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
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
The Haunted Auckland team were contacted by a family concerned by apparent paranormal activity occurring in their suburban Red Beach home. Reported activity A “spirit” woman was seen walking across the hallway while one of the girls was in the master bedroom. The older daughter woke one night to find her room full of spirit… Continue reading Red Beach Private Residence
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 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
The Haunted Auckland team investigates the Kingseat Psychiatric Hospital, reputedly one of New Zealand’s most haunted locations. In this, our first of three investigations, we explore the former Nurses’ Hostel, now occupied by the Spookers Haunted Attraction.
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.
The team checks out one of Auckland’s oldest department stores to find out what lurks in its subterranean labyrinth of storerooms.
Haunted Auckland gains special access to the former Waipukurau Hospital. Join us on a photographic tour of the various wards and buildings in this iconic, yet derelict infirmary. All photos by Mark Wallbank and Matthew Tyler
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