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Alberton

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Business Type: Finest Colonial Mansion

Overview

Alberton began as a farmhouse. Later extended to 18 rooms, with decorative verandahs and towers it became a distinctive colonial mansion, on the centre of an estate, stretching as far as the eye could see....

Address: 100 Mount Albert Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025 Auckland City

Website: http://www.historicplaces.org.nz/placestovisit/auckland/albe
rton.aspx

Description

Home to one of Mount Albert’s leading families – Allan Kerr Taylor, his wife Sophia and their 10 children.

It was known during the 19 century as the party house for Auckland’s colonial elite – hosting balls, hunts, garden parties among other events.

The house surrounded by a half-hectare park like garden was left to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 1972.

Along with original family furniture and many possessions, 19th century wallpaper still remains in several rooms.

Open to the public, it is also a popular venue for weddings, functions, photography etc.

Wheelchair access:
  
Disabled visitors in wheelchairs can easily access the ground floor and garden area of Alberton.

Drivers with disabled visitors are welcome to drive into the parking area, at the front entrance of Alberton, and set their passengers down.

The disabled entry is to the right of the main entrance via the kitchen area.

Hours of work

Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Locations

100 Mount Albert Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025

By car

Just ten minutes from downtown Auckland via the North Western motorway. Take the motorway off ramp at Western Springs and travel along St Lukes Road, turn right into New North Road, left into Mt Albert Road and look for the sign at the corner of Kerr Taylor Avenue/100 Mt Albert Road. Access into Alberton is from Kerr Taylor Avenue.
By bus

There are regular bus connections from downtown Auckland to/from a bus stop within walking distance of Alberton. The best connection is via Stagecoach's bus route number 233. The 233 service operates approximately every 20 minutes. The service departs from Victoria Street East, Bus stop M5, outside Whitcoulls. Alight at 185 Mt Albert Road, the bus stop prior to the intersection of Mt Albert Road and Owairaka Avenue and walk to Alberton at 100 Mt Albert Road, turning right into Kerr Taylor Avenue for the entrance.
By train

Use the Western Line railway connection from the Britomart Station in Central Auckland or join at a stop along the route eg Newmarket or Kingsland. The train trip takes approximately 25 minutes. During the day the train stops or departs from the Mt Albert Station every 20-40 minutes. From the station cross to Mt Albert Road and enjoy the 15 minute stroll to Alberton.

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