Adult groups

For adults, university and personal groups including English as a second language students, Highwic provides an extra dimension to the New Zealand way of life and a  window to our colonial heritage. The authentic examples of household technology before electricity open many conversational opportunities. 

Enjoy an introduction with a member of staff, and then a self-guided tour of the house.

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Pre-booked adult group rate for community groups including PROBUS, U3A, rest homes, garden groups etc: $8 per adult.  Minimum group size is 10 persons, maximum is 35.

  1. Introduction – the history of the house and Buckland family.
  2. Self-guided tour of the house and gardens.

Please allow 1½ to 2 hours for the visit.


For adult community groups we can offer morning and afternoon tea options: tea, coffee, and a scone (or similar) served in the Billiard House, for an additional charge of $10 per person (so total cost for the visit becomes $18 per person). Advance notice and booking are essential for this option.

General information

Payment can be made on the day by cash or you can be invoiced. 

Cancellation less than a week before the visit will incur a cancellation fee of $75 unless the cancellation is due to a change in the current Covid alert levels.

Reservation Request

To make a booking or for any questions, please call or email Highwic on (09) 524 5729 or email or


  • 40 Gillies Avenue - enter from Mortimer Pass
  • A small amount of parking is available on site for our visitors
  • Newmarket
  • Auckland
  • 1023

Contact Information

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Sunday
  • 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Last admission into the house at 3.45pm.
  • Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day


Adults: $10 Accompanied children under 18 years: free. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of four children per paying adult. Unaccompanied children 15 years and above and still at school: $8. Onsite parking available. Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.