Dilworth Building – Queen Street, Auckland.

The Dilworth Building is a heritage mixed-use (residential apartments and shops on the ground floor) building at the corner of Customs Street and Queen Street in the Auckland CBD, New Zealand. The building by William Gummer & Reginald Ford was constructed between 1925 and 1927 and is listed as a “Historic Place – Category I”… Continue reading Dilworth Building – Queen Street, Auckland.

Famous Flora’s Brothel – Pitt St, Auckland City

Famous Flora’s, one of Auckland’s most colourful and dynamic brothels, had occupied a building on Pitt Street for over 30 years when it closed in 2008. Established by Ron King, it was later taken over by his daughter, Lyn Kingsnorth, and her brother Roy. Kingsnorth remembers dropping in to visit her father at his place… Continue reading Famous Flora’s Brothel – Pitt St, Auckland City

Project Mercer: Visit Three – Mercer Jail-House, Cemetery and Morgue investigation

A great investigation session last night. We headed out South again to carry on with further research of the Mercer Jailhouse, cemetery and Morgue building. This is visit 3 in our on-going study into this fascinating and very historic region of South Auckland. We are gradually unearthing many intriguing ”hidden” secrets surrounding this quiet and… Continue reading Project Mercer: Visit Three – Mercer Jail-House, Cemetery and Morgue investigation

Lakehouse Art Centre return visit

Another return visit to one of our fav’ local haunts, the LakeHouse Art Centre. Always a pleasure to get back there to try out new experiments, ideas, trigger objects and gadgets and to see if we can recapture activity that occurred during previous research sessions. Here’s a few fun photos we snapped off during the… Continue reading Lakehouse Art Centre return visit

Investigation: Cardrona Hotel – South Island. {Interview with the Hotel Manager}

In April 2021, Haunted Auckland Researcher Mark Wallbank headed down to the lower South Island to spend a night investigating the Cardrona Hotel, one of New Zealand’s oldest and most iconic hotels. Situated on the spectacular Crown Range Road, between Queenstown and Wanaka. The Cardrona Hotel is also allegedly the home of a few spectral… Continue reading Investigation: Cardrona Hotel – South Island. {Interview with the Hotel Manager}

Chalet Backpackers, Dunedin – Investigation

Earlier this month, Haunted Auckland were invited to investigate the ongoing activity at the 1904 built Chalet Backpackers hostel, a former Hospital, in the very historic South Island city of Dunedin. I jumped on a plane and headed down to document, or experience first-hand (hopefully both!) the claims. As there were a few people staying… Continue reading Chalet Backpackers, Dunedin – Investigation

The Mercer Project: Part 1 – Investigation Intro

It started with a morgue… and became a mystery, with some fantastic surprises along the way so far. Welcome to the start of the Haunted Auckland Mercer Project… which begins today, on Anzac Day – a day to remember all those who went before us. Special thanks to Jeanette and Christine at Mercer Art and… Continue reading The Mercer Project: Part 1 – Investigation Intro

Firth Tower Museum: Barn / Cinema building – Matamata

Feb 20th 2021, Haunted Auckland’s Mark, Aimee, Sam and Guest Investigator Clint Lawson spent a night investigating various buildings within the stunning grounds of the Firth Tower Museum in Matamata. One of the buildings documented that session was the old Barn, complete with its own little movie theatre. Here you will find exhibits of the… Continue reading Firth Tower Museum: Barn / Cinema building – Matamata

McCaw Homestead – Matamata

From the www.heritage.org.nz website: The former McCaw Homestead stands on the site of an earlier dwelling, which formed the centrepiece of the Matamata Estate. The estate was established by Josiah Clifton Firth (1826-1897) in 1865 when he leased large areas of land from its Ngati Haua owners, through his friendly relationship with one of their… Continue reading McCaw Homestead – Matamata

The Prince’s Gate Hotel – Rotorua

On Feb 27th 2021, Mark, Sam, Aimee, Barbara and Natasha, piled themselves and a heap of equipment into two cars and made their way to beautiful Rotorua to spend a fun day & night taking in the sights, eating Mexican food, visiting the thermal areas and investigating the allegedly haunted Princes Gate Hotel. From their… Continue reading The Prince’s Gate Hotel – Rotorua

The Lakehouse Art Centre

We have been enjoying our ongoing investigation of the Lake House Arts Centre, in Takapuna. A stunning piece of historic real estate, built in the 1890’s as a family home and in 1997, relocated in seven pieces from its original place on Hurstmere road, at the Northern end of Takapuna Beach. A fascinating place with… Continue reading The Lakehouse Art Centre

