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40 Gillies Avenue | Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-524 5729
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Special example of colonial living

Located very near to the bustling shopping area of Newmarket, this special example of colonial... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2016
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
For History Lovers

Highwic is a beautifully presented historical attraction with lovely grounds. The house has a warm... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2016
john j
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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40 Gillies Avenue | Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-524 5729
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Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Located very near to the bustling shopping area of Newmarket, this special example of colonial living is highly recommended to view. Each room has been beautifully maintained utilising the original furniture and trimmings of the household. The opportunity to wander through the house freely is...More

1  Thank PetCow101
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Highwic is a beautifully presented historical attraction with lovely grounds. The house has a warm presence and charm typical of this type of dwelling, and it has been cared for beautifully. Highwic is used for private functions from business affairs (Marques erected on the grounds),...More

1  Thank john j
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

On arrival we were not sure where to park. However, on driving full circle around the property note there is a side entrance and this leads to car parking facilities. The front entrance is too narrow for cars etc. As members of the U.K. National...More

1  Thank lottie1909
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Went here to see the house - it's in a sad and dreary state and rapidly becoming a stale relic from a distant past. Couldn't help thinking that while we went around that there surely could be a better use for such a stunning old...More

Thank TFMS-Esq
Reviewed 18 April 2015

One of Auckland's finest historic places. Recently re-furbished to its original state, Built in the 1860's and well worth a visit - open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am 4.30pm. Has huge garden area with many outside sculptors

1  Thank Graeme H
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We had visited Highwic before but came back with family visiting Auckland - for those who enjoy visiting historic sites a visit to Highwic is both enjoyable and educational. Staff shared knowledge but also knew when to step back and let you explore and enjoy.

1  Thank Tintin4
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We'd driven past this place a hundred times, we didn't know it was hidden behind the high hedge on Gillies Ave by the traffic lights at the motorway offramp southbound. Glad we know now though. Its a wonderful old Auckland mansion from yesteryear, which is...More

2  Thank YnotNorthofAuckland
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I hadn't been here for years and went with my daughter and grandchildren on Sunday. The two children were not keen but once they arrived were enchanted. The eleven year old went home and read the booklet that we bought from cover to cover. This...More

2  Thank FastHelen
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Highwic is a historic site situated near Newmarket, a bustling and busy suburb and shopping area of central Auckland. It it easy to get to this tourist venue because there are many different bus routes that feed into Newmarket along with the train station there....More

3  Thank giniaw14
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We had 1 day in Auckland and we chose Highwic as 1 of 2 places to see. We were not disappointed. The structure was quite large and impressive, particularly for its time. The owners were well off and it showed in the furnishings and ballroom....More

4  Thank GrahamJBeenleigh
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Dorothy C
what is the parking at Highwic?
30 September 2015|
Response from Wayne L |
Yes there is parking available.