dianaarnold@xtra.co.nz or phone (06) 877 5439 or visit the website www.havelockhouse.co.nz. Please quote your Heritage New Zealand membership number when making a reservation. Offer excludes January – February, Horse of the Year Show (HOY) and Easter & Christmas public holidays.  Please show current membership card on arrival.

Heaven Under the Moon, Waiuku (Auckland) 

10% discount off 2 nights' accommodation or 5% discount off a weekend retreat in this elegant country retreat, built in 1900. Membership card must be presented on arrival. For reservations ph (09) 235 1588.

The Historic Stone House Inn, Queenstown 

20% discount off the rack rate in a boutique apartment in a historic 1874 house built from Otago stone. Subject to availability. For reservations telphone (03) 442 9812. Please present your Heritage New Zealand membership card on arrival. For more information, visit the website.

Jailhouse Accommodation, Christchurch 

10% discount off the normal room rate. Jailhouse accommodation is the former (newly renovated) Addington Prison built in 1874. For more reservations phone (03) 982 7777, or visit the website

Larnach Castle, Dunedin 

Enjoy the view from New Zealand's castle, set in beautiful grounds.  Show your membership card at the Ballroom Cafe and receive a complimentary tea or coffee. Offer valid until 30 April 2018. For more information, visit the website.

McCormick House Luxury Bed & Breakfast, Picton

15% discount off normal room rates from May to November in this historic property built by an early pioneer and set in large native gardens. Members also receive a free Picton foreshore heritage walk information brochure, free entry to Picton Musuem and free admission to the Edwin Fox Maritime Musuem For more information or reservations, phone (03) 573 5253, or visit the website www.mccormickhouse.co.nz. Please advise your membership number when making reservations and show your current membership card on arrival. McCormick House is not suitable for children and does not have disabled access.

Pen-y-Bryn Lodge, Oamaru

15% discount off normal room rates during the high season (October-April) and 10% during the winter season (May -September).  Reputed to be the largest single-storey timber dwelling in Australasia, the house has kept true to its Victorian heritage and today offers discerning guests the perfect combination of old world elegance and modern amenities.  For more information or to make a reservation, visit the website www.penybryn.co.nz, or by phoning (03) 434 7939, or send an email to stay@penybryn.co.nz.  Please advise your membership number when making reservations and show your current membership card on arrival.

Stafford Villa, Auckland 

20% off the rack rates from 1 April - 30 Sept and 10% from 1 October - 31 March. Please quote your membership number when making reservations. Stafford Villa is a gracious Victorian villa operating as a luxury bed and breakfast, located in Birkenhead Point minutes from downtown Auckland. For more information or reservations phone (09) 418 3022, email, or visit the website.

Teichelmann's Bed & Breakfast, Hokitika

10% discount to members off normal room rate, offer does not apply during the Wildfoods Festival weekend. For more information or for reservations phone (03) 755 8232 or visit the website. Please quote your Heritage New Zealand membership number when making reservations.

Terrace Villas, Wellington 

10% discount off accommodation in exclusive fully serviced character apartments in central Wellington (subject to availability). For reservations or more information ph (04) 920 2020 or visit the website.

Victoria Railway Hotel, Invercargill 

Victoria Railway Hotel and Gerrard's Restaurant offers members (subject to room availability) a 15% discount off the rack rate in this Category 1-listed 1896 Victorian style Railway Hotel. For reservations phone 03 218 1281 or email vrhotel@xtra.co.nz. Please present your membership card on arrival. For more information visit the website.

Home Improvement

Resene Paints Limited 

25% discount off full retail price of Resene Premium Paints (250ml - 4L), 10% discount off the full retail price of Resene Premium paints (10L), 25% discount off full retail price of wallpaper and 20% discount off full retail price of accessories. The offer is available at wholly Resene-owned ColorShops and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Product information and contact details for Resene ColorShops is available from their website. Please note that Resene reserves the right to review the discounts offered.

Professional Services

Architectural Building Conservation Limited

Architectural Building Conservation Limited are specialists in all aspects of repair and maintenance of historic buildings, monuments, statues and memorials. They offer expert advice from initial consultation through to the finished project. Architectural Building Conservation Ltd is offering Heritage New Zealand personal members a 10% discount on all products and services.

To discuss this offer please call: 0800 777998 or visit the website: www.abconservation.co.nz

Holmes Consulting Group

Holmes Consulting Group is offering to all Heritage New Zealand members a free walk-down of your historic commercial building to determine if high tech analysis would be beneficial for minimising the extent of any intrusive seismic retrofit necessary to bring your building up to code. Please visit the website: www.holmesgroup.com or email lisal@holmesgroup.com. Note: commercial buildings only.

Maynard Marks Limited

Maynard Marks is a professional property and building consultancy offering a wide range of specialist services to residential and commercial property owners and occupiers. Heritage New Zealand members are offered their first consultation regarding any professional service offered by the company free of charge. One free consultation per membership. The subject property may be located anywhere in New Zealand, but the consultation must be at Maynard Marks Auckland office (bring proof of your Heritage New Zealand membership). Offer excludes provision of any site visits or written reports, and any follow-up is subject to acceptance of a formal Offer of Service. Maynard Marks Limited terms and conditions apply.

Find out more about property and building services on their website www.maynardmarks.co.nz, call (09) 912 2550 or email office@maynardmarks.co.nz

Visiting Rights to Overseas Heritage Places

Members of Heritage New Zealand are entitled to free or reduced admission* to hundreds of historic properties around the world as a result of reciprocal visiting agreements in place between Heritage New Zealand and other overseas heritage organisations. This applies only to normal property admission and does not include parking or the use of other amenities where charges may apply.

Please note that the organisations listed here do not necessarily operate all of the heritage properties in the country where they are located. Some heritage properties are operated by organisations with which we do not have visiting agreements and therefore will charge you admission. 

Members can visit most properties operated by the following overseas heritage organisations free of charge* upon presentation of their NZHPT/Heritage New Zealand membership card. In some cases, a reduced-price admission applies, and some properties may be excluded from the visiting agreement. Check the relevant organisation's website for further information regarding admission, opening hours and other details of the places you wish to visit.

* Surcharges apply for parking, use of other amenities, and at times of special exhibitions and events.  Your Heritage New Zealand membership card is not a parking permit and does not entitle you to free or reduced cost parking at historic places cared for by these heritage organisations.

Note: free admission for Heritage New Zealand members does not apply at all properties managed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Kykuit (50% discount), Lower East Side Tenement Museum (20% discount). Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio (no discount) and Robie House (no discount). 

Heritage New Zealand members receive the same preferential rates offered to National Trust for Historic Preservation members at participating Historic Hotels of America via this website

Note: conditions apply - rates vary, are subject to availability, and advance reservations are required; blackout dates may apply; the member rate must be requested; the member rate is not applicable to groups nor to be used with any other offer; a valid membership card must be presented upon check-in or the hotel may charge full rate.