Events Calendar

  • Exclusive private tour

    Exclusive private tour of Olveston.
  • Private evening tour

    Private evening tour of Olveston.
  • Yoga for Vitality

    Yoga for Vitality.
  • Edwardian Garden Games

    Edwardian Garden Games.
  • Behind the Ropes Tour

    Behind the Ropes Tour (1st Tuesday of month) 3-5pm.
  • Art Tour

    Art Tour (2nd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm.
  • Daily Tours

    Six guided tours
    are offered daily

  • Edwardian High Tea

    Edwardian High Tea (1st Sunday of month) 3-5pm.
  • Architectural Tour

    Architectural Tour (3rd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm.
  • Olveston Garden Tour

    Olveston Garden Tour (4th Tuesday of month) 3-4pm.
  • Botanical Art & Illustration

    Botanical Art & Illustration.
  • Life Drawing

    Drawing Salon - Life Drawing Course.
  • Tour with morning tea

    House Tour with morning tea.
  • Illustration & Creative Drawing

    Drawing Salon - Illustration & Creative Drawing Course.
Exclusive private tour of Olveston.

Exclusive private tour of Olveston

Experience an exclusive private guided tour of Olveston. Min. 2 adults. Enter via the front door and discover the treasures of New Zealand's finest Edwardian Stately Home. Complete with the original contents of the house, private tours reveal the richly furnished rooms in addition to areas of the house generally closed to the public including the basement suite and collection storage.

Adults: $90 | Children: $70

Bookings recommended

A 2-hr guided tour of the Theomin family's historic home, reveals the fascinating lives of the Theomin's and enjoy a closer inspection of the collection and artefacts. Refreshments served in the Wine Cellar.

Tours arranged at times to suit when the house is unoccupied by other visitors.

$90 per person (min 2 people, max 8 people)

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Private evening tour of Olveston.

Private evening tour of Olveston

Enjoy a Private guided tour of Olveston for you and your friends. Minimum group size 10 people.

$23 per adult, minimum group size 10.

Please advise start time between 4.30pm and 6.30pm at the time of booking request.

Adults: $23 | Children: $13

Bookings recommended

The guided tour will last 1-hr.

Call now to make a booking T: 03 477 3320.

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Yoga for Vitality.

Yoga for Vitality

Discover the Many Benefits of Yoga

Yoga Classes - Open to women of all levels, including beginners.

Classical yoga in the Iyengar tradition is taught. Students work at their own pace, following clear instruction from our experienced teacher, Jo Woolley. The focus is on developing correct alignment, greater flexibility, increased mobility, strength and mindfulness.

* Yoga Body Yoga Mind *

Cost: $95.00 for a 3 month pass.

Bookings recommended

Come and try a class and discover for yourself the many benefits of yoga for body and mind. Five classes per week to choose from.

Class Timetable:

Mondays - 5.45-6.45pm

Tuesdays - 6.00-7.00pm / 7.15-8.15pm

Fridays - 6.00-7.00pm

Saturdays - 7.30-8.30am

Mats provided free of charge.

Please contact: Jo: jo@livingart.co.nz or Phone 022 461 2561

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Edwardian Garden Games.

Edwardian Garden Games

Start by enjoying a 1-hour personal guided house tour. Your guide will then introduce the rules of croquet. Over the remaining hour have fun playing a game while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee served on the lawn.

Contact us to discuss a time for your tour and croquet to suit T: 03 477 3320 or book now online and leave your preferred tour time in the comments section.

$140 for 4 people, additional people: $35

Bookings recommended

If you wish, bring a picnic to supplement the refreshments provided.

Please call reception to discuss T: 03 477 3320 or leave a message in the comments section, as well as your preferred tour time / arrival when you book now via Bookit.

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Behind the Ropes Tour (1st Tuesday of month) 3-5pm.

