Please note Alberton will be closed on Sunday 14 August, Wednesday 17 August and Thursday 18 August due to a private booking.
Alberton is open under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you are visiting us, you will need to wear a mask and follow our Covid-19 requirements. At this time, we do not require Vaccine Passes for entry to our visitor sites, cafes and shops, however this may be reviewed in line with our Covid-19 policy settings. You can check our website on the day of your visit for the most up-to-date information and please stay home if you’re unwell. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.
Alberton is located 8kms from Auckland city.
By public transport
Take the Western line from Britomart Station in Auckland city, or from Parnell and Newmarket Stations to the Mt Albert Station, which is a 15-minute walk to Alberton.
The West Auckland route number 22N and 22R bus leaves regularly from Wellesley Street, near Queen Street, Auckland city to/from the Mt Albert Shopping Centre on the corner of New North Road/ Mt Albert Road. Get off at the New North Road stop and walk to Mt Albert Road. From here either walk 15-minutes to Alberton or take the 66 bus to the stop at 100 Mt Albert Road outside Alberton.
The Outer route bus (orange coloured) leaves regularly from Wellesley Street, 7089 stop near Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland city and travels via Herne Bay, Pt Chevalier to the Mt Albert Shopping Centre and into the city via Mt Eden and Newmarket. Get off either at the last stop on Carrington Road, before Mt Albert Shopping Centre, or at the first stop when the bus turns left into New North Road and walk to Mt Albert Road. Either walk 15-minutes to Alberton or take the 66 bus to the stop at 100 Mt Albert Road outside Alberton.
From Auckland city travel to Stanley Street, Parnell and take the Northwestern Motorway 16 to the Museum of Transport and Technology Auckland (MOTAT). Then turn left onto St Lukes Road, follow to the first set of traffic lights and turn right into New North Road. At the first set of lights turn left into Alberton Avenue, follow to Mt Albert Road and turn left. Alberton is 1km on your left, corner of Kerr Taylor Avenue and 100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert.
Mt Albert Road, alongside the southern boundary of Alberton is flat, which makes it perfect for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Mt Alberton Road connects to Te Atatū to City Path cycleway, alongside Motorway 16 from/to Auckland city, get off by MOTAT exit, onto St Lukes Road, New North Road, Alberton Avenue, Mt Albert Road, and through to Mt Eden and beyond.
There is free all day on-street parking on Kerr Taylor Avenue and Mt Albert Road. Bus parking is available near Alberton, on Mt Albert Road. There are five designated accessible/disability parking spaces outside Alberton; visitors are also welcome to use the parking space alongside the house to drop-off and pick-up visitors for easy access.
There is no onsite parking.
Hours and Entry
Wednesday - Sunday
10.30am - 4.00pm
Last admission into the house at 3.15pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Student (tertiary) $8.00
Under 18 years Free
* Surcharges may apply for special events
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Enjoy free entry to our heritage properties plus other great benefits.
Alberton is a three-storey building. There is access for people with wheelchairs to the ground level. There is a drop-off point in the car park outside Alberton for visitors with limited mobility. There are also a limited number of spaces available for parking for those with disability passes – please call to reserve and/or check availability.
Food and Drink
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic with them to enjoy in our grounds. Please take all food and rubbish with you. There is also a great selection of local cafés and eateries located just a short distance from Alberton.
This is a smoke and vape free site.
Alberton is one of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland's most popular heritage venues for garden weddings and wedding photography. It is ideal for corporate cocktail parties, outdoor concerts, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries and as a meeting venue for companies and non-profit organisations.
Alberton caters for a wide range of activities from six people in a formal dining room or meeting setting, to a picnic venue for small groups out in the garden. Contact us for more info.
Children and Whānau
Both inside and out, there are things for kids to discover. Inside explore the house, can you find the doors that open in half? Outside, there is plenty of room to stretch little legs on the spacious lawn, surrounded by large trees for shade. Traditional games, including croquet and horseshoe throwing, can be provided on request. A children’s trail is also available just ask our staff.
Things to remember
We care for some important taonga (treasures) in our collection and our heritage buildings have lived a long life, so some rooms or items in the house may be off limits at times for conservation and maintenance.
Some rooms may be dimly lit depending on the weather and time of year.
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proud to be part of the Safe Space Alliance, offering safe and inclusive spaces that welcome and support the LGBTQI+ community.
A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that doesn’t tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.