Southern Destinations: October 02, 2016

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SOUTHERN

HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

MID CANTERBURY ASHBURTON WINCHESTER PLEASANT POINT GERALDINE

TIMARU WAIMATE OAMARU TEKAPO MOERAKI DUNEDIN ALEXANDRA CLYDE

CROMWELL CENTRAL OTAGO WINERIES WANAKA FIORDLAND


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NOVEMBER 2016

CANTERBURY

Inspirational High Country Resort

Terrace Downs Resort is one of Canterbury’s most inspirational venues, offering luxurious facilities, breathtaking

vistas, premier accommodation, superb cuisine, a championship golf course and a menu of adventure activities.

The unique all-season resort is

located within easy proximity of

Christchurch and Methven, allowing

visitors to enjoy its exceptional

facilities for a day trip or weekend

retreat surrounded by high country

scenery, solitude and superb service.

Escape from the city and enjoy

Terrace Downs’ popular Sunday

Buffet every week at 12.30pm. As

well as a variety of delicious foods

both classic favourites and new

additions, you will be entertained by

live music from a variety of talented

Canterbury artists.

Terrace Downs Café is also open

daily to visitors and in-house guests.

Offering spectacular high country

views it is the ideal venue to enjoy

a leisurely drink, tasty snacks,

breakfast, lunch or a childrens’

menu if required.

For the ultimate in guest

entertainment, resort activities

include golf, archery, clay bird

shooting, horse trekking, tennis, helitours,

jet boating, or simply being

pampered at the resort’s on-site

day spa.

The award-winning 18 hole 72

par championship golf course is

situated in an incomparable alpine

environment and provides ideal

challenges for golfers from novice to

aspiring professional. Treat yourself

to a day or weekend of golf with

friends, or a relaxing golf holiday

that combines the best sporting

facilities with fi ne dining and luxury

accommodation.

Terrace Downs Resort offers

a choice of two deluxe options

accommodating a total of

100 guests. The resort’s chalets

comprise beautifully appointed

four and seven bedroom houses,

while the villa suites are spacious

and self contained, range from

one to three bedrooms and are

luxuriously furnished complete with

a raised spa bath. Villa suites also

have a terrace that overlooks the

spectacular 180 degrees of the golf

course and Mt Hutt.

Enjoy a memorable evening

dinner in the elegant Hunters’

Restaurant which features grand

décor refl ecting the distinctive

scenery of Canterbury. The Terrace

Downs food and beverage team

are proud of menus that feature

local and international foods and a

varied selection of beverages which

can be tailored to suit a particular

theme or season.

Terrace Downs Resort is also

a popular venue for Christmas

functions, birthdays and,

anniversaries and is internationally

renowned for weddings,

conferences and events. The

option of booking the whole resort

is available for that extra level of

privacy and exclusivity.

Whether your visit is for a day, a

weekend, a holiday or an event,

you can be assured of absolute

comfort and style knowing

that Terrace Downs’ fl air and

exceptional attention to detail will

make it unforgettable.

“It’s the perfect opportunity

to leave the real world behind

and experience the special and

amazing place that is Terrace

Downs Resort,” says General

Manager Koji Kawamata.

To secure your booking at

Terrace Downs Resort, visit www.

terracedowns.co.nz.

Escape from the city!

There’s something for everyone!

Only one hour drive from Christchurch

623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle, Canterbury

Ph (03) 318 6943 | terracedowns.co.nz | info@terracedowns.co.nz


ASHBURTON NOVEMBER 2016 3

LIVING

THE SWEET LIFE

ASHBURTON'S

BOUTIQUE TEXTILE DESTINATION

Established from scratch in December

2009, Ashburton's Lolly Mania is as

colorful as

its Zimbabwean owner, Howard

Mahere, a husband and father of

three, now a New Zealand citizen

and loving it.

The shop's exciting and appetizing

wide range of sweet (lollies) treats

has become a household name.

Plenty of appreciative customers,

both locals and visitors to Ashburton,

keep returning which is a beautiful

thing indeed.

75 per cent of Howard’s selection

features New Zealand brands and

NOVEMBER 2016

MID CANTERBURY

old favorites like black balls, aniseed

balls, aniseed wheels and much

more. Other products which have not

disappointed are Italian ice cream,

nougat and fudge...yum!

With Christmas on the horizon,

Howard has, as well as popular

silicone spatulas, also introduced

amazing art and craft straight out of

Africa.

Lolly Mania is located next to

Countdown East and Wills Street, so

on your next visit to Ashburton or just

driving through the town, you will

discover it is easy to fi nd but hard to

resist. Enjoy!

19 ROCKIN RIBS FEST LAKE HOOD, ASHBURTON

23 METHVEN HIGH COUNTRY FETE METHVEN RACECOURSE

24 GREASE MUSICAL ATEC

25 BEN HURLEY’S EARTH PLANET SHOW ATEC

27 LONGBEACH COASTAL CHALLENGE LONGBEACH ESTATE, ASHBURTON

DECEMBER 2016

4 MT HUTT BIKE PARK RIDE DAY MT HUTT METHVEN

11 MARVELLOUS MAYFIELD XMAS MARKET MAYFIELD

16 ASHBURTON XMAS RACES ASHBURTON RACECOURSE

26 BOXING DAY TROTTING RACES ASHBURTON RACECOURSE

JANUARY 2017

5-10 METHVEN SUMMER SCHOOL METHVEN

FEBRUARY 2017

18 STH IS.MOBILE HOME EXTRAVAGANZA ASHBURTON SHOWGROUNDS

Ashford Craft Shop draws locals and

visitors alike to its Ashburton location

in the historic Mill House, nestled

in the Ashford Village, providing

warmth and welcoming ambience.

The Ashford Craft Shop is a

kaleidoscope of colours and

inspiration where customers are

welcome to browse, buy or simply

be amazed by the range of textile

supplies and giftware available,

including retro New Zealand styled

gifts and tea towels with iconic Kiwi

memorabilia.

Now stockist of our ‘Knitcola’

designer babywear collection

made from 100% pure New Zealand

Merino - gorgeous trendy colours

and styles are available in sizes

from newborn to 6 months. Let your

special baby enjoy the benefi ts of

wearing NZ wool.

There is a superb choice of yarn

for knitting or crocheting and all the

accessories you need. A specialised

range of yarns – possum, merino,

alpaca and – made here in NZ, also

baby merino/silk, sock, lace and our

own hand-dyed yarns.

The friendly staff are experienced

and eager to share the pleasure of

creating your own garments and

craft inquiries you may have. Not

surprisingly, the Ashford Craft Shop

has become a mecca for enthusiasts

of wool craft and spinning.

Customers who are curious

novices are also encouraged to

give it a try. Spinning, felting, dyeing,

weaving and carding are on display

or can be demonstrated so visitors

can be inspired to learn a new

textile craft or skill.

Ashford Craft Shop is a treasure

trove of ideas and an opportunity

to look, learn and love a new

handcraft.

It is just a one hour drive from

Christchurch so make time to stop

on your next visit to Ashburton.

ASHFORD CRAFT SHOP

Open 7 Days

MARCH 2017

11 MAYFIELD A & P SHOW MAYFIELD

CONTACT

SALES

Jenny Wright Ph 3647446

jenny.wright@starmedia.kiwi

Frank Greenslade Ph 3647441

frank.greenslade@ starmedia.kiwi

EDITORIAL

Wendy Dunlop

DESIGN

Majka Kaiser

PUBLISHER

Star Media

The Christchurch Star

Company Ltd

P O Box 1467

Christchurch 8140

Phone 03 379 7100

Lolly Mania

Stop in for a sweet break!

We have all kinds of lollies including the popular Black balls,

Mint humbugs, Aniseed balls, Aniseed wheels, Fudges,

Toxic waste and Bean boozled.

Come and see our new line of amazing African Art & Craft

Toys and More..!

Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm

and Sunday 10am to 5.30pm

Phone 03 308 9528

Countdown Shopping Centre,

East Street, Ashburton

howard.mahere@gmail.com

www.howardmahere.com

Like Lolly Mania on Facebook

NZ Giftware & Handcraft Shopping Destination

Ashford Village, 427 West Street, SH1,

Ashburton 7700 - Just 1 hour drive from CHCH

P: 03 308 9085 | FP: 0800 274 3673

E: sales@ashfordcraftshop.co.nz

www.ashfordcraftshop.co.nz


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NOVEMBER 2016

ASHBURTON/WINCHESTER

Many Christchurch people will

remember Kavanagh House in

Winchester as a wonderful stopover

enroute to the south. They were

therefore delighted when the imposing

house reopened as a café and

garden centre last year. Renamed

“Miaflora” the current owners John

Grieve and Bruce Wright say the

response has been overwhelming.

As well as the appealing character

of the property and the wonderful

gardens, the location of Miaflora is

a convenient distance from both

Christchurch and Dunedin and just a

few minutes drive from Geraldine.

After relocating from Perth where

they owned an award winning garden

centre, Miaflora combines John’s flair

and expertise as a pastry chef and

Bruce’s profession as a landscape

Experience a tiny hearing aid that

outperforms normal hearing in

challenging listening environments*

A virtually invisible German engineered hearing aid that

enables wearers to understand speech in difficult listening

situations like busy restaurants, and reduces listening

effort throughout your day.*

Easy to operate with excellent sound quality and audibility.

For further information or to book an

appointment for a free hearing screening

and hearing aid demonstration

FREE PHONE: 0800 72 73 66

Completely disappears

Merivale Hearing Clinic

24b Church Lane, Merivale. Call: 356 2324

Greg Foote, Audiologist

gardener. Their shared aim was to

provide quality café food throughout

the day either inside the neo-tudor

house c1910 or in the adjoining

landscaped courtyards, and develop

a garden centre, gift shop and gallery

on site.

The garden centre has a large

selection of garden supplies, plants,

ornaments, garden features and

items suitable for gifts or decoration.

Bruce also stocks the types of plants

that grow well in the local climate like

New Zealand natives, mature maples,

cherry trees, rhododendrons, camellias

and other cottage garden varieties.

The gallery allows John and Bruce to

source the work of local artists, while

local and international sculptures are

a unique feature of the beautifully

established gardens.

Miaflora’s licensed café is open from

9am-5pm Thursdays to Sundays and

on public holiday Mondays and offers

a varied lunch menu with an emphasis

on fresh local produce and all day

coffee and cake. While bookings for

groups up to 24 are advised, “we

especially cater for “call-in” customers

looking for a relaxed lunch or a

welcome break in their journey with

time to browse” says John.

Visitors have been particularly

impressed with the interior

refurbishment of the house and the

exquisite garden setting which also

encompasses rural and mountain

views.

Miaflora is a divine destination with

food for the appetite and the soul.

Hearing Clinics available: Christchurch, Rangiora, Ashburton and West Coast

(Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport). Consultations by Appointment only.

*Clinically proven in two independent studies to provide better than normal hearing in certain demanding listening environments.

*Special conditions apply

Just an hour south of Christchurch,

across a patchwork of plains you’ll

find an impressive range of things to

see and do. En route, Rakaia boasts

the longest bridge in New Zealand

(1.8km) and a reputation for some of

the finest salmon fishing in the world.

Stop at Salmon Tales for some tasty

local delicacies available in the café.

Ashburton is the busy heart of the

region. Visitors frequently admire the

exquisite gardens, browse the Ashford

Art and Craft Village and make

time to explore the town’s clutch of

specialist museums, among them the

Plains Vintage Railway and Historical

Museum and the Aviation Museum.

Sunday

breakfast?

Come visit MIAFLORA Cafe

& Garden Centre, Gift Shop &

Gallery @ Kavanagh House

Open Thurs to Sun 9am-5pm

Also Mon of Public Holidays

MIAFLORA

Cafe & Garden Centre

@ Kavanagh House, Winchester

Phone John or Bruce on 03 615 6150

TO MID CANTERBURY

The Plains Museum is home to a

wide range of exhibits spanning

the history of mid Canterbury

since European settlement of the

area. The Vintage Railway section

comprises 3 operational steam

locomotives and a working Vulcan

Railcar, while the Historical Village

incorporates the old Waterton

Anglican Church, former Chertsey

Railway Station and a collection of

rural farm machinery.

Situated at Ashburton Airport the

Aviation Museum boasts over 20

aircraft on display in the Two Museum

Buildings. Among them you’ll find

a Vampire FB5, Harvard, Benson

Gyro Glider, Weihe Glider, Hughes

Helicopter, Harrier GR3 and a Tiger

Moth. The Museum is also home to

the Southern DC3 Trusts Historic Airliner

ZK AMY .Our latest acquisition is a

Thompson Refueller, one of only nine

on display worldwide.

For a delightful picnic or

promenade, detour to Lake

Hood, the location of Ashburton

Aquatic Park. Take a wetland trail

and boardwalk or treat yourself

to a delectable snack, lunch

or beverage at the Lake House

restaurant and bar.

Against a backdrop of the

Southern Alps, bordered by braided

rivers and crystal clear lakes, Mid

Canterbury is also a paradise for

outdoor enthusiasts; skydive from

12,000 feet, white water raft the

Rangitata River or check out the

many mountain biking options

at Mt Hutt Bike Park or Hakatere

Conservation Park.

High country lakes lure avid fly fishers

and keen trampers, while hot air

ballooning or a scenic flight provides

a bird’s eye view of the varied

landscape. Enjoy jet boating, horse

riding or challenge yourself at Terrace

Downs, one of New Zealand’s best

international golf resorts.

Whatever your budget or the

length of your stay, a range of

accommodation options ensures a

warm welcome to mid Canterbury

and traditional rural hospitality.


PLEASANT POINT NOVEMBER 2016 5

BUILT ON HOSPITALITY

Pleasant Point is well worth a visit. It

is a small country town located just

19 kms west of Timaru on SH8.

When the Fairlie Branch Railway

Line closed in 1968, a group

of enthusiasts established

the Pleasant

Point Railway

and Historical

Society based

on “a vision,

a rusty steam

locomotive, a

vandalized train

station and no

money.”

Today, the award

winning Pleasant

Point Museum and

Railway has the reputation

of being the best of its kind of

operation in New Zealand.

Run entirely by volunteers it has

become one of South Canterbury’s

premier attractions. The Museum

boasts wonderfully restored steam

locomotives and the world’s only

operational Model T Ford railcar.

This unique vehicle holds only 11

passengers, looks more like a bus

on rail wheels, and was built by the

volunteers from the New Zealand

Railways original drawings and

blueprints.

On some weekends

and public holidays

the locomotives pull

historic carriages

along 2.5kms of

track that was

once part of

the old 35mile

branch line to

Fairlie. The trains

run to Keanes

Crossing where

there is an old time

movie theatre, printing

room, model railway, a

collection of railway rolling stock

and much more. Keanes Crossing

has a meeting room with kitchen

facilities making it ideal for special

events and functions including

wedding and family photos within

the museum environs.

Only a few kilometers away at

Waitohi visitors can also visit the

Richard Pearse Monument, which

marks the spot where he became

airborne. There are Maori Rock Art

sites nearby, good fishing in local

rivers, and the local golf course and

camping ground.

Accommodation located

conveniently close to Pleasant Point

Township include motels, B&B’s, a

camping ground and the Pleasant

Point Hotel.

So why not visit Pleasant Point

– the name says it all. You will

find friendly people, a variety of

local businesses, a taxidermist,

restaurants, cafes, one of which is

the home of the famous Denheath

Custard Squares.

One of South Canterbury’s newest

giftware stores, Vibe is owned and

operated by local Pleasant Point

resident Victoria Beach.

Stocking leading giftware and

decor brands such as Woodwick

Candles, MOR, New Zealand brands

are also represented and include;

Citta, Surmanti, Miller Road, Stella &

Gemma, Le Forge and much more.

