Closed Sunday 15 & Monday 16 May due to unforeseen circumstances.
Totara Estate is open under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you are visiting us, you will need to wear a mask and follow our Covid-19 requirements. At this time, we do not require Vaccine Passes for entry to our visitor sites, cafes and shops, however this may be reviewed in line with our Covid-19 policy settings. You can check our website on the day of your visit for the most up-to-date information and please stay home if you’re unwell. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.
September - May
Thursday - Monday
10.00am - 4.00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and the day after New Years Day.
Open National Lamb Day
24 & 25th May
10.00am - 4.00pm
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.
He Aha Kei te Haere | What's On
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