The PumpHouse Theatre

The PumpHouse Theatre is located in the picturesque Killarney Park which sits on the edge of the equally beautiful and intriguing, Lake Pupuke. The PumpHouse operates as a venue for hire for the performing arts. It hosts a wide range of theatre, from plays, musicals, dance, stand-up comedy and many other kinds of events. But… Continue reading The PumpHouse Theatre

At Night at the Vulcan Hotel

I thought I’d share this here. It’s a chapter from my Haunted New Zealand Roadtrip book on an intriguing old histoical Pub / Hotel down in the stunning Central Otago region. We slowly crawled along the gravel road that passes through this “sprawling metropolis” – about five small historical houses, a post office and a… Continue reading At Night at the Vulcan Hotel

Re-visit to Massey Homestead – Touch-light activation incidents

On July 25th, 2020, the team returned to follow up on a location we had investigated back in 2014. The mid 1800s built Massey Homestead; situated in lush, landscaped grounds in Mangere, is one building the team have been wanting to revisit for a few years now. It was a damn chilly night to be… Continue reading Re-visit to Massey Homestead – Touch-light activation incidents

Gibbons Homestead – Whatipu

A few members of the team road-tripped out West to spend a fun night investigating the allegedly haunted Whatipu Lodge, where the ‘’Pink Lady’’, thought to be one Matilda Gibbons, is said to reside. We also spent a few hours heading around to and spending some more time in the large cave (one of many… Continue reading Gibbons Homestead – Whatipu

The Onehunga Blockhouse – Session 2 – Re-visit

FRIDAY 10TH JULY 2020 Haunted Auckland investigates the Onehunga Blockhouse to try to uncover what spirits may be residing in this nineteenth-century stronghold. The team last visited this historical local in May 2013. We felt it was time for a follow-up. The Onehunga Blockhouse is a significant example of nineteenth-century colonial military architecture dating from the… Continue reading The Onehunga Blockhouse – Session 2 – Re-visit

Laishley House – Investigation Session 2

FRIDAY 10TH JULY 2020 Onehunga is a suburb of Auckland City in New Zealand and the location of the Port of Onehunga, the city’s small port on the Manukau Harbour. It is eight kilometres south of the city centre, close to the volcanic cone of One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie). The residential and light-industrial suburb, with… Continue reading Laishley House – Investigation Session 2

St Stephens House – 9 St Stephens Avenue & 1A Brighton Road, Parnell [To be Demolished]

One of the misconceptions in the research that we do, is that we can gain special access to any building we desire. If there are reports of possible paranormal activity, or a house is of historical value, then Haunted Auckland can automatically gain ‘red carpet’ access to investigate and document. This just isn’t the case.… Continue reading St Stephens House – 9 St Stephens Avenue & 1A Brighton Road, Parnell [To be Demolished]

Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Mark’s night in Johnson’s Cottage (Toy Room)

The principle goals of this project were to at first try our luck at ascertaining whether there may or not be some form of residual remnant, or possible paranormal activity present in any of the other houses and buildings with the village; and if so, attempt to either experience or observe first hand, document or… Continue reading Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Mark’s night in Johnson’s Cottage (Toy Room)

Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Lisa in Eckfords Farm Homestead.

On this night Mark, Barbara, Marlene, Sam and Lisa spent the night sleeping / investigating solo within the village. Each team member staying alone in one of the many buildings. Just themselves and whatever equipment or techniques they might choose to utilise that night for their investigation. Sam in the little Church House, Barbara in the Court… Continue reading Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Lisa in Eckfords Farm Homestead.

Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Sam’s night in the old Church.

The team returned to the Howick Historical village for yet again a series of solo investigations – with a slight twist. Previously we had all taken turns (on different nights) doing a full, solo investigation on the largest of the houses “Puhinui house” and had all come away with more questions than answers afterwards and… Continue reading Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Sam’s night in the old Church.

Project Puhinui: Solo Session five – Puhinui Homestead, Howick Historical Village.

On March 29th of this year, it was Marlene’s turn to conduct a solo overnight stay at Puhinui Homestead, one of our favourite, and possibly one of the more ‘active’ of any of the locations we have thus far investigated in this country. On this night Mark, Barbara, Sam and Lisa also spent the night… Continue reading Project Puhinui: Solo Session five – Puhinui Homestead, Howick Historical Village.