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 a guided tour, or self guide, ask us about behind-the-scenes tours, and taking part in other limited access activities (find your inner child!).
Pre-booked adult group rate for PROBUS, U3A, rest homes, garden groups etc: $8 per adult.
Introduction – the history of the house and Buckland family.
- Self-guided tour of the house and gardens.
Please allow 1½ to 2 hours for the visit.
We also offer morning and afternoon tea options for adult groups of tea, coffee, and a scone served in the Billiard House, for an additional charge of $10 per person.
Payment can be made on the day by cheque or cash, or you can be invoiced.
Cheques should be made out to Highwic – Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Please leave the amount blank until exact numbers have been calculated and agreed on the day of your visit.
Cancellation less than a week before the visit will incur a cancellation fee of $75.
- 40 Gillies Avenue - enter from Mortimer Pass
- A small amount of parking is available on site for our visitors
- Wednesday - Sunday
- 10.30am - 4.30pm
- Last admission into the house at 3.45pm.
- Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Children under 18: Free. Maximum of four per paying adult.
Onsite parking available. Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.