Behind the Ropes Tour (1st Tuesday of month) 3-5pm

Treasures abound at Olveston, with many tucked away inside the cupboards and cabinets. Olveston invites you to discover and learn about items that are rarely viewed. Explore further into areas not seen by the general public and peruse the basement areas over a cup of tea.

Behind the Ropes tours are held every 1st Tuesday of the month 3-5pm.

Private groups by arrangement at a time to suit.

Adults: $42 | Child: $42

Bookings recommended

Bookings essential.

Ph: 03 477 3320 or Email: reception@olveston.co.nz to make a booking.

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Tuesday, 1 September, 3:00PM

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Art Tour (2nd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm.

Art Tour (2nd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm

Acquired by the Family between the late 1800s and the early 1960s, the Art Collection contains many prized works by local and international artists.

Learn about the 240 artworks on display, and the Theomin’s passion for collecting during this 2 hour guided tour of the house.

Adults: $42.00 | Child: $42.00

Bookings recommended

Art Tours are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 3-5pm.

Private groups by arrangement at a time to suit. Minimum 8 pax.

Bookings essential.

Ph: 03 477 3320 or Email: reception@olveston.co.nz to make a booking.

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Tuesday, 11 August, 3:00PM

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Daily Tours

1-hr tours commence daily at 9.30 am, 10.45 am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4 pm

For Dunedin Resident or Concession bookings, please contact us directly on T: 03 477 33 or E: reception@olveston.co.nz

To fully appreciate the garden, the architecture, and to browse in the gift shop, then approximately 1 hr 15 min is recommended.

Adults: $23.00 | Child: $13.00 |Infant: free

Bookings recommended

Tours are conducted in English.

Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese and Mandarin speaking guides are available for groups (10 or more).

Olveston is open 365 days a year (including all NZ public holidays).

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Edwardian High Tea (1st Sunday of month) 3-5pm.

Edwardian High Tea (1st Sunday of month) 3-5pm

Join us for our Edwardian High Tea held in the Opulent Olveston Great Hall, followed by a tour of the house. More than bone china and cake stands this is an experience to be savoured.

Edwardian High Teas are held the first Sunday of each month 3-5pm.

For private bookings of groups of 24 or more on request at times to suit.

Adults: $50 | Child: $50

Bookings recommended

Tables are set for 6 so get friends or family together for a fabulous afternoon out. Individual bookings also welcome.

Bookings Essential.

Ph: 03 4773320 or email: reception@olveston.co.nz.

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Sunday, 6 September, 3:00PM

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Architectural Tour (3rd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm.

Architectural Tour (3rd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm

Olveston, an Architectural Gem designed by London Architect Sir Ernest George. The tour takes you from the conceptual plans through to completion. Distinguished Historian Nikolaus Pevsner said "Olveston was one of the finest houses in the Southern Hemisphere."

Architectural tours are held 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.

Private groups can book at other times to suit.

Adults: $42 | Child: $42

Bookings recommended

Bookings essential.

Ph: 03 477 3320 or Email: reception@olveston.co.nz

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Tuesday, 18 August, 3:00PM

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Olveston Garden Tour (4th Tuesday of month) 3-4pm.

Olveston Garden Tour (4th Tuesday of month) 3-4pm

A garden of National Significance. Kauri to Cactus and everything in between. Learn how the Olveston garden has been shaped by 200 years of gardening history.

Tours on the 4th Tuesday of each month. 3-4pm.

Private group tours by arrangement at a time to suit (between 9am and 4pm), minimum group size 8 people.

Adults: $24.00| Child: $24.00

Bookings recommended

Bookings essential.

Ph: 03 477 3320 or Email: reception@olveston.co.nz

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Upcoming

Tuesday, 25 August, 3:00PM

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Botanical Art & Illustration.

Botanical Art & Illustration

Learn the art of Botanical Illustration, study native and exotic flora from the Olveston and Dunedin Botanic Gardens. A wide range of drawing and colour illustration strategies are explored.

