he Albistons of Burnside & the Rodwells of Elderslie are remaking history as their two properties are relinked into a working relationship similar to the original estate in the 1860s. Their heritage tourism business makes it possible for 21st Century visitors to experience and see places where such notable events as the siring of Phar Lap happened. Also where the Governor hosted a garden party for 3-4000 Oamaru residents in 1876 and the first rail expedition arrived into the Waiareka Valley.
Life on this historic estate is now different but these websites recapture its unique history and depict the experiences that are available for guests and tour parties to enjoy. You can plan a visit to excite your anticipation of a stay that will immerse you in the rich tapestry of our remarkable endowments and the surrounding countryside.
lderslie and Burnside Homestead offer a midpoint historic experience in the North Otago heartland of Waiareka Valley for accommodation, booked tour groups and functions.