Please Note: Event numbers relate to Programme Events, Exhibitions and Activities on the accompanying maps
13 - 23 October
11am - 7pm
Did you know Taiaroa Head has a hidden fort under the albatross colony that protected Dunedin from the 1880s until WWII? Celebrate 30 years of Fort Taiaroa tours and see the world’s only fully restored 1886 Armstrong Disappearing Gun and military displays.
Fort Taiaroa, 1260 Harrington Point Rd, Otago Peninsula
Free during Heritage Festival only, bookings essential.
ph. (03) 478 0499
Friday 13 – Monday 23 October
8pm - 9.30pm
Discover the mystery and misery that hides behind our heritage buildings.
Friday 13 – Monday 23 October
10.15am - dusk
Learn of Otago Peninsula Trust’s pioneering ecotourism ventures and 50 years of preserving and enhancing the flora and fauna on Otago Peninsula for everyone to enjoy.
Royal Albatross Centre, 1260 Harrington Point Road, Otago Peninsula
Friday 13 – Sunday 29 October
Opening: Friday 5pm, then Wednesday to Sunday 12 - 5pm
Weathered features new work by Pauline Bellamy, Manu Berry and John Bellamy.
The varied and curious areas built around the edge of the Otago Harbour have become the subject of detailed explorations by each of our artists. A diverse range of graphic techniques come together to capture these picturesque environments.
In Pauline and John Bellamy's pieces, the working areas of the industrial inner harbour have inspired a series of geometric drypoint etchings and playful mixed media studies.
Manu Berry has focused on Port Chalmers, isolating icons of the distinctive local architecture into bold monochromatic vignettes.
The exhibition will be open before and after the Heritage Festival launch event at the Albatross Centre on October 13th. Early or latecomers welcome up until 7.30pm.
Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Road, Macandrew Bay
Manu Berry, "Otago harbour board building Port Chalmers’’
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.
Friday 13 - Monday 23 October,
Take a ride along the harbour-side on Glenfalloch’s electric green bikes. Cycle beautiful Otago Peninsula and use our map to spot and learn about historic landmarks.
Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, 430 Portobello Rd, Otago Peninsula
$40 per person, R18, bookings essential.
ph. (03) 476 1775 or (03) 476 1006
Friday 13 - Monday 23 October
9.30am - 3.30pm daily & 5pm - late Thu/Fri
Tantalise your tastebuds with harbour heritage inspired cuisine in Glenfalloch’s historic garden setting. Hannes Bareiter, creative chef extraordinaire, showcases local produce crafting innovative dishes with a respectful nod to New Zealand’s culinary traditions.
Glenfalloch Restaurant, 430 Portobello Rd, Otago Peninsula
Bookings recommended, ph. (03) 476 1006
Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 October and Saturday 21 – Monday 23 October,
11am - 4pm
Have you visited New Zealand’s only fully restored Edwardian villa? Come and see how your great-grandparents lived. Built 1909, the start of the Fletcher Empire, fully furnished in period style. Celebrating 25 years open to the public.
Fletcher House, 727 Portobello Road, Otago Peninsula
For further information ph. (03) 476 1775 or visit our website.
Entry by gold coin donation (festival special).
14 - 15 October and 21 - 23 October
9am - 5pm
Celebrate spring heritage on display with a self-guided tour of private and public gardens. Includes gardens in St Leonards, Macandrew Bay, Portobello and the Peninsula.
Leithental Garden, at 7 Rockside Road, is open over Labour weekend and the following weekend.
See Dunedin Gardens to Visit for map and details.
Variable Entry Fees.
Friday 20 to Monday 23 October,
11am - 5pm
OpenArts Inc. (Otago Peninsula artists) presents perspectives of the Peninsula’s heritage, people and special places from castles, cones, coves to boatsheds and beaches.
Macandrew Bay Hall, Greenacres St, Macandrew Bay.
Saturday 21 October
1pm - 4:30pm
In association with the Heritage Festival and as part of the Diwali celebrations, come and visit the Indian Heritage Stall in the foyer of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. You can sit and read about the first Indian to arrive in Otago more than 150 years ago for the gold rush; browse the books for sale on Indian settlers in New Zealand; take away an article on the common birthplace of chefs in Indian restaurants in Dunedin; learn the story of the Kalimpong Kids; and much more, recognising and acknowledging cultural and culinary diversity in Dunedin.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Octagon.
The 1925 group from Kalimpong en route to Wellington - some of the 130 Kalimpong Kids who arrived in New Zealand between 1908 and 1938. Until 1921 all groups arrived in Dunedin due to the scheme's Scottish Presbyterian connections.
The Film Heritage Trust, in partnership with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, brings you a special one-hour selection of historical movie extracts from the 1930s onwards, from around Otago Harbour.
Screenings in four different venues:
- Macandrew Bay: Sunday 15 October 2017, 2pm and 7pm
- Port Chalmers: Saturday 21 October 2017 – 2.30pm and 4pm
- Quarantine Island: Sunday 22 October 2017 – 11am and 2pm
- Central City: Monday 23 October 2017 – 2pm and 7pm
Reservations optional. Tickets for the MacAndrew Bay, Port Chalmers and Central City screenings are free and available online or from Heritage New Zealand, Queens Building, 109 Princes St. Donation on entry appreciated.
Tickets for the Quarantine Island screenings, which include a return ferry trip, are $20 from the Quarantine Island website.
For further information please contact Heritage New Zealand on (03) 47798