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Couldrey House & Garden

37 Schischka Road | Wenderholm Regional Park, Waiwera, Auckland 0873, New Zealand
+64 21 766 145
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Stunning house worth a wander round and kids are free

Gorgeous house, lovely volunteers who were interested in sharing the story of the house and clearly... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Tracey A
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Lovely waterfront Victorian house

Open to public, small entrance fees, Enjoy the well maintained garden which is free to all. A short... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
richkams
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Couldrey House is an historic Victorian-Edwardian family home set in a beautiful garden within Wenderholm Regional Park. A mere 40-minute drive north of Auckland's CBD, this gracious colonial house sits between Wenderholm Beach and the Puhoi river (each a few minutes walk away through pohutukawa glades) or less than a 1 kilometre drive from Waiwera and its famous hot pools. Fully furnished in a mixture of styles reflecting the eras and preoccupations of some notable past owners, the two storey house has nine rooms on display. Visitors are warmly welcomed by one of our volunteer hosts who can provide commentary if requested or alternatively leave you to discover the historic house and grounds at your leisure. Throughout the house there are audio reminiscences about the families that lived here, direct from their descendants. Enjoy some sea air mixed with the fragrance of fresh flowers from the cottage-style garden, familiar (and less familiar) objects from the past, and the old worldliness of an historic house where you least expect to find it.
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2 Jan 2018
“Lovely waterfront Victorian house”
3 Jan 2018
“Stunning house worth a wander round and kids are free”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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37 Schischka Road | Wenderholm Regional Park, Waiwera, Auckland 0873, New Zealand
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+64 21 766 145
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Gorgeous house, lovely volunteers who were interested in sharing the story of the house and clearly passionate about the house. One of the ladies we met used to live there which was pretty cool. Kids are free and adults only $5. Kids get a little...More

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couldreyhouse, Manager at Couldrey House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review Tracey A - we are so glad you and your child enjoyed our house's social and cultural history. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Open to public, small entrance fees, Enjoy the well maintained garden which is free to all. A short distance from the beautiful beach, very popular among the locals.

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couldreyhouse, Manager at Couldrey House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your review richkams, we appreciate it, and are so glad you enjoyed your time in our house and garden. Come again soon for another wander down memory lane when you feel like your next beach visit!

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

It’s part of Wenderholm Regional park so when you visit the park there are paths that lead to this homestead and it’s well kept cottage garden. You have to pay a small token to get inside the house for a visit. Lovingly maintained by volunteers.

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couldreyhouse, Manager at Couldrey House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review - we appreciate it greatly and are so glad you enjoyed your visit - hope you come again some day! Apologies for the slow response :)

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Historic house from early days. $5 per head to visit 1pm - 4pm although this may only be on weekends. The Wenderholm park is definitely worth a visit especially in summer.

Thank Adrian M
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

enjoyable enclave on a less desirable day, the rain made us run for cover and we found this house, a lot of history to be adsorbed, great for the children

Thank noodlem97
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

NZ doesn't have much in the way of history so its great to find some we can actually visit. The guide was very helpful and informative and obviously loved the place. The grounds and the beach are a great please to visit too.

Thank RBridget
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Reviewed 6 February 2015

We visited this house on Waitangi Day, and lucked out, as it was free entry, but certainly worth paying the usual $5 entry or more. A gorgeous house, full of wonderful historic furniture and memorabilia, and with a fascinating history. Our 2 volunteer guides were...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2015

Visited outside of house opening hours but the gardens were awesome. Saw flocks of kereru up to mischeif!

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Great to met Joyce and Ron who arebverynenthusiastic and give you an interesting guided tour, great walks in the bush and on the beach too, well worth theb3 dollars entrance fee

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Reviewed 7 March 2010

Couldrey House in Waiwera is a historic dream. As former antiques dealers we were facinated with the decor and wonderful furnishings. From the outside the house is of wood with a green roof. You can take a guided tour or wander freely through the house...More

1  Thank ToniBee
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