Our properties

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga proudly cares for 45 heritage properties throughout the motu. View the full list here.

Visit

Many of our award-winning heritage properties are open to the public. Explore the list below or see Visit Heritage for the properties with the richest visitor experiences.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is a member of Tohu Whenua, a visitor programme highlighting the places that have shaped our nation.

Collections

With over 70,000 objects spread across 22 historic properties, including the country's oldest building, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga cares for a combined collection of national significance.

See our Collections page to start exploring.

Venue hire

Many of our properties are available to hire for weddings, film shoots, meetings and other occasions. Browse the selection below to find the property that's right for you.

Our properties

Te Tai Tokerau | Northland
Clendon House

14 Parnell Street
Rawene 0470

List No. 73

14 Parnell Street
Rawene 0470

List No. 73

Kerikeri Mission Station (Kemp House and the Stone Store)

246 Kerikeri Road
Kerikeri 0230

Kemp House: List No. 2 

Stone Store: List No. 5

246 Kerikeri Road
Kerikeri 0230

Kemp House: List No. 2 

Stone Store: List No. 5

Māngungu Mission

107 Motukiore Road
Horeke 0475

List No. 75

107 Motukiore Road
Horeke 0475

List No. 75

Pompallier Mission and Printery

5 The Strand
On the waterfront
Russell 0202

List No. 4

5 The Strand
On the waterfront
Russell 0202

List No. 4

Ruatuna

441 Tinopai Road
Tinopai 0593

List No. 7

441 Tinopai Road
Tinopai 0593

List No. 7

Te Waimate Mission

344 Te Ahu Ahu Road
Waimate North 0472

List No. 3

344 Te Ahu Ahu Road
Waimate North 0472

List No. 3

Edmonds Ruins

Edmonds Road
Kerikeri Inlet
Kerikeri

Edmonds Road
Kerikeri Inlet
Kerikeri

Kaipara North Head Lighthouse

Kaipara North Head
Pouto 0391

Kaipara North Head
Pouto 0391

Kerikeri Mission Station
Māngungu Mission
Clendon House
Pompallier Mission and Printery
Ruatuna
Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland
Alberton

100 Mt Albert Road
Mt Albert, Auckland 1025

List No. 26

100 Mt Albert Road
Mt Albert, Auckland 1025

List No. 26

Highwic

40 Gillies Avenue
Newmarket, Auckland 1023

List No. 18

40 Gillies Avenue
Newmarket, Auckland 1023

List No. 18

Ewelme Cottage

14 Ayr Street
Parnell, Auckland 1052

List No. 15

14 Ayr Street
Parnell, Auckland 1052

List No. 15

Melanesian Mission

40-44 Tamaki Drive
Mission Bay
Auckland

40-44 Tamaki Drive
Mission Bay
Auckland

Te puku o te ika a Māui | Central North Island
Hurworth Cottage

906 Carrington Road
New Plymouth 4371

List No. 144

906 Carrington Road
New Plymouth 4371

List No. 144

Opotaka

Te Ponanga Saddle Road
Otukou 3382

Te Ponanga Saddle Road
Otukou 3382

Thames School of Mines

Corner of Brown and Cochrane Streets
Thames 3500

List No. 132

Corner of Brown and Cochrane Streets
Thames 3500

List No. 132

Runanga Stockade

Napier-Taupo Highway

Napier-Taupo Highway

Tikirere Mill Race

Te Moehau Road
Moawhango

Te Moehau Road
Moawhango

Alexandra Redoubt

Bellot Street
Pirongia 3802

Bellot Street
Pirongia 3802

Te Pōrere Redoubts

State Highway 47
(26kms southwest of Tūrangi)
Tongariro

 

State Highway 47
(26kms southwest of Tūrangi)
Tongariro

 

Opotaka
Thames School of Mines
Hurworth Cottage
Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington
Antrim House

