COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Reyburn House

Holiday Travel Guide
Whangarei showing a house, a park and heritage architecture

Visit Whangarei's oldest settlers house at its scenic riverside location in the Town Basin, to browse one of New Zealand’s delightful art galleries.

The Northland Society of Arts (NSA) has been the proud custodian of Reyburn House since 1966. Visit this heritage house in Whangarei’s Town Basin to see an art collection and to enjoy the location of this precious reminder of days gone by. The kids will love the adjacent Town Basin playground.

The colonial-era Reyburn House hugs the Hatea River, which you can see from the covered veranda and its lawns and gardens. The house wasn’t always in this location though. The NSA bought it from the Harbour Board in 1984 for just NZ$10 on the condition that they would move it to its current location, to make way for harbor upgrades.

With a history dating back to circa 1865, this is the oldest settler’s house in Whangarei and therefore considered a national treasure. Reyburn House is also the last remaining settlers house in the city’s downtown area. The original kauri cottage housed a Scottish lad, Robert Reyburn junior, who migrated here with his parents in 1859.

Browse the gallery to admire the selection of artworks in the permanent exhibition, which include paintings, pottery and sculptures. NSA’s total collection consists of over 200 works. Traveling national art exhibitions rotate monthly, to keep the Reyburn House Art Gallery interesting for returning visitors.

Note how the permanent pieces are all created by Northland artists as well as regular seasonal workers and regular visitors to the region. Once a year, the NSA’s members get to display their own works in exhibits that can be themed one year and free-form the next.

For a unique and artistic souvenir, browse the gift shop before you let the children loose in the nearby playground. Sign up for a workshop if you’d love to get creative yourself. These workshops are held in the studios just across the lawn.

Reyburn House is located in the Town Basin of Whangarei. The gallery is closed on Mondays, on public holidays and also on weekend mornings. Parking spaces are available. Entry is by voluntary donation, which will go towards the preservation of the historic home as well as the continuity of the community-minded NSA.

Top activities in Reyburn House

157 Cheap Hotels Near Reyburn House

Discovery Settlers Hotel
Discovery Settlers Hotel
3.5 out of 5
61 Hatea Drive, Whangarei
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$146 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Located in the heart of Whangarei, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Claphams Clock Museum and Whangarei Art Museum. Tuatara Gallery and Claphams National ...
3.9/5Good! (449 reviews)
"It was fine"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2021

Discovery Settlers Hotel
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei
Fully refundable
The price is NZ$155 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Located in the heart of Whangarei, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Claphams Clock Museum, Whangarei Art Museum and Claphams National Clock Museum. Mair ...
3.7/5Good! (307 reviews)
"I found the premises and room clean and tidy.Check in staff pleasant and helpful."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
Quest Whangarei
Quest Whangarei
3.5 out of 5
58 Bank Street, Whangarei
The price is NZ$233 per night from 3 Sep. to 3 Sep.
Located in the heart of Whangarei, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tuatara Gallery, Claphams Clock Museum and Whangarei Art Museum. Claphams National ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (235 reviews)
"Great location and customer service"

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2021

Quest Whangarei
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Plan a trip to see Reyburn House

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto
Parkside Hotel & Apartments Auckland
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available trips from Ashburn to Reyburn House
View all trips

Popular places to visit in Reyburn House

Reyburn House

Choose two or more items and save on your trip:

Top Reyburn House Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Grand Hotel, Whangarei
Grand Hotel, Whangarei
2.5 out of 5
2 Bank Street, Northland, Whangarei
The price is NZ$90 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Grand Hotel, Whangarei
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei
The price is NZ$155 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
Discovery Settlers Hotel
Discovery Settlers Hotel
3.5 out of 5
61 Hatea Drive, Whangarei
The price is NZ$146 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Discovery Settlers Hotel
Quest Whangarei
Quest Whangarei
3.5 out of 5
58 Bank Street, Whangarei
The price is NZ$233 per night from 3 Sep. to 3 Sep.
Quest Whangarei
Continental Motel
Continental Motel
3.5 out of 5
67 Kamo Road, Kensington, Whangarei
The price is NZ$135 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Continental Motel
Bk's Pohutukawa Lodge
Bk's Pohutukawa Lodge
4 out of 5
362 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei
The price is NZ$165 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Bk's Pohutukawa Lodge
Parkhill Fine Accommodation
Parkhill Fine Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
7D Dent St, Whangarei
The price is NZ$135 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Parkhill Fine Accommodation
Asure Pembrooke Motor Lodge
Asure Pembrooke Motor Lodge
2.5 out of 5
13 Deveron Street, Regent, Whangarei
The price is NZ$142 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Asure Pembrooke Motor Lodge
Motel Six
Motel Six
3 out of 5
153 Bank Street, Whangarei
The price is NZ$117 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Motel Six
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.