Events Ngā huinga

There's always something happening with a heritage theme - at one of the properties we care for, or just other events, activities, operating days and opportunities for you to enjoy some time out.

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Entry fees for members

Members of Heritage New Zealand and members of organisations with which we have a reciprocal visiting agreement, please note that for special events and exhibitions an entry fee or surcharge may apply where normally free entry is available.

Check individual event listings for details.


  • The Enchanted Walk 01/12/2019 - 01/03/2020

    Pixie house

    This summer, grab your pixie ears, pop on your fairy wings and come along to experience the magic of The Enchanted Walk at Alberton!

    Fairies, gnomes and elves have taken up residence in the garden with over 30 secret doors and hidden homes tucked under plants and in tree trunks to be discovered. Enter the colouring competition and bring a painted pebble to add or swap in the Magical Stone Garden.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful setting of the grounds.

    This free community art project by Dizzie Pixie Designs and Rohan Sauvage has been made possible with the support of the Albert-Eden Local Board.

  • Hayes Engineering Operating Days 05/01/2020 - 05/04/2020

    Demonstrating the engineering works

    Come and see Hayes Engineering Works in full operational mode at the special demonstration days over summer.

  • Journeys Framed 06/02/2020

    Journeys Framed

    For Waitangi Day all staffed historic sites run by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga will be open with free entry.

    In the atmospheric setting of Alberton's Victorian ballroom, catch a performance of Journeys Framed,  a unique, short theatre piece of movement and sound, exploring the experience of Pakeha migration to Aotearoa, creatively brought to life by distinguished performers from SeniorsDANCE company. Three performance times - why not enjoy a spot of tea and a savoury or sweet treat on the verandah in the pop-up tea room before or afterwards (self service), or bring a picnic and enjoy the serenity of the garden.

  • Alberton Market Days 10/11/2019 - 12/04/2020

    Alberton Market Day

    Alberton Market Days return for a fourth season!  The fun, family-friendly monthly outdoor Sunday market features speciality produce, and handmade items with music, garden workshops, artisan food stalls and a pop-up tearoom on the verandah at Alberton.  

    Bring the whole family and join us for a leisurely day in Alberton's idyllic garden setting. 

  • Clarks Mill Comes Alive 26/01/2020 - 29/03/2020

    Fenwick School students at Clarks Mill

    Clarks Mill is extending its last Sunday of the month operating events in January, February and March with more to see and do, and extra operating times.  See, hear and feel this historic flour mill come back to life as the machinery rolls into action. Come and explore how wheat is grown, turned in flour and made into our daily bread.  Not only is the Mill operational over the afternoon but the original Millers House, Smokey Joe's and the Vintage Machinery Club will open their doors.   Refreshments available.

  • Collectors Cabinet - Beloved Bears 04/12/2019 - 29/03/2020

    Teddy collector, Karen Staniland

    Fuzzy, fluffy, cute and cuddly! Currently filling the Collector's Cabinet in the ballroom at Alberton is a host of vintage & collectible teddy bears and stuffed animals.

    Belonging to collector Karen Staniland, the toys on display date from the 1930s to today and represent a range of international makers from Europe, Asia, USA and New Zealand. Featuring much loved bears such as Pooh and Paddington and recognisable scenes, the small display is a charming attraction that will add to your visit to the house.

  • Valentine's picnic at Highwic 15/02/2020

    Valentines at Highwic

    Bring a picnic and your loved one to soak up the romantic atmosphere in the beautiful gardens of the rambling Gothic mansion, situated on a rise above the contemporary shopping malls surrounding it.  There will be a cash bar and a band to provide the entertainment. 

    Our Euro-Valentine’s Day band Nouvelle Voix, is the French version of popular VoxNova Gypsy jazz band founded by percussionist Alan MacDonald which performed a sold out concert at Alberton earlier this year. Accompanied by VoxNova violinist Marika Balzat and accordionist Tracey Collins from another of Alan’s bands, Zydecosis, the band will set the perfect tone for a romantic celebration of Valentine’s Day.