With the great success of the

website it has given Victoria the

drive to add clothing both in-store

and online. This is something she is

passionate about as she also studied

Fashion Design, Business and Interior

Design.

Brands from "Eb & I've", and "Isle

of Mine" are both great Australian

brands that are easy to wear, great

for many body shapes and excellent

staples for any wardrobe!

Vibe is now a stockist of NZ made

baby clothing which can also be

purchased online at www.thevibe.

co.nz.

Victoria's main focus is to drive

the website so that people can

purchase great giftware, clothing

and decor pieces anywhere in the

world! The Vibe ships worldwide and

has a great following from loyal local

and overseas customers!

You will find Vibe at Shop 7, 59

Main Road Pleasant Point. Phone 03

6148 20 or visit www.thevibe.co.nz.

PLEASANT POINT

MUSEUM & RAILWAY

19kms west of Timaru

VISIT award winning Museum & Railway

RIDE Steam Locos, Model T Railcar...

holiday weekends

VIEW displays, Old Time Movie Theatre, Model Railway,

Printing Room & much more

SPECIAL EVENTS

GET to the POINT Sat 5 Nov from 10.30am

RAILCAR runs DAILY 26 Dec to end Feb 2017

XMAS/NEW YEAR Steam Train running times

27, 28 Dec, 2, 3, 8, 15, 22 Jan 2017 from 10.30am

Adults $10, Child $5

Phone 03 614 8323 (24 hour train info line)

www.pleasantpointrail.org.nz

Pleasant Point

DAIRY

• Ice Cream • Sweets

• Groceries • Snack Foods

• Newspapers • Magazines

• Coffee • Refreshments

• Motor Camp Bookings

For all your needs call in & see

Murray, Selena and the team.

Open 7 days | Ph 03 614 7515

75 Main Road, Pleasant Point

Pleasant Point

Camping Ground

Pleasant Point Domain, State Highway 8,

1 km from Pleasant Point Township Centre

ALL DAY CAFÉ

BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER

NOW OPEN FOR

BREAKFAST

Sky TV, Pool Table,

Free Wifi

Open 8am till Late

26 powered sites, 7 cabins, tent sites,

town supply water, kitchen, laundry,

showers, toilets and children’s play area.

Booking enquiries please phone

(03) 614 7515

Open 3 October – 30 April

Café - Restaurant - Licenced Bar

57 Main Road, Pleasant Point

Phone: 03 614 7661


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NOVEMBER 2016

GERALDINE

Geraldine is one of the South

Island’s prettiest rural towns,

boasting fi ne food, fi ne arts and

fi ne surroundings encompassing

forest, rivers, hills and history. Nestled

at the foot of rolling downs and

bisected by the tranquil Waihi River,

Geraldine is a perfect blend of

town and country.

Geraldine has become known

as a haven for talented artists

and for delectable food items

that constantly tempt visitors to

the town. In the local galleries,

workshops and studios you’ll fi nd

a range of wonderful hand made

crafts and art works.

Some of the town’s edible

creations are widely renowned;

local Talbot cheeses, chocolates,

chutneys, jams, sauces, gourmet ice

cream, including Barker’s products,

and a range of quality cafes and

restaurants.

Within Geraldine are long

established parks boasting

magnifi cent exotic trees, plantings,

playgrounds, picnic spots and a

popular heated outdoor swimming

DOG VACATION

A FINE TIME IN

geraldine

When you go on holiday this summer, why

not give your dog a farm- stay holiday

too? Brookside Kennels in Geraldine

offers clean, spacious accommodation

for your dog. With two supervised runs

daily around the paddocks, dogs are fed

twice daily and food is either supplied

at the kennels or owners can provide a

special diet if they wish.

Medical conditions are catered for

and your dog will be looked after by

experienced dog lovers, backed up by

the services of a local vet if the need

arises.

For just $15 per day, book your dog into

Brookside Kennels and enjoy some petowner’s

peace of mind for the holidays.

Located at 208 Woodbury Road, 2kms

from Geraldine, Brookside Kennels

welcomes your enquiry on 03 693 9929.

pool. Homeowners take pride in

their homes and gardens and many

are open to the public at certain

times of the year.

From the bustling main street, it is

a few minutes stroll to Talbot Forest,

a rare remnant of native podcarp

forest with a fabulous view over the

plains and nearby mountains.

Beyond the town are three river

gorges to explore and just 20

minutes drive from Geraldine, Peel

Forest is a popular recreation area

with walking tracks, birdlife and

many reminders of the region’s

early pioneers.

From the top of Mt Peel the

energetic are rewarded with

amazing views, while nearby

Rangitata River is famous for its

world class salmon fi shing, kayaking

and river rafting.

Geraldine offers country charm

with plenty to see and do for a

day trip or longer. There is excellent

accommodation in heritage B&B’s,

motels, home and farm stays and

several well appointed holiday

parks within the area.

Offering impressive peace and

comfort, Geraldine’s Andorra Motel

is the perfect place to retreat and

relax or explore the many attractions

of South Canterbury.

Surrounded by an acre of grounds

and quiet outdoor areas with tables,

chairs and barbeque equipment,

the motel comprises 7 large studio

units (one with wheelchair access),

four one bedroom units and three

two bedroom units.

The units are beautifully

maintained and well appointed

with fully equipped kitchens, queen

or single beds, radio, phone, Sky TV

FreshChoice supermarkets are all

locally owned and operated and

Geraldine’s is no exception. Centrally

located in Peel Street and open 7am-

8pm 7 days a week, Fresh Choice

is convenient for all your food items

whether you live in Geraldine or you

are just visiting.

The clean well stocked shop

has a comprehensive range of

fresh and processed foods, with

fruit, vegetables, meat, deli and

bakery. Believing that good food

ANDORA MOTEL

COMPETITIVE PRICES

and DVDs, while their single level

design allows for easy access with

ample car parking.

Guests can enjoy a game of pool

in the games room, relax by the

on-site swimming pool, take a short

stroll to the shops and amenities of

Geraldine, cook up a barbeque

or relish an indulgent continental

breakfast delivered straight to their

door.

For further information and

reservations phone your friendly

hosts Lew and Kate Redwood on

03 693 8622 or visit them online at

www.andorramotelgeraldine.co.nz.

is the cornerstone of a healthy life,

FreshChoice Geraldine is committed

to sourcing the freshest of foods

and offering them at a competitive

price. You will also find a selection of

beer and wine, local Talbot cheeses

and an extensive range of Barkers

condiments.

With the best fresh food in town,

value for money, friendly helpful

staff and great customer service,

FreshChoice Geraldine is your one

stop shop every day of the week.

geraldine

Your local full service

supermarket

Peel Street, Geraldine.

Phone 693 8529.

Open 7am-8pm, 7 days.

FreshChoice Geraldine

Owned and

operated

by locals

We exercise all

dogs in fully

secure, fenced

paddocks

208 Woodbury Road • Geraldine

Ph: 03-693 9929 • Mob: 021 076 4534

Email kbarb@xtra.co.nz

We are situated off the street in quiet peacful,

surroundings within easy walking distance of

Geraldine Town Centre.

Serviced Daily

Separate Kitchens and Full Cooking Facilities

Games Room With Pool Table

Continental Breakfasts Available

Full Laundry Facilities

16 McKenzie Street gerALDine

reSerVAtiOnS free phOne 0800 263 677

This very attractive property is for sale as a freehold going concern.


TIMARU NOVEMBER 2016 7

Christmas holidays include visiting

the Caroline Bay Annual Carnival

and it should be high on your list

these holidays, with a variety line up

of talent and free concerts each

day now at 2pm and 7pm.

Beginning 26 December and

running for 16 days, the programme

is full of entertainment that includes

Ainslie Allen, Tim Beveridge, Jackie

Clarke, Chet O’Connell, Rikki Morris

& Hobnail, games and rides, many

contests for different age groups,

and also the very popular Alpine

Energy Talent Quest.

