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Totara Estate – where history was made

If you're interested in New Zealand's history, you owe it to yourself to explore Totara Estate, the historic farm in North Oamaru which is credited with sending to Britain the first shipment of frozen meat to leave New Zealand's shores. Now under the management of Heritage New Zealand, the significant landmark can be accessed via a long, tree-lined drive which, in Autumn, is carpeted in golden leaves.
Totara Estate has been farmed since the 1950s and at one point in its long history, comprised over 60,000 hectares. It was well stocked with sheep and...