Aerial view of Alberton house with suburbia in the background.

Group Visits

Step back in time to discover how the well-to-do lived in late 1800s colonial Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. Highwic offers a view of the way of life in Aotearoa New Zealand and a window to our colonial heritage. Our guides will introduce you to the history of the Victorian house and members of the Buckland family before you explore the house and gardens.

Our group tours are great for adults, university students and personal groups including English as a second language students.

Duration: Please allow 1.5 - 2 hours for your visit

*Please note during traffic lights red and orange we are not providing food for group tours.


We offer a special group rate for pre-booked group tours.

Group visits: $8.00 per adult (minimum 10 people or normal entry fees apply)


Morning or afternoon tea can be arranged for community* group visits. For an additional $10.00 per person (total cost of $18.00 per person for visit and refreshments) we can serve tea, coffee, and a scone (or similar) in the Billiard House. Advance notice and booking are essential for this option.

*Community groups include: PROBUS, U3A, rest homes, garden groups, etc.

General information

We take payments on the day by EFTPOS, cash or we are happy to provide an invoiced.

Cancellation less than a week before the visit will incur a cancellation fee of $75. Cancellations due to Covid alert level changes do not incur a fee.

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To make a booking or for any questions, please contact us at  Highwic on (09) 524 5729 or email

If you would like to organise a group tour for children or school groups, please contact for more information.