New Year’s Eve promises a two

hour concert from 9pm with the Pub

Charity Fireworks display at midnight

to welcome in the New Year.

Mini golf is open from 10am,

with train rides and games starting

around 11am.

Be sure to check out the Merry Go

Round, Octopus, Big Wheel, Chair O

Plane and many other rides operate

throughout the day and evening.

Many prizes are to be won with

a variety of games including the

chocolate wheel and housie.

Talent Quest entry forms are

available via email with entries

closing 6 January.

Numerous volunteers have

been hard at work to make your

carnival visit an enjoyable one.

For the line-up of artists performing

each day see the ad below or visit

www.carolinebay.org.nz or email

Caroline.Bay@xtra.co.nz for the full

programme.

TOP OF THE BAY

At Monteith’s Bar and Grill on Bay Hill

you can soak up spectacular views

of Timaru’s iconic Caroline Bay.

With attractive outdoor dinning

and a warm inviting interior, guests

can choose to relax over a drink or

meal either inside or bask in the sun

while dining alfresco.

Monteith’s offers a sophisticated

yet casual atmosphere with classy

pub-style food for family and friends

to enjoy.

An ideal stop for travellers en

route to their holiday destination,

Monteith’s Restaurant is open seven

days.

From 8am daily the restaurant has

a comprehensive breakfast, lunch

and dinner menu with tempting

dishes to suit all tastes at all times of

the day.

Complement your meal with the

restaurant's diverse selection of

wines or sample one of the many

Monteith’s award-winning beers on

tap and by the bottle.

PANORAMIC VIEWS

Ideally located for guests to enjoy

Timaru’s attractions, Panorama

Motor Lodge is opposite Caroline

Bay and just metres from the start of

the shopping precinct. There are also

three restaurants in the same block

for those who prefer to eat out.

Panorama Motor Lodge comprises

19 units in total with a variety

of studio, one bedroom or two

bedroom accommodation. All units

are self catering and one unit is

specifically designed with facilities for

the disabled.

Comprehensive on-site guest

facilities and services make the

motel ideal for both leisure or

business travellers and include;

breakfast service, a gym, sauna and

spa pool, off-street parking, a guest

laundry, cot and highchair, video,

fax, wireless internet and a small

meeting unit.

Panorama Motor Lodge offers

value for money with excellent

standards of comfort and friendly

helpful service.

The 106th

Welcome to

Tim Beveridge

nomad

Monday 26 th December

2pm The Soul Agency

7pm Ainslie Allen & The Giants

Tuesday 27 th December

2pm Ainslie Allen & The Giants

7pm Camille & Stuie (Aust)

Wednesday 28 th December

2pm Camille & Stuie (Aust)

7pm nomad

Thursday 29 th December

2pm nomad

7pm The Mermaids

Friday 30 th December

2pm The Mermaids

7pm Tim Beveridge

TIMARU

Boxing Day to January 8 th and January 14 th to 15 th

Entertainment Programme

Saturday 31 st December

2pm Tim Beveridge

7pm CCR Tribute

9pm CCR Tribute & Lazyboys Legends of

Rock & Double Talk

Sunday 1 st January

2pm Lazyboys Legends of Rock

7pm Midge Marsden

Monday 2 nd January

2pm Midge Marsden

7pm Jackie Clarke, Chet O’Connell, Rikki Morris

Tuesday 3 rd January

2pm Jackie Clarke, Chet O’Connell, Rikki Morris

7pm Jamie McDell

Wednesday 4 th January

2pm Jamie McDell

7pm Triple Shot

Thursday 5 th January

2pm Triple Shot

7pm Hobnail

Friday 6 th January

2pm Impact Stage & Dance School

7pm Hobnail

Saturday 7 th January

2pm Junior Talent Quest Semi Final

7pm Intermediate Talent Quest Semi Final

Sunday 8 th January

2pm Senior Talent Quest Semi Final

7pm Alpine Energy Talent Quest Grand Final

Saturday 14 th January

2pm The Hitmen

7pm The Hitmen

Sunday 15 th January

2pm to 3.30pm

CCR Tribute

The Hitmen

The Hitmen & Guests with City Limit

No Evening Concert

For full programme details check out www.carolinebay.org.nz

or email: caroline.bay@xtra.co.nz

• Panoramic Views of Caroline Bay • Indoor/Outdoor Dining

• Relaxed Atmosphere • Great Wine List • Classy Pub Style Menu

• Friendly Professional Staff

• Open 7 days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, daily till late

Monteith’s RestauRant & BaR on the Bay hill

56 the Bay hill, timaru

Phone 03 688 4367 | Fax 03 683 1822

Overlooking Caroline Bay,

Private Patios and Alpine

or Sea Views, air cond.

Variety of rooms ranging

from studios to fully self

contained apartments

and 4 bedroom house.

Sam & Kerrie Langton

50-52 The Bay Hill, Timaru

Ph: 03 688 0097

Email: lets-stay@panorama.net.nz

www.panorama.net.nz


8

NOVEMBER 2016

SCENIC DIVERSITY

TIMARU

FOSSILS TO FASHION

The central South Island is an inviting

stop en route from Christchurch,

Dunedin or Queenstown as well

as being a popular destination for

weekends, holidays and events.

Stretching from the Southern Alps

to the Pacific Ocean, the Central

South’s scenic geographic diversity

offers a range of recreational

pursuits including rock climbing,

rafting, mountain biking, skiing and

boating. Secluded river gorges and

the tranquillity of Peel Forest provide

perfect venues for walking and

exceptional fishing.

Timaru, the district’s thriving main

centre is a hospitable base to

discover local attractions within the

surrounding area. Caroline Bay is

a popular swimming beach and

entertainment area adjacent to the

town’s main shopping street.

The town is also renowned

talent quest and fairground rides,

New Year’s Eve fireworks, disco and

bonfire on the beach.

South Canterbury is peppered

with charming small towns and rural

attractions. Visit Temuka to discover

its long association with pottery

and browse Temuka Pottery’s store;

stop over in Geraldine to enjoy its

specialty shops, renowned Talbot

cheeses and Barkers preserves, take

a trip to Pleasant Point to see its

popular steam train and museum.

En route see a life sized replica of

Richard Pearse’s flying machine at

Waitohi or immerse yourself in Maori

heritage at the Te Ana Ngai Tahu

Rock Art Centre.

Within the district three

picturesque heritage trails pass

through some of the South Island’s

most breathtaking scenery,

including Aoraki Mt Cook, New

Explore the wonderful world of local

heritage at South Canterbury Museum

in Timaru. From fossils to fashions, there

are hundreds of things to see.

Discover wildlife and geology, learn

about local Maori history, the arrival

of European settlers, social history and

everyday life during the last 150 years.

Be amazed by the fascinating story

of New Zealand Aviator and Inventor

Richard Pearse, the first person to fly in

1903.

There are puzzles, dress-ups and

mystery quizzes for children, while the

museum’s research area provides

a huge selection of documentary

resources for digging deeper. Local

heritage films can be viewed in the

Heritage Theatre, while souvenirs, gifts

and local history books or DVD’s are

available for purchase in the museum

shop.

South Canterbury Museum is open

Tuesday to Friday 10am-4.30pm and

weekends and public holidays from

1pm-4.30pm.

AFFORDABLE HOLIDAY ACCOMODATION

for its Botanical Gardens, South

Canterbury Museum, Aigantighe

Gallery and Sculpture Garden,

while its fine Edwardian buildings

provide the ambience for trendy

bars and eateries like Monteiths

Brewery Bar and the Tussock

Restaurant.

For over 100 years Caroline Bay

Carnival has been an annual

summer event. Beginning on Boxing

Day, the carnival showcases a

variety of shows, competitions,

Zealand’s highest peak and the

spectacular Pukaki and Tekapo

hydro lakes.

