Haunted Locations in New Zealand

Looking for details on famously haunted locations in New Zealand? You’ve come to the right spot! Some of these places have been investigated by Haunted Auckland and some we are yet to visit, but all are on our top lists of haunted locations throughout the country.

Also check out our Interactive Map of Haunted Locations in New Zealand to find local paranormal landmarks near you!

Alberton House - Mt Albert, Auckland
Alberton House - Mt Albert, Auckland - Alberton is a distinctive colonial mansion, built about 1863 by one of Auckland's elite landed families. Once the centre of an estate that stretched as far as the eye could see, this beautiful building grew from a farmhouse into an 18-room mansion...
Auckland Civic Theatre
Auckland Civic Theatre - What lurks behind the curtains at New Zealand’s largest, and most iconic theatre? Location: The Auckland Civic Theatre is in the heart of Auckland City. It’s imposing Rococo facade looms over a busy and well-patronised intersection of bars, r...
AUSA University Building, Auckland Central
AUSA University Building, Auckland Central - The team were called, in an attempt to document some of the unusual activity that has been reported through the years, right up until recently, in this late 1800's student office building. Reports of people being touched, items moving, uneasy...
Cambridge Hotel - Wellington
Cambridge Hotel - Wellington - Cambridge Tce, site of some of Wellington's landmark buildings, was once a stream. Before a massive earthquake changed the landscape in 1855, flat- bottomed boats used to make their way from the harbour along what are now Cambridge and Kent terraces...
Camp Adair
Camp Adair - YMCA Camp Adair is located in Hunua, south of Auckland. It was first established in 1913 and encompasses over 100 acres, the camp was later purchased by the YMCA in 1938. The camp currently provides outdoor recreational facilities, including farmland...
Carlile House - Auckland
Carlile House - Auckland - Carlile House is arguably one of New Zealand’s most famous haunted houses. Its brooding presence on Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn, drains the life, emotion and property value out of the street.
Carrington Mental Hospital (Unitec) - Building 76
Carrington Mental Hospital (Unitec) - Building 76 - Unitec was founded as "Carrington Technical Institute" in 1976 on the Mt Albert site on Carrington Rd, which has 55 hectares of grounds. The area on which Unitec's main campus is located was formerly home to the Whau Mental Hospital, later known a...
Carrington Unitec: Building One
Carrington Unitec: Building One - Carrington Hospital, now Unitec Institute of Technology Whau Lunatic Asylum (or: Lunatic Asylum at the Whau; later: Auckland Lunatic Asylum, Avondale Lunatic Asylum, Avondale Hospital, Auckland Mental Health Hospital, Oakley Hospital; Carrington Psy...
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
Chateau Tongariro Hotel - Chateau Tongariro is a New Zealand hotel and resort complex located close to Whakapapa ski-field on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu. It is also close to the volcanic peaks of Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe, within the borders of the Tongariro Nation...
Couldrey House - Wenderholm
Couldrey House - Wenderholm - History Couldrey House is an historic Victorian-Edwardian family home set in parkland. It is fully furnished but in a mix of styles reflecting the eras and preoccupations of some notable past owners. Who lived here? • An early entrepreneur ...
Cromwell Kilwinning Lodge  / Lake Dunstan - Cromwell
Cromwell Kilwinning Lodge / Lake Dunstan - Cromwell - Cromwell Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand. It is situated between State Highway 6 (linking to Wanaka, 50 km north, and Queenstown, 60 km west) and State Highway 8 leading to the Lindis Pass, 75 km northeast, an...
Cumberland College, Otago
Cumberland College, Otago - Cumberland College is a residential college in Dunedin, for the University of Otago. The iconic landmark was established as a hall of residence in 1989 and is located in the former Dunedin Hospital Nurses’ Home, built in 1916, just across the roa...
Dunstan House - Clyde, Central Otago.
Dunstan House - Clyde, Central Otago. - Clyde is located in an area known as The Dunstan, named by an English surveyor, John Turnbull Thomson. He was the second white man to enter the region in the spring of 1857. It is believed he used the name Dunstan because the mountains reminded him ...
Erskine College, Wellington
Erskine College, Wellington - Erskine in Wellington built from 1905 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, is a collection of Class 1 recognised historic buildings which include the Chapel of the Sacred Heart and the Main Block Convent. The premises served as a Catholic girls' board...
Ewelme Cottage - Auckland
Ewelme Cottage - Auckland - One of Auckland’s most famously haunted locations, the historic home of the Lush family for several generations. Location History: The kauri-constructed Ewelme Cottage has a link with the Anglican community in Auckland, the dwelling desig...
