Take a tour of this heritage site and hear about the big idea that launched new Zealand farming onto the world stage and changed its fortune forever. The restored farm buildings are a tribute to early pioneers and entrepreneurs who helped shape this country. Explore the variety of stone farm buildings, including stables, a cookhouse and slaughter shed. Meet and feed our heritage sheep 'with attitude', and back in the cookhouse enjoy a cup of billy tea and scones. Special tours with help from local swaggers, conclude with billy tea and scones and stories around the campfire. Booking required.
For a better view of the beautiful Waitaki farmland, take a walk up to the monument commemorating the work of Thomas Brydone of Totara Estate.
Totara Estate, State Highway 1, 8km south of Oamaru, Oamaru, Waitaki, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- 10am - 4pm daily, September-May; Closed except by prior arrangement, June-August. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
- Months of operation:
- Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Facilities and Features
- Proximity to town:
- 8km south of Oamaru
Pricing and Conditions
(16 year(s) and under)
- Other charges:
- Students $5, Heritage New Zealand members free (on production of valid memebrship card). Please be aware that surcharges may apply at times of special events.