There’s plenty of scope for

adventure activity with rafting on

the Rangitata River, boating and

fishing at the hydro lakes, fishing

and hunting safaris or tramping the

Four Peaks High Country Track. You

can walk, mountain bike or horse

trek in Peel Forest, take a scenic

flight or enjoy a serious soak in the

hot pools at Tekapo.

Glenmark Holiday Park in Timaru

offers a range of accommodation

options to suit all budgets. As well

as motels units, there are kitchen

cabins, standard cabins, powered

campsites and tent sites.

Hosts April and Ian Clifford pride

themselves on providing clean,

comfortable amenities which

include the shower block, guest

laundry, TV lounge, barbeque,

swimming pool, play area, camp

shop, internet access and camper

waste station.

Glenmark Holiday Park also

accepts pets, so you can bring them

on holiday too.

They can also advise visitors on the

activities and attractions available

in Timaru and the surrounding

area. Enjoy viewing the Little Blue

Penguin colony in the evenings

at Caroline Bay, or simply soak up

the atmosphere of the quiet family

camp.

During Christmas and New Year

there will be fun camp activities

for children and in the evenings, a

friendly game of housie.

The relaxed rural setting is just 3

minutes from the town centre and

is perfect for an affordable holiday

within easy reach of Christchurch.

Phone 03 6843682 or visit www.

timarumotorcamp.co.nz for further

information and reservations.

Explore

Nature

History

From fossils to fashions, there

are hundreds of fascinating

things to see. Discover the

heritage of South Canterbury

Culture

Perth Street, downtown Timaru

museum.timaru.govt.nz

www.facebook.com/SCMuseum

Our park is in a relaxed rural location,

but only 5 minutes to town. Family friendly

cycle paths to beautiful beaches, from

the park. Large tent sites for friends

reunions. Or a self contained motel

for the family. Book now for your

Christmas holidays!

Your Hosts: April, Ian, Brett & Kelly Clifford

30 Beaconsfield Road, RD 2, Timaru | Ph: 03 684 3682

Email: glenmarkmotorcamp@xtra.co.nz | www.glenmarkholidaypark.co.nz


TIMARU NOVEMBER 2016 9

Timaru's Premier Accomodation

MID CANTERBURY

Just five minutes drive from popular

Caroline Bay, Aspen on King is one

of Timaru’s largest and quietest

motel complexes. The Qualmark four

star plus accommodation comprises

a total of 29 quiet units.

Aspen on King caters for all

visitors including families, groups

and corporate travellers with an

impressive variety of units including

six two bedroom units and one three

bedroom apartment.

All units offer free wifi, Sky TV and

an extensive DVD library for guests.

Most units have spa baths and full

kitchens, and all family units have

been substantially refurbished in

anticipation for the holiday season

ahead.

Aspen on King offers guests

superior amenities, stylish décor,

top quality comfort, a convenient

location and a competitive price.

For further information and

reservations phone 0800 822 344 or

visit www.aspenonking.co.nz.

NOVEMBER

3 GERALDINE SUMMER FETE STOVER FARM GERALDINE

5 ABBA THEATRE ROYAL TIMARU

5 "STEAMING" DAY PLEASANT POINT RAILWAY

7 STAN WALKER TAKEOVER TOUR THEATRE ROYAL TIMARU

10- 12 GERALDINE ARTS AND PLANTS FESTIVAL GERALDINE DOMAIN

17 OPERA-TUNITY GALA THEATRE ROYAL TIMARU

21-27 FESTIVAL OF ROSES VARIOUS VENUES, TIMARU

26 GERALDINE CHRISTMAS @ RACES ORARI RACECOURSE

DECEMBER

2 GO GERALDINE CHRISTMAS PARADE GERALDINE

3 WAIMATE RODEO A&P SHOWGROUNDS

10 STRAWBERRY FARE WAIMATE

10-11 V4 & ROTARY SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPS TIMARU INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

11 V4 & ROTARY “SHOW AND SHINE” DAY TIMARU INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

26- CAROLINE BAY CARNIVAL TIMARU

27-28 "STEAMING" DAYS PLEASANT POINT RAILWAY

JANUARY 2017

2-22 "STEAMING" DAYS PLEASANT POINT RAILWAY

-15 CAROLINE BAY CARNIVAL - FINAL DAY TIMARU

what's new in timaru

Check out the Shearer’s Quarters, a

new South Canterbury destination.

Located at Seadown Timaru, the

Shearer’s Quarters is a delightful

café and gift shop. Sip your coffee

in the old silo or the shearing shed

and enjoy the shady verandah or

secluded garden in summer.

Taste nostalgic country flavours

whatever the season and a

delicious menu featuring local

produce for lunch, functions and

healthy family fare. Share a platter

with friends and team it with wine,

cider or a chilled beer for a perfect

summer time treat.

SUPPORTIVE

SCHOOLING ENVIRONMENT

Gleniti School is located in one of

Timaru’s newest residential areas and

welcomes new pupils who may be

relocating to the district.

It offers high quality education in a

caring and supportive community and

modern design and spacious grounds are

conducive to a full range of educational,

cultural and sporting activities.

With quality teaching and learning

programmes for Years 1-8, Glentiti School

is committed to providing a first class

educational experience for all students.

Located at 22 Heath St Timaru, visit www.

gleniti.school.nz or phone 03 6860082 for

further information.

Gleniti School

www.gleniti.school.nz

Ringing in the futuRe

22 HeatH Street, timaru

03 686 0082

enrolment enquirieS alwayS welcome


• Fantastic quiet position

• 29 luxury units

• Quarter acre lawn with giant

chess set

• Trampoline

• Parking for buses, trailers, etc

• Enormous 2 bedroom family units

• Free DVD library

• Corporate facilities with

broadband work stations

reLAX & unWinD

Breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks

Functions & special occasions (by arrangement)

Out-catering services available

Opening hOurs

Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 4pm

• Mini golf

• Pentanque • Garden Centre

• Farm yard animals

51 King Street, Timaru // Tel/Fax: 688 3054 // FREEPHONE 0800 822 344.

Email: stay@aspenonking.co.nz // www.aspenonking.co.nz

924 Seadown Rd, Timaru | Ph: 03 615 9043


10

NOVEMBER 2016

WAIMATE MUSEUM CHARMING HERITAGE

The Waimate Museum is a complex

of several buildings – seven of

which are open to visitors. The

main building is the magnificent

Courthouse built in 1879. Inside you

will find a clock room, military room,

telephone display, photographs and

much more. The courtroom itself

houses temporary displays like the

upcoming Underworld exhibition.

Visitors enjoy reliving their

schooldays in the Douglas School

and our younger visitors especially

like to experience being locked in a

jail cell in the old lock-up.

The story of how the people of

Waihao lived in pre-European times

is told through a video and a display

of traditionally built shelters in the

rammed- earth Lilian Marshall building.

This building also houses the

comprehensive moa display

showcasing moa bones found at the

local Kapua swamp. The geology

display is also in this building and

traces the Earth’s history through

rocks and examples of fossils from

different geological eras.

More recent human history can be

seen in the tiny Bremner’s cottage

from the Bushtown days of the late

1800’s and the horse-drawn vehicles

and recreated

street of shops in the Pavilion.

Waimate Museum is a unique

and interesting place to visit.

For more information, visit www.

waimatemuseumandarchives.org.

WAIMATE

Waimate's Wallabies

While visiting Waimate, you must

visit the town’s famous wallabies

at EnkleDooVery Korna Wallaby

Park. Visitors can wander at their

leisure among 60 tame wallabies,

all in their family groups within over

20 enclosures. Special pellets are

provided to help you participate in

the feeding experience.

Gwen, the “Wallaby Lady” has

been hand rearing baby wallabies

since 1977, but only opened the

park to the public in 1999. From

October to April, Gwen hand

rears baby wallabies brought to

her by hunters. This requires much

commitment as they need constant

warmth and food. But they really

are cute and love to be cuddled

by visiting children and adults! There

are also other animals to see at the

park including bantams, possums

and rare breed sheep, as well as an

old time Trapper’s Hut.

