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Nelson
Nelson
Christchurch
Christchurch
Dunedin
Dunedin
Queenstown
Queenstown
Blenheim
Blenheim
Greymouth Greymouth Invercargill
Invercargill
Milford Sound Milford Sound Westport
Westport
Hokitika
Hokitika
Franz Josef Franz Josef Kaikoura Kaikoura Timaru
Timaru
Oamaru Oamaru Stewart Island (Oban)
Stewart Island (Oban)
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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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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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