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  • Nelson

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    Enjoy the charms of days gone by. At Founders Heritage Park experience life as it was in Nelson in the 1880s to 1930s. Stroll through the character streets, tranquil established gardens and discover charming village greens more...
  • Auckland

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    Walk around our 7 acre site, and explore gardens and buildings in a Fencible settlement during the 1840 to 1880 period. There are over thirty original colonial buildings collected on site, including schools, a church, forge and general store. Cottages look as though family members have just stepped outside for a moment more...
  • Wellington

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    The Katherine Mansfield Birthplace is the childhood home of one of the world's best-known short story writers and New Zealand's most famous author more...
  • Kaitaia, Waiharara (alias for Waiharera)

    Kaitaia

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    Experience a unique opportunity to view a privately owned collection of vintage cars and machinery used in farming dating back to the early 1900’s. Accumulated and restored by an avid vintage enthusiast over the last 40 years, covering over 1100 square meters of display area more...

    Waiharara (alias for Waiharera)

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    Gumdiggers Park is an authentic Kauri Gum digging site over 100 years old. Maori, European & Dalmatian people formed this now forgotten gum digging culture and provided the basis for one of the biggest industrial booms in New Zealand's history more...
  • Rotorua, Tauranga

    Rotorua

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    June 10 1886 - For more than four terrifying hours, rocks, ash and mud bombarded the peaceful village of Te Wairoa . Now over 120 years on, the excavated village offers a first hand insight into the devastation, chaos and mayhem that transpired on the night Mount Tarawera erupted more...
    We specialise in introducing Rotorua's rich history and viewing some of its spectacular scenery. Rotorua Duck Tours offer amphibious sightseeing tours that are like no other and are centrally located in Rotorua city, Central North Island New Zealand more...
    Not just a load of old bulldozers! Come and visit The New Zealand Caterpillar Experience, the world’s first display of vintage Caterpillar earthmoving equipment. Open 364 days a year – a great all weather attraction for the whole family more...

    Tauranga

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    Once the flourishing Te Papa Mission Station, now a tranquil oasis amid the bustle of the modern city of Tauranga, these buildings and gardens carry us back in time to the early nineteenth century more...
  • Christchurch

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    FAZAZZ The Motorist's Shop opened in Christchurch in 1989. Originally conceived as a retail shop for motoring memorabilia and collectables, the shop has developed into a showcase for automobiles, motorcycles and accessories more...
    Ferrymead Heritage Park features an early 1900s Edwardian township complete with homes, picture theatre, school house, church, jail and railway station, as well as a fascinating array of museum and heritage collections more...
  • Dunedin

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    Discover New Zealand’s only Castle, built 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. It took more than 200 workmen three years to build the Castle shell and master European craftsmen spent a further 12 years embellishing the interior more...
    Olveston is an eloquent expression of one man's dream. A tour of Olveston allows an intimate glimpse of the lifestyle of a privileged family in the early 1900's. It reflects a lifestyle that represents a most important piece in the mosaic of early New Zealand life as a whole more...
  • Palmerston North

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    Caccia Birch House, Palmerston North's premier conference and wedding venue, is a Historical Places Trust Category I listed property more...
  • Invercargill, Riverton

    Invercargill

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    Step inside the doors of our Dee Street, Invercargill store and you will soon see we are so much more than just a hardware store and engineering shop. Home of the World's Fastest Indian more...

    Riverton

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    Te Hikoi Southern Journey, is the South's ultimate heritage attraction, just 25 minutes from Invercargill on the Southern Scenic Route. An experience not to be missed more...
  • Masterton

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    Shear Discovery New Zealand is a new and unique visitor attraction presenting the industry, culture and sport of shearing in New Zealand more...
  • Oamaru

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    Our aim is quite simply to bring New Zealand history alive. To share, celebrate and immerse in our great stories. Themed and costumed interpretation is our point of difference. Leave your mobile & PDA behind and 'step back in time'! Join us in one of our experiences soon more...
  • Greymouth, Jacksons

    Greymouth

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    Over 30 historic buildings make up the recreated 19th Century pioneer town, inspired by the West Coast gold rushes of the 1860s. Its peaceful setting amongst regenerating native forest gives visitors the opportunity to step back in time more...

    Jacksons

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    The building in its current form was completed in 1910 and more recently has undergone a loving restoration. Once relying on the trade of gold seekers, today the tavern is a wonderful rest spot for tourists, travellers and locals alike more...
  • Stratford

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    Tourists, visitors and the community are offered a unique experience that preserves & celebrates local cultural heritage, is a powerful educational resource and a perfect venue for functions and events, with on-site café more...
  • Cromwell

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    Located on the banks of the spectacular Kawarau Gorge, the Goldfields Mining Centre is a historic reserve, protected by New Zealand's Department of Conservation to depict the life and working conditions of Otago's early goldminers more...
  • Kaikoura

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    A link to Kaikoura's whaling past, Fyffe House is the town's oldest surviving building. But the site's significance is more than simply as a house site - it encompasses many aspects of human history in the South Island more...
  • Coromandel, Thames

    Coromandel

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    If you would like to see inside the Stamper Battery, trained geologist Ashley Franklyn shares his passion for Coromandel's history and gold mining past in his famous one hour fully guided tour, described as "one of the most informative and interesting hours you can spend in Coromandel." more...

    Thames

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    A guided tour takes you through an operational 19th century Stamper Battery and into one of the richest goldmines of the time. A self-guided tour allows you to explore the photographic museum, view a video presentation, discover mining relics and see steam-powered machines more...
  • Reefton

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    Learn how the Reefton folk helped New Zealand grow as a nation by experiencing the lives of the prospectors, miners and families who flocked to Reefton in the 1870 gold rush. We invite you to walk around Reefton’s historic buildings and sites with us more...
  • Bainham

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    This general store and post office has been providing essentials to the Bainham community and travellers since 1928. Enjoy a pot of tea or an espresso coffee, served with sublime sweet treats more...
  • Oturehua

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    This historic building in the centre of Oturehua town is one of the best known stores in Central Otago. Built in 1899 this store is a rare delight for any nostalgia enthusiast, successfully merging the old and the new more...
    Hayes Engineering Works and Homestead is a heritage site consisting of a fascinating 1900s engineering factory, farm buildings and a quirky 1920s house and garden. This property was home to the remarkable and hard-working Ernest and Hannah Hayes more...
  • Waipara

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    The Weka Pass Railway is a historic rural railway using both vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives on 12.8 km of scenic line through the unique limestone beauty of the Weka Pass out of Waipara more...

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