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The recently reopened Heritage Christchurch set in the iconic 101 year old Old Government Building on Cathedral Square will open its doors to the public for tours on the afternoon of Sunday 19 October during the Christchurch Heritage Festival. The tours will be at 1PM, 2PM and 3 PM. Tours are free with a voluntary gold coin going to the Historic Places Canterbury welcomed.
We invite you to participate and enjoy the original Dunstan Trail over the “Mountain Track” on Sunday 13 April.
This is a unique opportunity to traverse four private sheep stations and follow the original route that the early pioneers took to travel to Central Otago in search of gold. We will follow in exactly the same tracks that the wagons went over and get some idea of the hardships and obstacles they faced.
We will be accompanied by Grahame Sydney, who will have available signed copies of his wonderful book, ‘Promised Land’ and he will be narrating some of the anecdotal history along the trail. (more…)
An Invitation To Join Historic Places Central Otago On A Heritage Tour Of The Northburn Gold Diggings, Bendigo Station And Lindis River Area on Sunday 13 OctoberAn Invitation to join Historic Places Central Otago on a Heritage tour of the Northburn gold diggings, Bendigo Station and Lindis River area on Sunday 13 October
Tour starts at 9am at the Big Fruit on SH8B at Cromwell
BYO Lunch at Lindis Hotel ruins
On behalf of the committee of Historic Places Central Otago we welcome you to attend a guided tour of the Northburn, Bendigo and Lindis River area and finishing the day with a relaxed wine tasting at the Tarras Country Café. (more…)
(This tour was previously advertised for March)
Place: Meet outside Departmental Building, 15 - 21 Stout Street (near Ballance Street) for a tour of two heritage office buildings.
The tour will proceed wet or fine. It is likely that some stairs will need to be navigated as one of the buildings is under renovation. The tour will be mainly inside, but some walking will be required between the buildings. (more…)
Here is an opportunity to catch up with the history of Waimarama. The tour will be led by local resident and kaumatua, Robert MacDonald who will meet us in Havelock North. We will visit various historic sites around Waimarama followed by lunch at Jarks Café (price included).
After lunch we will explore the scenic Hakikino Conservation Reserve. Hakikino is the 15th century ancestral site occupied by the ancestors of the Waimarama Maori people. We will traverse the archaeological remains of the ancient village, and visit protected wetlands sheltering native eels. Robert will also acquaint us with local Maori myths, legends and custom.
We are fortunate to have this tour tailored for our organisation which will make it significantly cheaper than tours offered to the general public. (more…)