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Collections of interest include textiles, Temuka pottery as well as products from the Regina Bubble gum factory.
In 1985 a purpose built archive facility was attached to the Athenaeum.
Continuing inland the visitor will travel through settlements including .
This scenic drive along the Waitaki Riverbed offers exceptional experiences such as trout fishing, jetboating, waterskiing and windsurfing in addition to magnificent walking, tramping and 4WD routes.
Travelling north from Dunedin, historically, was a major junction and supply depot during Otago’s gold rush years, a point where hopeful miners bravely began their tortuous journey over the ‘Pigroot’ in hope of finding gold.
Today, the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail begins at Palmerston and traces the diamond shaped network of historic gold mines, goldfield towns and scattered mining relics. Explanation of these marvellous boulders wavers between scientific theory and Maori folklore and are a definite ‘must see’.
The Gallery supports local and regional artists and offers national and international exhibitions in all media, which reflect and challenge community interest.The building served as a bank and manager's residence until 1979 when the Oamaru Borough Council acquired the site in exchange for another in the central business district.Local council had been searching for a suitable location for an Oamaru gallery since 1965 when retired architect and former mayor, John M.The Forrester Gallery is registered as a Category 1 site by the Historic Places Trust. Its unique geology and innovative people have left their mark in a variety of ways.It is a place of which its inhabitants are justifiably proud.