Events Ngā huinga

There's always something happening with a heritage theme - at one of the properties we care for, or just other events, activities, operating days and opportunities for you to enjoy some time out.

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Entry fees for members

Members of Heritage New Zealand and members of organisations with which we have a reciprocal visiting agreement, please note that for special events and exhibitions an entry fee or surcharge may apply where normally free entry is available.

Check individual event listings for details.


  • Clarks Mill Summer Operating Sundays 18/02/2017 - 19/02/2017

    Fenwick School students at Clarks Mill

    Clarks Mill is extending its last Sunday of the month operating events in January, February and March with more to see and do, and extra operating times.  See, hear and feel this historic flour mill come back to life as the machinery rolls into action. Come and explore how wheat is grown, turned in flour and made into our daily bread.  There will be vintage tractors and other working vintage machinery from the North Otago Vintage Machinery Club, and activities for children.  So, bring a picnic and come and enjoy a fascinating visit to this 19th century engineering marvel.

  • Hayes Engineering Operating Days 08/01/2017 - 02/04/2017

    Demonstrating the engineering works

    Come and see Hayes Engineering Works in full operational mode at the special demonstration days over summer.

  • Free entry at our places on Waitangi Day 06/02/2018

    Swaggers at Totara Estate

    Celebrate our national day on 6 February and visit the 15 staffed properties that Heritage New Zealand cares for. Entry is free, with special events planned at some of the properties.  

    There's some amazing stories to share, so come along, be part of our heritage and make a day of it with family and friends. 

    You never know who you might meet!

  • Waitangi Day at Highwic 06/02/2018

    Picnic day at Highwic

    Looking for an outing for Waitangi Day, far from the madding Auckland  crowds?  Enjoy free entry to Highwic, both house and grounds.  Free parking too. 

    Croquet and quoits go down well with all the family.   Devonshire teas are available for $8.00 per person, or bring your own picnic.

  • Alberton Market Days 12/11/2017 - 08/04/2018

    Alberton free range eggs

    Back again this summer - the fun, family friendly monthly outdoor Sunday market featuring fresh produce, plants & flowers, artisan food stalls, and handmade items with entertainment, coffee and a pop-up tearoom on the verandah at Alberton.  

    Bring the whole family and join us for a leisurely day in Alberton's idyllic garden setting. Get the jump on your festive shopping...

  • History in the making at Māngungu Mission 12/02/2018

    Haka at Mangungu Mission

    Join Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga at Māngungu Mission on 12 February to commemorate the anniversary of New Zealand’s largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

  • Blind Boy Paxton - New Zealand tour 16/02/2018

    Blind Boy Paxton

    Blind Boy Paxton is the living embodiment of the true blues in the 21st Century, but plays it all in the true songster tradition - ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and lots more. The multi-instrumentalist has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay. He sings and plays the banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones. He has the eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real.  Join him at Old St Paul's.

  • Time for Tea at Alberton 22/02/2018 - 25/02/2018

    High tea at Alberton

    Enjoy a memorable tea service in a beautiful historic setting - Alberton.  Limited numbers for luncheon or high tea.  This popular annual event is back, so book your tickets now. Always an occasion, tickets make lovely gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.