The park is located off Highway

82 on Bathgates Road close

to Waimate. Watch out for the

Wallaby Park sign and don’t forget

your camera. Open daily from 20

September to 10 June from 10am-

5pm or off season 11 June to 19

September 10am-4pm (weather

dependent), by appointment or

simply by chance.

Phone 03 689 7197 or visit www.

waimatedc.govt.nz/tamewallabies.

A THRIVING RURAL TOWN

Nestled at the foot of the Hunter Hills,

8km off State Highway 1, Waimate

is a thriving rural town providing the

visitor with many reasons to stop and

explore.

Characterised by wide spacious

streets, a valued collection of

Edwardian buildings, historic

churches, parks and beautiful

gardens, Waimate offers a relaxed,

friendly environment for both residents

and visitors.

Specialist shops and cafes and

the Vines Restaurant, incorporating

Point Bush Vineyard, provide the

opportunity to relax or enjoy a little

local flavour at the Saturday morning

market stocked with local produce.

The town is the heart of a district

blessed with rivers and lakes that offer

an extensive range of outdoor pursuits

such as world renowned salmon and

trout fishing, deer hunting, boating,

yachting, bird watching and family

camping on the lake shores.

Waimate has not forgotten its

heritage and those people and

animals that helped mould it. The

White Horse Monument is a tribute

to Clydesdale horses and the stands

majestically on the Hunters Hills,

visible for miles and accessed via the

Waimate walkway or by car.

The Waimate district is one of the

few places in NZ where wallabies

have taken up residence. Introduced

from Australia, you can see them

at the town’s EnkleDooVery Korna

Wallaby Park where Gwen, “the

Wallaby Lady” has been rearing baby

wallabies since 1977.

Waimate is also famous for its

strawberries, which have been grown

in the region since the late 1880’s. At

any of the strawberry fields, growers

will sell you a punnet of their finest

berries, real berry fruit ice cream or

pick your own straight from the field.

You can’t get much fresher than that!

Outstanding forest, mountain and

alpine tracks encourage walking or

mountain biking with the new bike

trails nearing completion. The White

Horse Walkway offers a two hour

return 3km trail, rewarding the walker

with magnificent views, while the

Studholme Bush Walkway comprises

five individual walks of 20 minutes or

a combination of all five tracks over

three hours.

Tourism contributes to Waimate's

economy with many independent

travellers visiting the area to enjoy

its attractions and annual events,

such as Waimate Rodeo (Saturday

3rd December) , Strawberry Fare

(Saturday 10th December) The March

Hare Motor Cycle Rally in March and

Waimate 50 at Labour Weekend.

Waimate also offers an alternative

route to Queenstown via the

spectacular scenery of the Waitaki

Lakes. For further information on

Waimate, including maps, brochures

etc call into the Waimate Information

Centre or view www.waimate.org.nz.

Travel thirty minutes south of

Timaru to discover a valued

collection of Edwardian

buildings and historic

churches, beautiful parks

and gardens, an abundance

of recreational opportunities

including walks and mountain

biking, shops, cafes and in

season, THE best strawberries.

Waimate is also home to NZ’s

largest wallabies!

For walks, wine and

wallabies ... Waimate, turn

in at the yellow barn!

VISIT

WAIMATE

DISTRICT

WAIMATE INFORMATION CENTRE

Tel: 03 689 7771

Em: info@waimatedc.govt.nz

www.waimate.org.nz

HOP TO THE

WALLABY PARK

EnkleDooVery

Korna Waimate

Affordable Hands-on

Adventure

• WALK AMONGST • TOUCH

• CUDDLE • FEED• PHOTOGRAPH

• OUR FAMOUS WALLABIES

no eftpos or credit card facilities

60 tame wallabies • Open 7 days 10am-5pm

• 20 September through to 10 June

• During the off season, June 11th to September

19th, will be open by appointment, weatherdependent

or by chance, 10am to 4pm

Located North End of State Highway 82

on Bathgates Rd, Waimate

Your host: Gwen Dempster-Schouten 03 689 7197

c/- email: jenny_dempster@hotmail.com

www.waimatedc.govt.nz/tamewallabies


WAIMATE NOVEMBER 2016 11

WAIMATE ICONS & LANDMARKS

BUTLER'S BERRIES

For decades the Waimate

District has been renowned for its

strawberries and celebrates the

juicy crop with an annual Strawberry

Festival at the iconic Butlers Berry

Farm and Café. Located just south

of Timaru on SH1, a large wagon of

huge strawberries is without doubt

a “must try” invitation to stop, shop,

stay and sample Butlers berries in

numerous mouth watering ways.

Renowned for their high quality

fruit and produce throughout the

district and beyond, you’ll find

exceptional coffee and delectable

food. The licensed cafe serves

a berry-inspired menu, fresh fruit

ice creams and smoothies to sigh

for! Butlers Café is famous for its

Devonshire Teas, with “light as air”

scones, real cream and your choice

of Butlers jams made with more fruit

and less sugar.

On a commercial scale, Butlers

manufacture a variety of jams

and chutneys using their own fruit

throughout the year. These are

available at the Fruit Stall and can

also be tasted in the Café.

You can purchase punnets of

strawberries as well as raspberries,

gooseberries, blackberries and red or

blackcurrants. But you can also pick

your own in season and take home

magic in a mouthful – sweet, firm and

colourful, the way berries should be.

Butlers Berry Farm and Café is also

a superb venue. For family groups,

small events and weddings, up to 50

guests can be catered for in the café

and marquee space in the grounds,

surrounded by strawberry fields.

You can also stay in on site

accommodation which comprises

two two bedroomed cottages (each

sleeping four) plus a backpacker

lodge which can accommodate 14

people in total. Enjoy a berry splendid

Butler breakfast and then explore the

history, walks and cycle trails in the

local area.

Butlers Berry Farm and Café is open

seven days and owners Jackie and

Donald Butler welcome visitors and

guests whether it is a quick visit, a day

trip or a longer stay.

For further information about

accomodation, the cafe or to

buy berries online visit www.

butlersberries.co.nz.

Heavenly Haven For Vintage Lovers

A visit to Vintage Chic is a "must" for

lovers of second hand and up-cycled

furniture, memorabilia and retro

items as well as a wide range of new

giftware.

The large shop has plenty of room

for the up-cycling and restoring of

furniture on one side of the shop,

while the shop floor on the other

side caters for giftware, second

hand clothing, linen, jewellery and

ornamentals. Because the shop

is large there is plenty of room to

move around without banging into

things and space for pushchairs and

wheelchairs.

Janelle Roguski’s collections are

sourced through auctions and sales

and listening to what the customer

is looking for. She likes to find the

unusual pieces that she can redo and

bring new life to. “I love the older solid

wood furniture which was built to last

but I also have an affinity for giftware

when sourcing all sorts of new items,”

says Janelle.

Vintage Chic has become a very

popular place to visit with people

coming to Waimate from all over the

district and beyond.

Te Waimate

Settler Michael Studholme is

considered to be the “Father of

Waimate.” In 1854 he set out from

Christchurch in a dray and upon

reaching Point Bush, negotiated

with local Maori to stay in the area.

In 1855 he received the first pastoral

license and called the property Te

Waimate. His thatched “cuddy” was

the first European dwelling and still

stands in the garden of Te Waimate.

The White Horse

Similar to the white horse cut into

the chalk hills of Wiltshire in England,

Waimate’s white horse was unveiled

in 1968 to commemorate the

contribution that Clydesdale horses

have made to the development of

the district. Measuring 60 feet high,

48 feet long and 130 feet above sea

level, the landmark is visible for miles

around.

Victoria Park

Land was set aside for a park as

early in Waimate’s history as 1881.

Plans included a banked cycling

track, oval lawn, ornamental

gardens and the planting of

English oak trees. The Caledonian

Society held its annual games

there on Boxing Day and the

Athletics Association has held

events there since the 1920’s.