63 Boulcott Street
Wellington 6011

List No. 208

63 Boulcott Street
Wellington 6011

List No. 208

Old Government Buildings

55 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6011

List No. 37

55 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6011

List No. 37

Old St Paul's

34 Mulgrave Street
Pipitea
Wellington 6011

List No. 38

34 Mulgrave Street
Pipitea
Wellington 6011

List No. 38

Pencarrow Lighthouse

Pencarrow Head
8km from Eastbourne
Wellington 5013

List No. 34

Pencarrow Head
8km from Eastbourne
Wellington 5013

List No. 34

Upper Hutt Blockhouse

Blockhouse Lane, off McHardie Street
Trentham
Upper Hutt 5018

List No. 207

Blockhouse Lane, off McHardie Street
Trentham
Upper Hutt 5018

List No. 207

Chevening Flats

90 Salamanca Road
Kelburn
Wellington

90 Salamanca Road
Kelburn
Wellington

Turnbull House

25-27 Bowen Street
Wellington Central – Pipitea
Wellington

25-27 Bowen Street
Wellington Central – Pipitea
Wellington

Antrim House
Old Government Buildings
Old St Paul's
Pencarrow Lighthouse
Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Māui | Northern South Island
Rai Valley Cottage

Opouri Road
Carluke
Rai Valley

Opouri Road
Carluke
Rai Valley

Waitaha | Canterbury
Fyffe House

62 Avoca Street
Kaikōura 7300

List No. 238

62 Avoca Street
Kaikōura 7300

List No. 238

Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House

83 Clyde Road
Ilam
Christchurch 8041

List No. 9325

83 Clyde Road
Ilam
Christchurch 8041

List No. 9325

Lyttelton Timeball

2 Reserve Terrace
Lyttelton
Christchurch 8082

Originally List No. 43

2 Reserve Terrace
Lyttelton
Christchurch 8082

Originally List No. 43

Levels Cottage

411 Pleasant Point Highway
Levels

411 Pleasant Point Highway
Levels

Te Manunui Rock Art Site

215-275 Frenchmans Gully Road
Maungati

215-275 Frenchmans Gully Road
Maungati

The Cuddy

27 State Highway 82
Hakataramea Highway (Waimate-Kurow)
Te Waimate Station
Waimate

27 State Highway 82
Hakataramea Highway (Waimate-Kurow)
Te Waimate Station
Waimate

Cotons' Cottage

Cotons Road
Hororata

Cotons Road
Hororata

Craigmore Rock Shelter

Moa Road
Maungati 7972

Moa Road
Maungati 7972

Lyttelton Timeball
Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House
Fyffe House
Te Tai Poutini | West Coast
Hokitika Government Buildings

14 Sewell Street
Hokitika

14 Sewell Street
Hokitika

Ōtākou | Otago
Clarks Mill

State Highway 1
1017 Alma-Maheno Highway
Maheno
Ōamaru 9492

List No. 346

State Highway 1
1017 Alma-Maheno Highway
Maheno
Ōamaru 9492

List No. 346

Historic Hayes

39 Hayes Road,
Oturehua
Otago 9387

List No. 330

39 Hayes Road,
Oturehua
Otago 9387

List No. 330

Matanaka

Private road - Matanaka Drive,
off Edinburgh Street,
Waikouaiti

List No. 7787

Private road - Matanaka Drive,
off Edinburgh Street,
Waikouaiti

List No. 7787

Ophir Post Office

53 Swindon Street
Ophir
Otago 9393

List No. 341

53 Swindon Street
Ophir
Otago 9393

List No. 341

Totara Estate

State Highway 1
565 Alma-Maheno Highway
8km south of Ōamaru
Ōamaru 9492

List No. 7066

State Highway 1
565 Alma-Maheno Highway
8km south of Ōamaru
Ōamaru 9492

List No. 7066

Clarks Mill
Historic Hayes
Ophir Post Office
Totara Estate
Murihiku | Southland
Masonic Hall (Former)

32 Kelvin Street
Invercargill 

32 Kelvin Street
Invercargill 

Our venues
Pompallier Mission and Printery
Te Tai Tokerau | Northland

Located on the waterfront in romantic Russell, Pompallier Mission and Printery is just a short stroll from the town’s historic churches and world class catering outlets.

