Built for well-known whaler and trader John Jones in the 1840s, these are New Zealand's oldest surviving farm buildings. They include a stable, storehouse, granary, schoolhouse, and a three-seater privy.
Despite its exposed, but very beautiful location, the Matanaka Farm Buildings reflect the tough life faced by migrant families – difficult conditions and resourcefulness in dealing with such isolation.
Closed for lambing - 14 August - 1 October.
Normally: Viewing daily 8am-6pm. Access to the Matanaka buildings is through private property, please stay on the track and do not walk around other parts of the farm. No dogs (even on a leash).
Matanaka Farm Buildings, Private Road off Edinburgh Street, Waikouaiti, Dunedin - Coastal Otago, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- 8am - 6 pm daily.
- Months of operation:
- Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec