Please Note: Event numbers relate to Programme Events, Exhibitions and Activities on the accompanying maps

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 21:38

Platypus Submarine at Middlemarch Museum

Saturday 21, Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd October
12 - 3pm
Take the train, or drive to Middlemarch to visit our museum. We are highlighting an Otago Harbour relic: the Platypus submarine. Designed for extracting gold from the Clutha River, the Platypus rested for fifty years at the Dunedin wharf, before being sold for 10 pounds and sent to Barewood. Learn more abut it's fascinating story at the Museum.

5 Aberafon Street, Middlemarch.

$2 adults, children free.
Donations welcome to the Platypus Submarine Project.
Enquires contact Jo on 0220920262.
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Sunday, 17 September 2017 06:49

Taieri Historical Society

Sunday 15 and 22 October
12 - 4pm

Historical Museum displaying how life used to be on the Taieri. Historic buildings, costumes, tools, equipment, photos and gadgets from times past

George King Memorial Drive.
Adult $2, Child $1.
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 23:22

EX14. Dunedin Open Gardens Festival

14 - 15 October and 21 - 23 October
9am - 5pm

Celebrate spring heritage on display in private and public gardens. Details to come soon, check website for updates.

Variable Entry Fees.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 23:08

EX09. Otago People at the Peak

Duration of Festival
10am - 4pm

Did you know New Zealand’s first world champion in any sport was from Otago? The New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame will feature its inducted members from Otago during the Heritage Festival with a special display and a dedicated quiz.

New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Railway Station, Anzac Avenue.
Adults $6, Gold Card and Student ID $4, Children $2.


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Wednesday 18 October

Take an exclusive tour behind the scenes and discuss conservation work with staff.
Cost: $12 per person. Limited to 30 people, bookings essential.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
(03) 477-5052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sunday 15 October

A guided tour of Larnach Castle, focusing on entrepreneur William Larnach’s business activities in the Otago Harbour.

Larnach Castle, 145 Camp Rd, Dunedin.

Booking essential. $31 adult, $10 child.
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 476 1616.

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Sunday 15 October
10:30am - 12 noon and 1:30pm - 3pm

From a fish hatchery in 1904 to a state-of-the-art university teaching laboratory, come and see the new facilities and marine life studied.

New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Rd, Portobello.

Bookings essential, limited numbers.
Adults $15, Children 5 years and over $10.


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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 04:52


Sunday 15 October

Includes photos of harbour communities, ferries and the old Cape Saunders Lighthouse.

Otago Peninsula Museum, 17 Harrington Point, Portobello
$2 per adult, children free




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Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 October and Saturday 21 – Monday 23 October,

Have you visited NZ’s only fully restored Edwardian villa? Built in 1909 and fully furnished in period style.

Fletcher House, 727 Portobello Road, Otago Peninsula
For further information ph. (03) 476 1775 or visit

Entry by gold coin donation (Festival Special).

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