A cluster of little red buildings at Matanaka Farm has stood facing the sea since1843 and are the oldest farm buildings in New Zealand still at their original location.

The attractive little wooden buildings are spectacularly located above a cliff top on a large field of deep green grass close to Waikouaiti just 40 minutes drive north of Dunedin.

When I tried to find these buildings, I had to ask a number of local people and I still got lost. When I finally found the car park, I still couldn’t see the buildings. It took a ten minute walk over farmland to finally come across the isolated structures. According to a review on Tripadvisor, some signage has been erected since I was there to guide those who seek out this worthwhile local historic site. read more