Pompallier’s Garden of Significance provides the ideal setting for your wedding ceremony, while the distinctive French architecture makes a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony. Our heritage orchard and parkland hillside offer numerous options to capture lifelong memories.

Alberton
Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

Alberton is one of Auckland's most popular heritage venues for garden weddings and wedding photography. It is ideal for corporate cocktail parties, outdoor concerts, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries and as a meeting venue for companies and non-profit organisations.  

Alberton caters for a wide range of activities from six people in a formal dining room or meeting setting, to a picnic venue for small groups out in the garden.

This lovely historic place provides an inspiring location for filming and photography.

You can contact us on (09) 846 7367 or through the email link below.

Weddings

  • up to 100 people for an outdoor wedding
  • up to 70 people for a seated meal

Meetings and corporate functions

  • up to 70 delegates theatre style and 40 seated boardroom style

 

Highwic
Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

Highwic is one of New Zealand’s finest examples of Carpenter Gothic architecture and provides a spectacular heritage setting for your next event. Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate event, celebration of life, or meeting, Highwic is the perfect venue for your upcoming function. Highwic offers many unique and charming spaces such as the 1880s Drawing Room, the Billiard House as well as award-winning heritage gardens.

Highwic is also available for commercial filming and photography, as well as wedding/special occasion professional photography. Large wood panelled rooms offer opportunities for a period setting or can be dressed for a more contemporary look. While the expansive grounds with winding paths, award-winning heritage gardens and fernery all provide a picture-perfect backdrop.

Weddings and functions:

  • up to 60 people for a formal dinner 
  • up to 90 people for a cocktail reception
  • marquee space for up to 100 people
  • onsite parking for up to 20 cars

Meetings:

  • up to 40 people theatre-style
  • up to 40 people at round tables
Old St Paul's
Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington

Welcoming, elegant and tranquil, Old St Paul’s is the ideal venue for your cultural event or celebration.

Weddings:

Funerals

Old St Paul’s is a serene, peaceful and special place to celebrate the life of your loved one. The church is non-denominational, offering flexibility in the ways you can honour your family member.

Christenings

Old St Paul’s is a consecrated, non-denominational church, ideal for a religious christening or a naming ceremony. Especially fitting is the beautiful stone baptismal font.

Concerts and performances

  • seating for up to 460 people
  • grand piano or pipe organ
  • bar license
  • staging options
  • audio visual system
Antrim House
Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington

Please note: Antrim House is currently unavailable due to restoration work.

Situated back from the street and removed from downtown bustle, Antrim House provides a peaceful setting for meetings and private functions during normal business hours.

Facilities

  • seats up to 16 guests for boardroom meetings
  • up to 40 for theatre-style meetings

Equipment

  • electronic whiteboard

Catering

We work closely with a number of very experienced and professional catering companies who are familiar with the facilities available at Antrim House.

Ōtautahi Christchurch
Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House

Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House offers a breath-taking backdrop for any special function or event. Our spaces range from landscaped gardens, historic verandas, large reception rooms and exclusive garden marquees.

The house has an idyllic garden setting perfect for wedding ceremonies, family occasions, private parties or corporate functions.

For more information, call us on +64 3 341 1360 or email us through the link below.

The Cedar Room

  • table seating for 6-8 people
  • dinner reception for 6-8 people

The Camellia Room

  • up to 55 people theatre style

The Peasgood Room

  • up to 12 people boardroom style
  • up to 15 on three round tables
  • up to 28 for standing reception
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