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Butler Point Whaling Museum, House and Gardens

General Information

31 Marchant Road, Hihi 0494

Freephone: 0800 MUSEUM

Opening Times - Check before visiting as might change

Tours of the museum, house and gardens are by appointment only and can be booked online.

Overview
"Butler Point is one of Northland’s most fascinating heritage tourist attractions. Notable for its association with the early history of the Far North of New Zealand the property boasts the Whaling Museum, acknowledged as one of the most comprehensive private museums of its kind in New Zealand, as well as Butler House & Gardens, the residence of Captain William Butler built in the 1840s. A Pa (hillfort) on the property provides evidence of earlier occupation by Māori." "Visit us and take a tour of the Whaling Museum, Butler House and Gardens." Information as available on the museum's website: Situated just a short drive from Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, and close to the picturesque village of Mangonui, the centre of Doubtless Bay, Butler Point provides a fantastic cultural day trip, or a wonderful stopping point before exploring Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach. Directions Please note there is no access by boat as indicated on Google Maps. If using Google Maps please use the physical address 31 Marchant Road, Hihi 0494. From Kerikeri To visit Butler Point take State Highway 10 and continue 40 minutes north of Kerikeri. Six kilometres before Mangonui township turn right down Hihi Road, a sealed road that is suitable for all vehicles. At the end of Hihi Road turn left into Marchant Road. One hundred metres on, at the end of the road, is the Gate to Butler Point. From Mangonui From Mangonui take the State Highway 10 towards Kerikeri. On leaving the village turn left onto Hihi Road, a sealed road that is suitable for all vehicles. At the end of Hihi Road turn left into Marchant Road. One hundred metres on, at the end of the road, is the Gate to Butler Point.
Notes for Cardholders

Butler Point is open to the public by appointment only:

Opening times and days vary - best to check online bookings for availability or phone the museum directly.

If you are booking for 1-9 people:
$35 per adult, $15 per student, $5 per child.

If you are booking for 10-30 people:
$30 per adult, $15 per student, $5 per child

If you are booking for groups larger than 30 people or if the above tours are sold out:
Please contact us directly for special prices and additional availability.

Private Tours, Functions & School Groups

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability.

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to cancel any tour, with full refund provided.

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Level Access
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There is wheelchair access to public restroom, museum and historic house. In addition, there is flat access to a lot of the garden, with grass and shell pathways.
Distances
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Free Parking is available in the grounds. Please continue up the driveway for approximately 2 kilometres beyond the gate. There are handrails in place at certain locations.
Urgent Toilet Access
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Disability Assist Dogs
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Essential Companions
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Contact the museum to book and confirm entry for your carer/essential companion.
Difficulty Accessing Visual Information
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Difficulty Accessing Audible Information
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Hidden Disabilities
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Please speak with the staff about how they can assist.
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