Queen Bee

Waimate’s Café on Queen is enjoyed

by residents and visitors alike. Located

in the heart of town, the café is

owned by Penny and Paul Sheehy

and offers delicious food and baked

goods on site.

Open daily, Café on Queen

operates 9-4pm Monday to Friday

and 9-3pmon weekends, so there is

plenty of opportunity to sample the

menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner as

well as tempting coffee and cabinet

food throughout the day.

This popular-by-word-of-mouth

business welcomes all those visiting

Waimate to enjoy great coffee, good

food and the hospitality the town is

famous for.

Further development over the

decades has seen the addition of an

aviary, bowling green, glasshouse,

playground, sound shell and scout

den.

Strawberry Farms

In the 1880’s the first strawberry

farm was planted by Mr Childs,

who also opened a shop for the

sale of the La Marguerite variety

of strawberries. By1898, numerous

berry fields had developed and the

industry employed 150-200 people

to pick, pack and ship the punnets

by train to Dunedin, Christchurch

and beyond. The iconic taste

is still associated with Waimate

where berry farms flourish and the

Strawberry Festival occurs every

December.

Norman Kirk

New Zealand Prime Minister

Norman Kirk was born in Waimate

on 6 January 1923. He led the

Parliamentary arm of the Labour

Party from 1965-1974 and was

the fourth Labour Prime Minister

from 1972 until his sudden death

on 31August 1974. The local high

school bears his name as well as

the town’s swimming pool, which

opened in 1978. Norman Kirk and his

wife Ruth are both buried in the

Waimate Cemetery.

Vintage

Chic

84 Queen Street,

Waimate

We have a lovely range of

giftware, upcycled furniture,

jewellery, accessories, linen,

antiques, china, shabby chic

and French provincial furniture

and one off pieces.

facebook.com/

vintagechicnewzealand

9am - 4pm Monday - Friday

9am - 1pm Saturday

84 Queen Street, Waimate

PH 03 689 7400

When PaSSing thRough Waimate viSit

one of the beSt bakeRieS in nZ

all day breakfasts | sunday roasts

pies | custard square | cold drinks

sandwiches cakes | slices | coffee

biscuits | pastries | bread rolls

Relax & enjoy the ambience

25 Queen St, Waimate

Ph: 03 689 6010

oPen 7 dayS

butler’s berry farm & cafe - think berries, think butler’s

Open

7 DayS

Raspberries | Strawberries | Karaka Blackberries | Red & Black Currants | Gooseberries | Fruity Jams & Chutneys

High quality fruit and produce

Mouth watering berry inspired food

it’s different, it’s delicious

Ice-cream sundaes and superb coffee

All freshly made with more fruit than sugar

The place to stop for breakfasts, gourmet lunches and devonshire teas

SH1, Waimate

South Canterbury

03 689 5849

www.butlersberries.co.nz


12

NOVEMBER 2016

OAMARU

Vertical Ventures

Vertical Ventures is a local adventure

company based in Oamaru and

provides quality bespoke cycling

and climbing tours. Their knowledge

of the region has helped them put

together amazing experiences and

allowed them to showcase the great

outdoors they love.

Joining a Vertical Ventures tour

or allowing them to design your

adventures, will assure you of 20

years experience and delivery of an

unforgettable fi rst class trip.

The company’s adventures

include; heli-biking, rock climbing,

day and fully inclusive cycle tours

on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.

Cycle hire includes; mountain

bikes, kids bikes and trailers,

plus hire of car bike trailers and

towbar bike carriers. The bikes are

available at Oamaru –I-site and

can be delivered direct to your

accommodation.

For more information visit www.

verticalventures.co.nz or give the

fi rendly team a call on 03 434 5010

or 021 89442.

VICTORIAN HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS

For more than a decade now,

the friendly town of Oamaru has

hosted a unique annual event.

Every November, Oamaru brings

the past to life when its grand

Victorian Heritage Celebrations

add pageantry and colour

to the magnifi cent

old buildings for

which it is rightly

renowned.

The town’s

wonderful

architecture

is a legacy

of the 19th

century meat

and wool

boom that, for

a brief period,

made Oamaru

even larger than

San Francisco! Now,

yesterday’s buildings and

today’s Heritage Celebrations

from 16th-20th November provide

the perfect venue for Oamaru’s “

living history."

Each year, the festival focuses on

one particular part of our past. This

year the theme is Medicine in the

Victorian Era and a multitude of

activities is guaranteed to “relieve

boredom, everyday stresses and

strains.”

Favourite annual events include

the Garden Party, Grand Ball,

street parade, window display and

costume competitions

and the popular

Heritage Bicycle

Championships.

Other events

cater for all

ages and

interests

and feature

soirees,

recitals,

races,

lectures,

parlour games,

melodramas,

fl oral art and a

variety of tours, teas,

talks and travelers tales!

Half the town dresses in

authentic costume, it’s fun and some

of it is free, but nowhere will you fi nd

history and heritage celebrated

with more pride and commitment

than the Vitorian Festival in Oamaru.

For further information visit www.

historicoamaru.co.nz.

historic

B&B RETREAT

Linda and Paul Hebden welcome

you to Oamaru Creek Bed and

Breakfast. Their historic double storey

villa dates back to the early 1900’s

and was originally built as the manse

for St Paul’s Presbyterian Church. It

has been extensively renovated, yet

maintains much of its character and

original features.

The historic house comprises fi ve

spacious comfortable bedrooms,

(four with ensuite bathrooms) with

natural bed linen to relax and unwind

in. Start your day with a sumptuous

cooked or continental breakfast

made with fresh locally sourced

produce and espresso coffee.

The property is conveniently and

centrally located for exploring

the Victorian heritage of Oamaru

including the Whitestone Heritage

Precinct, Steam Punk HQ, the opera

house, art galleries and Botanical

Gardens as well as great shopping

in the town centre, award winning

restaurants and cafes, a cheese

factory, wine, whiskey and brewery

and of course the Penguin Colony.

For more information rates

and accomodation, visit www.

oamarucreek.co.nz or contact hosts

Linda and Paul on 03 4341190.

Epic adventures on bikes.

Day trips and full tours on the

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Helibiking

and great local tracks

to ride. Bike hire plus local

riding information and maps.

Find us at 4 Wansbeck Street,

Oamaru

Rock climbing for all levels.

1 to 1, groups and families.

Qualified guide for expert

instruction. Outdoors Mark

Safety Audit Certified.

AAO:144. Bouldering pad and

rock shoe hire.

OAMARU CREEK

Bed & Breakfast

Ph 03 434 1190

24 Reed Street

Oamaru Central

Linda 021 164 0450

Paul 022 128 1733

Email linda@oamarucreek.co.nz

Web www.oamarucreek.co.nz

SERIOUS FOOD & GOOD COFFEE

OAMARU

30 THAMES STREET

PH 03 434 1165

WARM & WELCOME AMBIENCE

STOCKISTS OF PHOENIX ORGANIC DRINKS

BRUNO ROSSI COFFEE (FAIR TRADE)


OAMARU NOVEMBER 2016 13

Discover The Waitaki District

Endowed with unique geography, glittering Pacific Ocean to the east, majestic snow-capped mountains to the

west and vast lakes in between, the Waitaki District is an inspiring place to spend time.

The Waitaki District is an easy three

hour drive from Christchurch or and

one and a half hours from Dunedin.

Soak up authentic Victorian Era

architecture, the Vanished World

Fossil Trail, or enjoy the abundance

of wildlife, beautiful beaches and

friendly towns.

Cruise along the coast and enjoy

breath-taking views of the Pacific

Ocean and visit pretty towns before

stopping at the Moeraki Boulders.

These massive stone deposits have

gradually been exposed over time

as the shoreline has receded and

are a unique must-see attraction.

Visit the picturesque village of

Moeraki or take time to explore any

of the coastal walks and secluded

beaches between Oamaru and

Palmerston.

Take a glider up over the stunning

Waitaki Valley and soar between

the mountains and over lakes.

Omarama is home to gliding in the

district; whatever your experience

level there are options for everyone.

