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Address: 72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland 1345, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 639 2010
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A Grand Old Lady

This is one of the grand old houses of Auckland which has the added attraction of being a well curated art gallery together with a cafe with views to do for. Sit on the verandah... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of the grand old houses of Auckland which has the added attraction of being a well curated art gallery together with a cafe with views to do for. Sit on the verandah with a coffee,enjoy the view, talk about the art you've just seen and daydream about a member of the 19th century landed gentry

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Beautiful building, and a fun collection of art, everyone should be able to find something of beauty here. The grounds, cafe and shop are all great and the veranda of this beautiful building is a fabulous place to have a cuppa. If you are visiting Auckland, you have a car and like seeing things of beauty, this is a must... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A wonderful setting and a fantastic meal, especially enjoyed by someone who is not able to go out very often. All but one of the staff were helpful and accomodating, except for one, but that is a big exception, as all orders are taken at the counter, where that staff member is based. Not only unfriendly but with an apparently... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Wallace Arts Centre is situated inside the historic Pah Homestead, set in the grounds of one of Auckland's best kept secrets, Monte Cecilia park. The arts centre showcases some of New Zealand's best local internationally known artists & is certainly worth visiting.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a beautiful building filled with a wonderful and varied collection of contemporary New Zealand art works. Lunch and coffee at the cafe was pleasant enough and certainly tasty...possibly a little light for the price? Extensive, manicured grounds surrounding the building are an added bonus. This is really a pearl and worth a visit, particularly for art buffs.

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Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Built in the 1870's now houses art work and changing exhibitions with a Gift shop. A café onsite caters for inside and outside seating on the verandah with a peaceful setting. Has large grounds with rare and exotic trees and outside artwork. Good parking and well worth a visit.

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Lower Hutt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Visited recently. Unfortunately did not get to appreciate the homestead ,grounds or exhibition due to lack of time. Worth a return visit from what was seen. However next time will steer clear of the overpriced cafe and its exceptionally rude staff! Never experienced anything like it before. Had we not been meeting relatives for afternoon tea would have left. They... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A visit to the historic Pah Homestead in Hillsborough, Auckland is multifaceted. Visitors are able to explore the 136 year old heritage home and learn a little of it’s history; view a collection of the art of many well-known NZ career artists; wander the picturesque grounds of Monte Cecilia Park to enjoy large are rare exotic trees and views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I couldn't find the actual homestead listed on Trip Advisor but the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre is housed within The Pah Homestead. If your into old buildings this is a must see. This magnificent homestead was built between 1877 and 1879. It was the largest and most expensive house in Auckland at the time of its build. Entry is... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautifully renovated with an ever changing art collection, eclectic, interesting and thoughtful. Lovely helpful staff, nice cafe and grounds, and we even purchased a piece from the shop. Really enjoyable outing,easy parking, fab loos also. Cafe was busy, seating on the verandah -- seems to be the default lunch option also for the yummy mummies and oldie brigade. Good place... More 

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