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.

Covid-19 response - at Alert Level 2 and above, events are likely to be cancelled.  Where tickets are pre-booked we will do our best to contact you, but otherwise, please check with the hosting venue before you attend.

  • Alberton Summer Market Days 08/11/2020 - 12/04/2021

    Alberton Market Day

    Summer Market Days return to Alberton! Come along to experience our family-friendly Sunday market in the garden, featuring specialty produce and handmade items with music, garden workshops, artisan food stalls and a pop-up tearoom.

  • Smile, Imagine, Reminisce! 17/03/2021 - 30/05/2021

    Tin robot toy

    Currently filling the Collector’s Cabinet in the ballroom at  Alberton is a small display of vintage 20th-century toys belonging to Auckland enthusiast Paul Maringka.

    Collecting toys has been a life-long passion for Paul. With acquisitions from flea markets and antique shops around the world, as well as donations, his impressive hoard fills a shipping container! In pristine condition with original boxes, these are wind-up, battery-operated, 'rotate-o-matic', with 'magic' piston action, bright colours, lights, sounds, boggling eyes and authentic design details. All are geared to delight, entertain and inspire the imagination. Their main objective: fun!

  • Coal Range Cooks 05/05/2021 - 21/07/2021

    Coal range bakers

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

  • Mothers' Day weekend - Tea at Alberton 08/05/2021 - 09/05/2021

    Gibson girls at tea

    Spend time with mum or grandma exploring the historic homestead (built in 1863) and garden at Alberton.

    Soak up the ambiance of the majestic setting over a morning or afternoon tea of light English scones with cream & jam in the grand Victorian ballroom (or on the verandah overlooking the garden - weather permitting). Served from beautiful vintage fine china and antique silverware it is a special experience, unique in Auckland.

    Featuring Harney & Son's tea and Alberton's famous pillowy scones!

  • Learned Lecture & Mothers Day Teatime Special 09/05/2021

    Mothers Day Teatime Special

    The next in Totara Estate's Learned Lecture series... especially for Mothers Day.  Peter Benson will be talking about Oamaru architecture Home is where the heart is ... the evolution of the kitchen in the Granary.   Please then stay on for the excellent Mothers' Day Totara Teatime Special to follow.