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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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 Good Friday and Christmas Day
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.