Fortune Theatre, Dunedin
Fortune Theatre, Dunedin - New Zealand's Fortune Theatre is on the corner of Moray Place and Upper Stuart Street, in the heart of the southern city of Dunedin. The theatre lays claim to being the world's southernmost professional theatre company and is the sole professiona...
Hard To Find Bookshop
Hard To Find Bookshop - We track down the elusive spirits at this legendary literary paradise. History & Background Built in the 19th century, the building used to house a retailer downstairs and a Dentist upstairs. No details about the retailer have been were fou...
Highwic House - Epsom, Auckland
Highwic House - Epsom, Auckland - Situated at 40 Gillies Ave, Epsom. Highwic is a historic house in Epsom, New Zealand that is registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category I structure and is also one of AA Travel's "101 Must-Do's for Kiwis". The site has b...
Inverlochy House - Wellington
Inverlochy House - Wellington - Inverlochy House (also known as Inverlochie House and Inverlochy Flats) is a historic building and art school in Wellington, New Zealand and is named after a thirteenth century Scottish castle. In 1431 clansmen of Alexander McDonald defeated King ...
Kinder House, Parnell - Auckland
Kinder House, Parnell - Auckland - Kinder House is located in Parnell, Auckland. Built in 1857, Kinder House is one of Auckland's most notable stone buildings. It was commissioned by Bishop G.A. Selwyn and designed by Frederick Thatcher, the architect for many Anglican buildings in A...
Laishley House, Onehunga
Laishley House, Onehunga - Former residents warned their grandchildren of  frightening goings-on in the upper storey of this historic home. Is there something lurking upstairs at Laishley House? History Onehunga is a suburb of Auckland City in New Zealand and the locati...
Larnach Castle, Dunedin
Larnach Castle, Dunedin -   Larnach Castle (also referred to as "Larnach's Castle"), is an imposing mansion on the ridge of the Otago Peninsula within the limits of the city of Dunedin, close to the small settlement of Pukehiki. It is one of a few houses of this scale...
Lopdell House – Titirangi, Auckland
Lopdell House – Titirangi, Auckland - In recent years it is said that some of the tenants had complained of hearing unusual banging coming from the kitchen, toilets flushing by themselves, unusual voices recorded on gallery computers and windows that appear to open by themselves after ho...
Mahurangi Cement Works - Warkworth
Mahurangi Cement Works - Warkworth - The Mahurangi Cement Works (near Warkworth) saw New Zealand’s first manufacturing of Portland cement in the 1880s. The founder of New Zealand’s cement industry, Nathaniel Wilson (1836-1919), emigrated from Glasgow with his family when he was 6...
Mangawhai - Paranormal overnight Camp-out  (3 Teams)
Mangawhai - Paranormal overnight Camp-out (3 Teams) - November 14th, 2015. Haunted Auckland headed back to this beautiful, yet allegedly haunted slice of bush land, for a third overnight visit for further exploration. This time, we were joined by members from two other teams; Midnight Paranormal [Hami...
Mokena Boutique Hotel and Restaurant
Mokena Boutique Hotel and Restaurant - Haunted Auckland journeys to the historic and vibrant Spa town of Te Aroha to investigate the paranormal claims at this scenic hotel. History and Location Mokena Hotel was originally named Hinemoa House and was a boarding house during the gol...
Napier Prison
Napier Prison - Napier Prison is a former prison in Napier that was New Zealand's oldest prison. It is now an historic facility which offers guided tours twice daily and self-guided audio tours all-day. It is also the only building where it is possible to see th...
Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden
Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden - The team was invited to visit this wonderful old theatre in west Auckland’s Glen Eden. We had heard stories of ‘Ernie‘, the resident ghost, who some say, has been residing there since World War 2. Ernie is often blamed for any theatre mishaps ...
Regent Theatre, Dunedin
Regent Theatre, Dunedin - The Regent Theatre is a theatre in Dunedin, New Zealand with a seating capacity of about 1,650. It is in The Octagon, the city's central plaza, directly opposite the Municipal Chambers (Dunedin Town Hall) and close to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. ...
Return to Carrington Unitec - Basement tunnels
Return to Carrington Unitec - Basement tunnels - The team briefly returns to Unitec, the grounds of the former Carrington Lunatic Asylum, to further investigate the underground tunnels beneath Building One. [gallery type="rectangular" size="medium" ids="8742,8743,8744,8745,8746,8747,8748,8749,87...
