Photography and filming

Highwic has previously been used as the backdrop for feature films, television shows and advertisements, as well as fashion and magazine photoshoots. The Carpenter Gothic mansion and extensive heritage gardens offer a range of locations for filming and photoshoots.

Highwic is also available for private photography for weddings or other special occasions.

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.

Get in touch

For more information, call Highwic on (09) 524 5729 or email us on

  • Bride in the corridor

    The corridors and rooms of Highwic create the atmosphere and elegance you’re wanting for your photoshoot.  Image: Sweet Events Photography 

  • Highwic as a film set

    From short films to large scale feature film sets, Highwic has been a part of many great opportunities in the past. Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Final touches to the bride

    Showcase your brand in our unique setting, enquire about photoshoot or film opportunities today. Image: The Undefined Photography

  • Daniel Waru photography

    Highwic offers multiple great opportunities for amazing shots.  Image: The Undefined Photography

  • Hair and makeup done on site

    Hair and makeup is often done on site.  Image: Christina Schmidt Photography