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

Events Programme

Saturday 21 October
1.15 - 2pm and 3pm - 3.45pm

Lewis Carroll’s famous poem brought to life by the talented young actors of Suitcase Theatre. Suitable for all ages.
Port Chalmers Library.

FREE

2:15pm - 3pm

Local poets celebrate the people and place of Port Chalmers.


Rolfe Room, Port Chalmers Library.

FREE

Saturday 21 October
2.30pm and 4pm

The Film Heritage Trust, in partnership with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, brings you a special one-hour selection of historical movie extracts from around Otago Harbour.

Location: Pioneer Hall, 45 George Street, Port Chalmers.

Reservations optional.

Tickets are free and available online or from Heritage New Zealand, Queens Building, 109 Princes Street, Dunedin.

For further information please contact Heritage New Zealand on (03) 4779871

Donation on entry appreciated.

 

 

Sunday 22 October

11am and 2pm

The Film Heritage Trust, in partnership with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, brings you a special one-hour selection of historical movie extracts from around Otago Harbour.

Location: The Married Quarters, Quarantine Island

Reservations optional. Tickets are free and available online or from Heritage New Zealand, Queens Building, 109 Princes Street, Dunedin.

For further information please contact Heritage New Zealand on (03) 4779871.

Donation appreciated on entry.

 

 

Sunday 22 October

11am - 1pm

Join the NZ Marine Studies Centre and discover the amazing marine animals and plants that live in the intertidal zone, and participate in a long-term monitoring programme looking at change on the rocky shores of Otago Harbour. Discussion of how and why the harbour has changed over time will be part of the session.

Deborah Bay, Port Chalmers (park by orange flag just past Carey’s Bay).

See website for more details. 

FREE

 

 

 

 

Visit the website for more information on Heritage Festival events.

Sunday 22 October

Run, walk and explore the historic Peninsula. Test yourself with the 18km Castlewood Caper, race your mates on the 12km Braidwood Bolt or Stroll the Highcliff Hustle.

$65 includes meal and bus to start of race.


More information and booking at 2017headforthehills.eventdesq.com.

Monday 23 October
10am–12pm

Join us for Josephine the locomotive’s 145th birthday celebrations.
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum.

Free event

Monday 23 October
1pm and 3pm (Two tours)

Discover where the original harbour’s edge lies buried and its fascinating history on a guided walk with guides Matt Schmidt (Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga) and Paul Pope (Dunedin Amenities Society).

Meet at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum.

Limited numbers, booking essential.

Alternatively, pick up a free map and follow the trail in your own time. Maps available from Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Public Libraries, i-Site and Heritage NZ.

FREE

Monday 23 October

2pm and 7pm


The Film Heritage Trust, in partnership with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, brings you a special one-hour selection of historical movie extracts from around Otago Harbour.

Location: Otago Royal New Zealand Volunteer Reserve Hall (HMNZS Toroa), 211 St Andrew Street, Dunedin.

Reservations optional. Tickets are free and available online or from Heritage New Zealand, Queens Building, 109 Princes St.

For further information please contact Heritage New Zealand on (03) 4779871.

Donation on entry appreciated.

 

 

Friday 13 - 20 October
Weekdays 9.30am - 5pm, Saturday 14 October 10am - 2pm.

Charts and plans of the early harbour: reclamation, railways, buildings.

See our exhibition on Flckr.

Archives New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office, 556 George Street.

FREE

 

 

Friday 13 to Saturday 31 October
9:30am - 8pm weekdays, 11am - 4pm weekends.

An exhibition of maps showing development on the harbour's edge over time, with particular emphasis on reclamations.

3rd Floor, Dunedin City Library.

FREE

 

 

 

Friday 13 to Monday 23 October
10am - 4pm daily except Sundays

Visit the First Church Heritage Centre, or take part in a tour of the First Church. Tours conducted daily at 2pm, except Sundays.

First Church, 415 Moray Place, Dunedin.

FREE

Duration of Festival
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
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www.albatross.org.nz/fort-taiaroa/

Friday 13 – Monday 23 October
8pm-9.30pm

Discover the mystery and misery that hides behind our heritage buildings.

$35 per person, bookings essential, ph. 0800 428 683 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.hairraisertours.com

 

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
 www.otagopeninsulatrust.co.nz

Free event

Duration of Festival.
10am - 4pm

The Otago Art Society presents works from its membership based on the theme of the Festival. Open 7 days.

Railway Station, Anzac Avenue.

FREE

Friday 13 – Sunday 29 October
Opening: Friday 5pm, then Wednesday to Sunday 12 - 5pm

Manu Berry, John Bellamy and Pauline Bellamy, three artists who live on the harbour edge, reflect on its heritage and hidden depths.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Road, Macandrew Bay

FREE

 

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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