Totara Estate, Oamaru

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  • A sunny day , perfect climate for a meander into history to see how the land was farmed and we were allowed to feed the domesticated sheep and learn about why these breeds were used for wool , meat an...  more »
  • At first we drove past, then changed our minds, after all we had our British NT cards on us so it wasn’t going to cost us anything . We were SO glad we stopped, it was absolutely fascinating, telling ...  more »
  • The old farm is a collection of 4 + old Whitestone buildings used in the early 1900s. An interesting story around being the first farm to send frozen Lamb to the UK - something we take for granted now...  more »
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  • Informative and fun. I reckon it's really cool to see the different sheep breeds! We did not join a group tour, but it's still easy to find your way with the little pamphlet.
  • The cradle and foundation of New Zealands weath, with the first shipment of frrozen meat shipped from here in 1882.
  • Very nice and interesting historical site, you can learn about the beggining of the nz farming and frozen meat and whool exportations
  • Fascinating to learn more about early New Zealand history, and especially such an important event as the first frozen meat shipment.
  • A wonderful slice of history. Well preserved by a group who obviously take great pride in their role. The buildings are well maintained and the historical information is easy to view and understand. I visited as part of Oamaru's Victorian festival and hourly enjoyed my visit. I believe the buildings are available for events such as weddings and I could see that it would be a special place especially with accommodation so close in Oamaru. I would recommend this site to others.
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