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Highwic

40 Gillies Avenue | Epsom, Auckland Central, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-524 5729
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A bit out of town

We're members of the UK National Trust so we got free entry here. It didn't take long to go round... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cngj
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Beautifully kept 1860s home

Picked up a 'Historic Auckland' leaflet in our hotel and we walked over to Highwic from Anzac... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
Jane W
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Get a feel for the lives of the prosperous Victorian family who owned this splendid timber Gothic house with fine gardens.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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40 Gillies Avenue | Epsom, Auckland Central, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're members of the UK National Trust so we got free entry here. It didn't take long to go round, following the paper guide sheet, plus plenty of information in the first room you start in about the history of the house and the family....More

Thank cngj
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Picked up a 'Historic Auckland' leaflet in our hotel and we walked over to Highwic from Anzac Avenue (through the park) and what a lovely surprise. Only minutes away from the hustle and bustle but the grounds are beautiful and peaceful. After a short introduction...More

1  Thank Jane W
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

This was one of the unexpected highlights of my visit to Auckland. It is only a small house but a beautiful one inside and out. The lady working there was very friendly and gave me an introduction to the history of the house and its...More

Thank geographyguy_11
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

The Highwic is an interesting place to visit. It is not very big are but you can easily spend a few hours enjoying the lovely garden and the insides of the unique house.

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Went to relative's wedding here, and we got chance to walk around inside the house . It is a gem even souvenirs shop provided so many old skool toys, and beautiful charming ladies : Samantha and Beverly were great host that took us to the...More

Thank Riyanni D
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

Came here for a wedding and was told that the guests were able to go into the house. It was a beautiful old house with matching interior. The different rooms all had different personalities and you read the history of the rooms and the items...More

Thank Acineto
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

Im not really into old houses but I found it very interesting how Alfred Buckland and his 21 children lived here from 1862 to the early 1970's. The house is difficult to find we used the GPS on my phone to find the entrance and...More

Thank MrMFreeze
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Reviewed December 5, 2016

This house has its own carpark which we didn't realise so we parked in the street nearby and paid at the machine. It's in a busy area of Newmarket but is up on the hill with a good view. A quiet oasis in all the...More

1  Thank Tangoj63
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

A lovely, well preserved early Auckland home, quiet yet on the fringe of busy Auckland streets. The New Zealand Heritage has done a wonderful job in conserving this must visit!

1  Thank Keith P
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

On Saturday 3 September 2016 I was at Highwic House for conducting a wedding, this venue has really improved with nice grounds and gardens. Parking is very limited so suggest you park in shopping car park. The address is Gillies Avenue but the main entrance...More

Thank Will M
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Dorothy C
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