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.


  • Coal Range Cooks 07/03/2019 - 07/11/2019

    Coal Range Cooks

    Visit Highwic during our Coal Range Cooking days and see, smell and taste cooking being done on our authentic Victorian coal range.

  • Wheels Go Round at Clarks Mill 16/11/2019

    Interior of Clarks Mill

    Celebrating the theme of wheels with the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations.  What better way to illustrate the importance of the wheel to our industrial story than a visit to Clarks Mill at Maheno.  A fascinating glimpse into the story of wheat, flour milling and the clever engineers who made it happen right back in 1866. Why not combine your tour with a Guided Tour and Tea and Totara Estate and complete the picture?

  • Combined Tour with Totara Estate 16/11/2019

    Totara Estate

    Why not combine your Wheels Go Round tour with a Guided Tour and Tea and Totara Estate and complete the picture? Clarks Mill was once part of the mighty Totara Estate, made famous for its business innovation culminating in the first shipment of frozen meat from New Zealand in 1882.  You can purchase a ticket for a combo deal beginning either with Clarks Mill first at 2.00 or Totara Estate at 2.00.  Distance between the sites is five kms. 

  • Come and take a step back in time 23/11/2019

    Ruatuna

    Ruatuna is a nationally significant Category 1 historic place that tells the story of our early rural pioneering beginnings. It faithfully captures the very spirit that helped shape the rural traditions of the New Zealand.  Just like a time machine, Ruatuna will have you stepping back 140 years!  Experience it at our Open Day.

  • Alberton Market Days 10/11/2019 - 12/04/2020

    Alberton Market Day

    Alberton Market Days return for a fourth season!  The fun, family-friendly monthly outdoor Sunday market features speciality produce, and handmade items with music, garden workshops, artisan food stalls 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. 

  • Clarks Mill Comes Alive 26/01/2020 - 29/03/2020

    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.  Not only is the Mill operational over the afternoon but the original Millers House, Smokey Joe's and the Vintage Machinery Club will open their doors.   Refreshments available.