Totara Estate

Totara Estate, Oamaru: Hours, Address, Totara Estate Reviews: 4.5/5

Totara Estate
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Inspiration456650
Russell, New Zealand139 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a very well laid out historic estate and everything is explained and full of knowledge and history. It's well worth the time to go here.
Written 13 March 2022
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Lathkill
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,090 contributions
Dec 2021
Outstanding and informative. Our guide, Annie Baxter had a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the place. She lived the experience, it wasn't just a period costume for workwear.
Very educational about the agricultural history of New Zealand.
Written 2 January 2022
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Feb 2020
Totara Estate is New Zealand's most historic farm situated in beautiful North Otago countryside where the sheep were killed for frozen mutton.
Written 9 January 2021
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited on Waitangi day. Lots of people dressed up and some really informative talks. Just ask how to cross the field to climb up to the monument.
Written 21 February 2020
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flyingeagle2223
Dunedin, New Zealand344 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
I really loved coming here and looking around especially with my love of history, and learning some more about history within New Zealand, it is totally worth visiting.
Written 15 January 2020
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Andrew Q
15 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Excellent place to visit .. family loved comming here .. highly recommended to anyone passing through the area .. staff are friendly and very helpfull a+++++
Written 25 November 2019
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dorsetnadins
Child Okeford, UK48 contributions
Nov 2019
A really enthusiastic team at Totara is being held back by too much concentration on being the first NZ farm to send frozen lamb to the UK.More focus on the aspects of Totara as a great example of 19th c farming,curating and labelling the vast array of farm implements would help visitors have a better understanding and enhance what is a good but could be better visit.
Written 11 November 2019
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David T
Christchurch, New Zealand2,268 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Such a significant part of NZ history that it’s well worth the visit.

The manageress is wonderful, so accommodating and knowledgeable.

We loved the place.
Written 26 July 2019
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Thanks very much - we enjoy sharing our beautiful property and the stories it tells with our lovely visitors.
Written 1 October 2019
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Linda
Cromwell, New Zealand282 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Well worth a visit. Pull off the main road and get an insight into early New Zealand on a profitable farm.
Written 16 March 2019
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John Kemna
Cromwell, New Zealand496 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nice to look around a bit of famous history for New Zealand. If you are into farming then this is a must see. Always things to learn. Hard graft seems to be how it was before mechanization.
Written 16 March 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM