Adult groups

Keith Hammett leads sweet pea tour
Exploring Highwic's garden.expand/collapse

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!).

Catering at Highwic
The Billiard Room.expand/collapse


Pre-booked adult group rate for PROBUS, U3A, rest homes, garden groups etc: $8 per adult.

  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.


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.

General information

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.

Reservation Request

Please call or email Highwic with any questions you may have on (09) 524 5729 or email


  • 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.