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Butler Point Whaling Museum

31 Marchant Road | Hihi RD1, Mangonui 0494, New Zealand
+64 800 687 386
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A very Kiwi experience!

Lovely grounds with trees and and views. Easy to find. Old house with many displays, simply... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nelson, New Zealand
Beautiful gardens, too!

We spent a nice afternoon here. The guide was well informed and answered questions patiently. The... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Torrance, California
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We give conducted tours of the Whaling Museum, restored Historic 1840's House and Gardens. We have picnic facilities so you can enjoy the grounds after the tour.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
31 Marchant Road | Hihi RD1, Mangonui 0494, New Zealand
+64 800 687 386
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely grounds with trees and and views. Easy to find. Old house with many displays, simply arranged but well done. Knowledgeable couple who own it. We learned all about whaling, right down to the pots which early whalers used to heat the whale oil. Also...More

Thank WIldCarrot2
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We spent a nice afternoon here. The guide was well informed and answered questions patiently. The history was shared in an interesting way and we also enjoyed a beautiful walk through their stunning gardens along the waters edge. Don't miss the movie- very old footage...More

Thank Deannamand
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Not that there is much effort involved in visiting. I phoned at 9.30 and arranged to visit at 11. Access is through a gate and then a 1km plus unsealed drive, but this is no problem at all. Our guide was Bill, an extremely learned...More

Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visited the Butler Point Whaling Museum on February 21, 2017. Our tour was led by Bill, who is an archaeologist and very knowledgeable about the area, its history, Maori people, and the whaling industry. The museum is amazing: Many whaling artifacts and a thorough...More

1  Thank dfbcolorado
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Our group of 8 arrived by boat and had an enriching experience learning about the Whaling history. The guides were excellent, thank you.

Thank CathyBondiJunction
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A lovely drive through the macadamia orchard followed by a tour full of stories past and present. Lovely house surrounded by enourmous flowering magnolia trees.it was a perfect setting for a family picnic in a relaxing garden.

1  Thank Tanya W
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I would highly recommend the Butler Point Whaling Museum. Our guide was incredibly welcoming and skilled in the art of story telling. It is worth a trip, even just to see the beautiful grounds and giant Pohutukawa trees.

Thank PaigeV440
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I had read about Butler Point in my guide book but didn't think a trip was likely as you had to pre book. We wandered into the tourist information in Mangonui to see a visit that very day advertised on a board. A phone call...More

Thank MVP40
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The whole family enjoyed this. The guide was great and very good explaining to the children and answering their questions. fascinating tale of whaling and great format having the guided tour. Museum was interesting and the video quite eye opening! The grounds are lovely and...More

Thank Rollir10
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Wonderful guide - very interesting place-- the setting was lovely and the museum had many artifacts of great interest. suitable for all ages providing parents keep an eye on younger children. We had a picnic after the tour & then explored the grounds and from...More

Thank pelizabethcutts
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