Opening hours : Thursdays and Sundays, 10am – 4pm.
Queens Birthday Weekend: Live Steam for 3 days
Admission: Adults $10, Children 15 years and under FREE (EFTPOS available)
Groups by appointment any day.
The Second Sunday of each month is a “live steam” day with working machinery.
The next live steam days are Sundays 14th May and 11th June.
On live steam days kids and big kids alike love to see the traction engine and steam engines fired up and the blacksmith at work in his forge. Also the stationary internal combustion engines are a fine example of what was used to drive generators, shearing plants and pumps etc.
The stationary boiler is fired up with wood to produce steam to the steam engines which drove generators and sawmills. All on display.
Te Amorangi is proud of the 1892 McLaren Traction Engine which demonstrates past use with a belt drive to a hay baler. This is a very good example of its use prior to modern tractors.
The beautiful 1920s Rhodesian Colonial style Douslin House is finely restored and features an impressive collection of furnishings, clocks and musical instruments of that time and earlier.
Families can picnic in the grounds by Evansville, the 1920s village which evokes fond memories of visits to grandma’s place.
The children love exploring the variety of hand water pumps and, of course, the model train ride within the grounds.