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TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

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Address: 72 Hillsborough Road, Auckland 1042, New Zealand
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+64 9-639 2010
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A hidden treasure

Off the beaten track, you're not likely to find this just driving by. There's only a small sign, then a drive past some homes, up to the top. Set in a hidden park and overlooking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off the beaten track, you're not likely to find this just driving by. There's only a small sign, then a drive past some homes, up to the top. Set in a hidden park and overlooking Onehunga and Manukau.

Thank davidV1642TR
Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you're not a lover of contemporary art, you should visit this fine gallery housed in a beautiful old mansion. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, this is a must-see in Auckland. After your done, sit down and relax in the cafe.

Thank FKQ
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102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

this is a great place to see the house and the grounds are great and Huge ancient trees has a great art in side the building it different but a great one so take the wife or the girlfriend there plus has a great coffee shop nice cakes

Thank Glen S
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is an exceptional Gallery. James Wallace has made a very significant contribution towards encouraging young New Zealand artists and by collecting theie work over many years. This is quite diferent from the collection strategy of publicly funded galleries. The setting is splendid showing off Auckland volcani geological heritage.

Thank William B
Wellington, New Zealand
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531 reviews
303 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016

While the contemporary pieces inside the house and the sculptures in the garden might not be to everybody's taste they are interesting enough - add on the lovely building and the grounds (and the sensible cafe) and this is a great visit. The colonial mansion and the lovely grounds with some nice views are a charming oasis in a frantic... More 

Thank AllanJGJ
Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016

I'd lived in Auckland for 19 years before finding out about Pah Homestead. Fortuitously a very culturally wise friend mentioned it, and it turned out to be only a couple of suburbs from where I am now living. It is a beautiful building, still situated in expansive grounds, including decent off-road car parking. The only negative to the homestead being... More 

Thank S S
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96 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

great place to visit lots of unusual art, great grounds best food and one of the nicest cups of English tea you will find anywhere outside the UK,my tip is spend a couple of hours have lunch or breakfast make a afternoon of it,kids also love it,one of Auckland's little secrets,

Thank Gary M
Mankato, Minnesota
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417 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Get out of the city center and head with bus #299 on K. Road and head to the Wallace for an afternoon of Kiwi art, history and a bite to eat. It's FREE! The park surrounding the center is lovely and the house has a rich history. It is a lovely excursion out of the city proper. the gift shop... More 

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New Zealand
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

We had a lovely lunch from the menu, with prompt service and reasonably priced. The art is rather avant guard, but housed in a beautiful historic house, so worth wandering through just for the architecture. The grounds of the house are expansive and we'll worth a wander. There is a good sized car park with large grassed areas for kids... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2016

It's not in the centre of Auckland but it is worth an hour or two of your time if you are interested in history, architecture, landscaped gardens or modern painting, photography and sculpting. Huge ancient trees, rolling lawns, a splendid old mansion were for us the main attraction. About ten rooms and corridors are devoted to paintings and photography, with... More 

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