Totara Estate is open to the public in Alert Level 2 with safety measures in place. Visitors are legally required to wear masks, we also require visitors to check in via the Covid-19 tracer app or manually, maintain physical distancing and sanitise. Please stay home if you’re sick. Refer to our Covid-19 information before visiting for the most up-to-date information or for the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.
September – May
Thursday - Monday
10.00am - 4.00pm
Closed Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Good Friday
Student (tertiary) $6.00
Under 18 years Free
* Surcharges may apply for special events
A visit to Totara Estate is not solely about mutton and markets, however. The four Ōamaru stone farm buildings are a visual treat – hard lines against soft country – and the colourful history is brought vividly to life. When you finish visiting this landmark site you’ll have a head full of colourful anecdotes and a belly full of traditional country baking and tea.
Totara Estate is idenitified as a Tohu Whenua heritage site. Tohu Whenua are the places that have shaped Aotearoa New Zealand. Located in stunning landscapes and rich with stories, they offer some of our best heritage experiences. See more on the Tohu Whenua website.
Not sure where to start?
There’s plenty of heritage throughout the stunning Otago landscape. We’ve put together some ideas to get you started.
Photo: Tim Hawkins / Otago Central Rail Trail Trust