These classes at Olveston are led by a practising artist and award winning teacher. Classes are designed for all skill levels - beginning and advanced participants welcome.

$240

Bookings recommended

Botanical Art & Illustration Classes – $240

Next 10-week course commences: August 2nd 2020 -Sundays 3.00-5.30pm.

Bookings essential.

Please contact: jo@livingart.co.nz Mobile: 022 4612 561, 0211 311 960 or T: 03 4712118 for course details and bookings.

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Drawing Salon - Life Drawing Course.

Drawing Salon - Life Drawing Course

Study of the human figure is the best way to learn to draw well.

A wide range of drawing skills and strategies are taught.

Join us for our very popular tutored drawing classes taught by a practising artist and award winning teacher. Classes are designed for all levels - All welcome. Easels provided.

$280

Bookings recommended

Next 12-week course begins March 11 2020. Wednesday evenings, 6pm–8:30pm.

Bookings essential.

Please contact: jo@livingart.co.nz Mobile: 022 4612 561, 0211 311 960 or T: 03 4712118 for course details and bookings.

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House Tour with morning tea.

House Tour with morning tea

Enjoy a 1-hr guided house tour with morning or afternoon tea. Options available:

The servant’s tea break: $32.00pp* A simple morning/afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits

Devonshire Tea: $37.50.00pp* Tea and coffee with fresh scones and jam and cream.

See separate event for Edwardian High Tea option

From $32.00 per person (min 10 people)

Bookings recommended

Tour with morning or afternoon tea only available for groups of 10 to 20 people.

Other catering options available on request

*Prices including private house tours and catering as above.

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Drawing Salon - Illustration & Creative Drawing Course.

Drawing Salon - Illustration & Creative Drawing Course

Learn colour illustration and creative drawing in a series of tutored workshops led by a practising artist and award winning teacher.

$260

Bookings recommended

Illustration & Creative Drawing Classes - $260

Next 12-week course commences: 2nd September 2020

Bookings essential.

Please contact: jo@livingart.co.nz Mobile: 022 4612 561, 0211 311 960 or T: 03 4712118 for course details and bookings.

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August

September
October

Event Bookings August

  • Six Daily Guided Tours

    9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon.
    1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

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  • Art Tour

    Tuesday, 11 August, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Tour (2nd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm
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  • Architectural Tour

    Tuesday, 18 August, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Architectural Tour (3rd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm
    Enquire
  • Olveston Garden Tour

    Tuesday, 25 August, 3:00pm–4:00pm

    Olveston Garden Tour (4th Tuesday of month) 3-4pm
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Event Bookings September

  • Six Daily Guided Tours

    9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon.
    1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

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  • Behind the Ropes Tour

    Tuesday, 1 September, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Behind the Ropes Tour (1st Tuesday of month) 3-5pm
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  • Edwardian High Tea

    Sunday, 6 September, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Edwardian High Tea (1st Sunday of month) 3-5pm
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  • Art Tour

    Tuesday, 8 September, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Tour (2nd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm
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  • Architectural Tour

    Tuesday, 15 September, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Architectural Tour (3rd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm
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  • Olveston Garden Tour

    Tuesday, 22 September, 3:00pm–4:00pm

    Olveston Garden Tour (4th Tuesday of month) 3-4pm
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Event Bookings October

  • Six Daily Guided Tours

    9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon.
    1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

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  • Edwardian High Tea

    Sunday, 4 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Edwardian High Tea (1st Sunday of month) 3-5pm
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  • Behind the Ropes Tour

    Tuesday, 6 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Behind the Ropes Tour (1st Tuesday of month) 3-5pm
    Enquire
  • Art Tour

    Tuesday, 13 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Tour (2nd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm
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  • Architectural Tour

    Tuesday, 20 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Architectural Tour (3rd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm
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  • Olveston Garden Tour

    Tuesday, 27 October, 3:00pm–4:00pm

    Olveston Garden Tour (4th Tuesday of month) 3-4pm
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