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Takahē Twilight Tours

Takahē Twilight Tours

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  • Tue 10 Mar, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Mon 16 Mar, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Tue 17 Mar, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Mon 23 Mar, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Tue 24 Mar, 7:30pm – 8:30pm


Sign of the Takahe, 200 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere, Christchurch



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00

Two extra tours added by popular demand!
Mondays 16 and 23 March.

Explore the gothic mysteries of the Sign of the Takahē with acclaimed creators of immersive historical tours, NO Productions Theatre.

The Cashmere “castle on the hill” has recently re-opened its gates to the public after undergoing many years of earthquake repairs. The tours celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the (in)famous Tram Terminus Resthouse, the most cherished creation of Harry Ell.

Each tour offers a journey through the turbulent history of the famous landmark. The house is reputed to be haunted; and the spirits of the “Ell’s Angels” or even Harry Ell himself may or may not make an appearance... The discerning Guide, William Langford of Langfords (Christchurch actor David Allen) will lead the audience through the delightful twists and turns of the story. Sturdy footwear is recommended.

​The popular Takahē cafe will be open after each tour, should you wish to linger over drinks, socialise and soak up the mysterious atmosphere.

​The tours will start on the Lawn by the Sundial. Duration 45 min. Suitable for ages 12+. Limited season and limited audience only.

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