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 hours. A woman who had worked in the Art Gallery (large ground floor room) in… Continue reading Lopdell House – Titirangi, Auckland

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 Psychiatric Hospital; commonly Carrington/Oakley Hospital) was a psychiatric hospital on the Oakley Farm Estate situated in Point Chevalier, Auckland. Built in 1865 on… Continue reading Carrington Unitec: Building One

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 as Carrington Hospital. The hospital was decommissioned during the early 1990s, and the… Continue reading Carrington Mental Hospital (Unitec) – Building 76

Kingseat Maximum Security

Parts 1 and 2 of our 3-Part Investigation As Haunted Auckland has spent the past couple of years field researching some of the many looming structures and private villa residences on this oppressive and overwhelmingly large and sprawling piece of sinister real estate, we were thrilled when contacted by the new lease holders of the… Continue reading Kingseat Maximum Security

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 the original path of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake. The Prison was constructed… Continue reading Napier Prison

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 the dead of night in his bedroom, where his wife was… Continue reading Riccarton Racecourse Hotel – Christchurch

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, restaurants and retail outlets. The Foyer is decorated in the style of an Indian temple whilst the… Continue reading Auckland Civic Theatre

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 in New Zealand. The house and its grounds are regularly… Continue reading Larnach Castle, Dunedin

Moehau Man – New Zealand’s Bigfoot

The Moehau Man There are legends and stories of huge bushmen that abound around the world. In North America there is the Sasquatch or Big Foot, Asia has the Yeti, and Australia the Yowie. And while they are geographically separated, in some case by vast distances and oceans, their descriptions are always somewhat similar. New… Continue reading Moehau Man – New Zealand’s Bigfoot

The Three Witches, Auckland Domain

The legend of the Three Witches There are stories that have been wafting around in time, of three witches that were hanged in the 1800’s from trees in swamp land which has now become the beautiful and iconic Auckland Domain. There are tales (urban legends perhaps) of people walking through the park being ambushed by… Continue reading The Three Witches, Auckland Domain

Kingseat History and Nurses Hostel Walk-through

We uncover the chequered history of this notoriously haunted psychiatric hospital and share our impressions from our initial location scout at the former nurses hostel and Spookers attraction.

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 limestone rock honeycombed with natural caves and underground streams. Many of these caves are regarded as Tapu (sacred)… Continue reading Waitomo Caves Hotel