Riccarton Racecourse Hotel - Christchurch
Riccarton Racecourse Hotel - Christchurch - The Riccarton Racecourse Hotel is considered to be one of the most haunted places in New Zealand. It is said that the ghost of former licensee Donald Fraser walks the corridors of the hotel looking for his killer. In 1933, Fraser was murdered in t...
St Bathans Old School Ruins
St Bathans Old School Ruins - At the end of Cross Street situated beside St Patrick’s church are the old school ruins.  These hauntingly beautiful remains serve as a picturesque and poignant memorial to the generations of children who once lived in the town. At its peak the sc...
St Bathans School ruins return visit - Photo Gallery
St Bathans School ruins return visit - Photo Gallery -
St James Theatre, Wellington
St James Theatre, Wellington - The St James Theatre, (previously known as His Majesty's Theatre, and the Westpac St. James Theatre from 1997–2007) (shortened to "St. James" by locals) is a stage theatre located in the heart of NZ's capital city, Wellington. The present theatre...
St James Theatre, Wellington
St James Theatre, Wellington - There are numerous ghosts reported to haunt this beautifully kept and much loved, iconic theatre. The St James Theatre was opened on Boxing Day, 1912. During the theatre's first months, it was used primarily to play silent movies, but was l...
The Leviathan Heritage Hotel - Dunedin.
The Leviathan Heritage Hotel - Dunedin. - When the Leviathan Railway Temperance Hotel was built in 1884 it was situated beside the harbour, beside the original railway station, on land, which had been reclaimed from the harbour, with rock dumped during the flattening of Bell Hill. With 150 b...
The Masonic Hotel
The Masonic Hotel - The team ventures south to the scenic Hawkes Bay to investigate this majestic art-deco hotel on Napier's waterfront. History Napier has been described as the ‘Art Deco Capital of the World’ and the Masonic Hotel is a fine example of Art Dec...
The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel - At the recommendation of the local residents in Te Aroha, the team investigates potential hauntings at this iconic local pub and hotel. History & Background Situated in the very heart of this historic Waikato township, the Palace Hotel is o...
The Queen's Ferry Hotel
The Queen's Ferry Hotel - Haunted Auckland investigates the city's oldest continuously licensed premises. Do former patrons still lurk in this pub's notorious Gin Room? History First opened / licensed in 1865. Used to be a General Store which burned down. The Queen...
The Stone Store, Kerikeri
The Stone Store, Kerikeri - Located next door to Kemp House, the Stone Store is NZ's oldest stone building. It was designed by Wesleyan missionary John Hobbs, and built by Australian convict William Parrott. The Stone Store was constructed to hold mission supplies and whe...
The Tavistock Hotel - Waipukurau
The Tavistock Hotel - Waipukurau - We team up with Core Paranormal from Palmerston North in a joint investigation of the historical Tavistock Hotel in central Hawke's Bay. Location History The Tavistock Hotel, originally built in the late 1850'...
Torpedo Bay Navy Museum - Devonport, Auckland
Torpedo Bay Navy Museum - Devonport, Auckland - Housed in a 19th Century submarine mining station looking over the Waitemata Harbour, the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum showcases the rich history of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Torpedo Bay, on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour in Devonport, is the new ...
Waimate Hospital, Waimate
Waimate Hospital, Waimate - A number of sod built cottages were built at Sodtown in the Waimate's early days. T...
Wains Hotel - Dunedin
Wains Hotel - Dunedin - The Wains Hotel Building (frequently spelt grammatically but incorrectly as Wain's Hotel) is a historic hotel building in Dunedin, New Zealand. It is currently occupied by the Park Regis Dunedin hotel. Job Wain started his first hotel in downtown Du...
Waiouru Military Camp
Waiouru Military Camp - Waiouru Military Camp is a camp of the New Zealand Army in the central North Island near Waiouru. All New Zealand Army soldiers complete their initial basic training at Waiouru Military Camp. [caption id="attachment_7747" align="aligncenter" width...
Waitomo Caves Hotel
Waitomo Caves Hotel - Location & History Waitomo Caves Hotel was first originally called Waitomo House, then in 1905 the Tourist Department bought it & renamed it the Government Hostel. Waitomo Caves Hotel is situated upon a natural high-point in an area of limes...
Wellington Opera House - Wellington
Wellington Opera House - Wellington - Construction work on the building, originally known as the "Grand Opera House", began in 1911. William Pitt, the architect, was based in Melbourne, Australia, and much of the work was overseen by local architect Albert Liddy. The Opera House has t...