Get back to nature and camp

next to wide blue lakes in the

Waitaki Valley, fish along the coast,

see Yellow Eyed Penguins that

come ashore each evening or

take a wander through one of the

memorial oaks sites planted in 1919

to commemorate those who died

fighting in WWI and WWII.

See the world’s smallest penguins in

their natural habitat at the Oamaru

Blue Penguin Colony. From the yearround

viewing deck you can watch

the pint-sized birds waddle to shore

at dusk after spending their days at

sea.

Revive the beloved road-trip and

discover the Waitaki District’s long

stretches of coastline, magnificent

mountains, vast lakes and stunning

farmland. Whichever way you go,

you’ll be greeted with stunning views

and numerous photo opportunities.

Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail is a 301km

formed cycle trail taking you from

the Southern Alps to the Pacific

Ocean. The trail only requires a

moderate amount of fitness; it’s

mostly downhill, and suitable for all

ages. The Trail and is split up into

nine stages and you can do them

all, which takes between 4-6 days,

or take a day trip and choose your

favourite section to ride.

Like to eat? The Waitaki District has

it covered, from cheese sampling

at Whitestone cheese factory

in Oamaru to award-winning

Riverstone to the north of the district,

to Fleur’s Place in Moeraki. Oamaru

has a great café culture so you’ll

never run out of new places to visit.

Bringing the whole family to visit

is easy. Riverstone is a great familyfriendly

restaurant with awardwinning

food and a generous play

area. Take a bucket and spade and

head down to Friendly Bay at the

harbour. Aptly named, there are

no massive waves, just clear water

lapping at the sandy beach. With

the Steampunk playground to the

rear, it’s a great sunny spot to relax

while the kids are at play.

The Waitaki is full of fun events.

Heritage Week (16-20 November)

celebrates a by-gone era at

Oamaru's Victorian Heritage

Celebrations.

The Harbour Street Jazz and Blues

Festival (17-19 March) is a vibrant

and welcoming cultural and music

festival experience for locals and

visitors alike. The theme, New

Orleans Jazz, embraces the flavours,

fashion and foot-tapping tunes of

the New Orleans Jazz era, with talent

quests, workshops, street buskers,

pop-up bars and concerts abound.

Oamaru’s Fire and Steam (2

June) is a unique family event that

coincides with the Steampunk New

Zealand Festival. Celebrating fire,

steam, sound, light, and music,

Harbour Street comes alive with

incredible lighting effects, walls of

fire, live bands and street performers

- an annual event not to be missed.

The Premier Steampunk event of

the Southern Hemisphere is based

in the Steampunk capital, Oamaru,

and runs from 1-5 June 2017.

Markets, a fashion parade, gala ball

and teapot racing are just a few

events on offer.


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FORRESTER

GALLERY

OPEN DAILY

For more details and opening hours

visit our website:

www.culturewaitaki.org.nz

Admission Free | Donations Welcome

9 Thames Street, Oamaru, 9400

t: 03 433 0853

e: info@forrestergallery.com

Like us on Facebook: Forrester Gallery

SUMMER EXHIBITIONS

Imaginary Landscapes: from the Forrester Gallery collection

Saturday 10 Dec 2016 – Sunday 12 Mar 2017

Costume Favourites:

from the North Otago Museum collection

Saturday 10 Dec 2016 – Sunday 29 Jan 2017

An exhibition of favourite objects selected by longstanding

North Otago Museum volunteer Alison Sofield.

Regroup Reflect Regenerate:

Medal Artists of New Zealand 25th Anniversary Exhibition

Saturday 17 Dec 2016 – Sunday 12 Feb 2017

Celebrating the art of small-scale sculpture with a display of

contemporary medal art featuring more than 200 medals

crafted by 33 New Zealand artists over the last 25 years.

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flames, smoke and eyrie sounds;

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darkened rooms presents a theme

of a dark post-apocalyptic vision

of a future "as it might have been".

Contraptions and bizarre machinery

featuring heavy use of copper, gears,

theme of skulls and mythology.

Back on the road this summer,

our Pedal Punk four wheel cycles

are available to hire from outside

Steampunk HQ. A wonderful way to

experience the shops and galleries

of Harbour Street, and the beautiful

Oamaru Waterfront home of the

Steampunk Playground and Little Blue

Penguins.

Steampunk HQ can only be

experienced to be believed, so plan

your visit now!

NORTH OTAGO

MUSEUM & ARCHIVE

OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Like us on Facebook: North Otago Museum

For more details and opening hours visit our website:

www.culturewaitaki.org.nz

Admission Free | Donations Welcome

60 Thames Street, Oamaru, 9400

t: 03 433 0852

e: museum@waitaki.govt.nz


OAMARU NOVEMBER 2016 15

Oamaru is well known for its

beautiful Whitestone buildings and

The Brydone Hotel, is no exception.

Built in 1881, the rich history of this

Victorian-era treasure has been a

sought-after choice for tourists and

domestic guests for years.

Although the sweeping staircase,

grand chandeliers and ornate interiors

take you back in time, the hotel also

has all the modern comforts.

With 50 rooms from

suites to superior

rooms, there is an

accommodation

option to suit

everyone.

“We are

really close to

the Victorian

Precinct, which

is just a short

walk away from

the amazing

sights Oamaru

is famous for” says

Pete, the Brydone

Hotel’s marketing manager.

Guests are always asking about

viewing the penguins and the hotel

works with the Oamaru Blue Penguin

Colony and Head First Travel to offer

guests a convenient opportunity to

see the local marine life up close.The

Brydone Hotel is also an Official Gold

partner of the Alps to Ocean Cycle

Trail, which has been listed as one of

the must-dos in 2016.

Luxury's Lap

The Brydone Hotel is one of the

most versatile venues in North Otago,

and has long been the venue for

corporate meetings, exhibitions,

product launches, grand dinner

banquets and seminars. They pride

themselves on their in house facilities

and their service.

Within the complex is the Sports

Central Brewhouse, Oamaru’s

dedicated sports bar which offers a

TAB, gaming lounge, cold beer on

tap and a great atmosphere to

watch sport on the big screen

and enjoy live music.

For a quieter option,

or somewhere to take

the family, the Totara

Bar offers a mouthwatering

menu with

locally-produced

ingredients, wide

range of beverages,

local wines and great

coffee. “Anyone

can just come in and

relax in the Totara Bar’s

comfortable atmosphere,”

says Pete.

Oamaru’s central location in the

South Island means it can be reached

from Dunedin and Christchurch

International Airports. The Brydone’s

location within Oamaru’s CBD makes

it an ideal place to stay while visiting

the town and surrounds.

The Brydone is owned by the

Oamaru Licensing Trust and profits are

put to good use in the community,

so using the Brydone for any event is

good for you and good for the whole

community.

Liquor Licensing

The Oamaru Licensing Trust (OLT) is

a community owned business that

operates in the hospitality industry

within North Otago.

The trust owns and operates four

establishments in Oamaru – the

Brydone Hotel with conference

facilities, the Sports Central Brew

House which is Oamaru’s only

dedicated sports bar, a

Liquorland franchise

outlet, and the

Northstar motelrestaurant-bar

and bottle

store with

conference

facilities.

The trust is

administered

under the

provisions of the

Sale and Supply of

Alcohol Act 2012. The

functions of the trust and operate

premises for the sale and supply

of alcohol on any other business

that, in the trust’s opinion, can

be conveniently carried on in

conjunction with the previously listed

functions. A share of its profits is used

to support community projects and

causes.

The trust’s area is defined

by boundary lines drawn on

historic local body ward or riding

boundaries. The Trust has recently

changed its ward structure. For the

2016 triennial local body elections

5 members will be elected at large

over a single ward structure.

The Oamaru Licensing Trust board

who act as the Oamaru based

committee for Lion Foundation

funding applications have

distributed hundreds of

thousands of dollars

back into the

community. The Trust

acknowledges the

continuous support

that OLT businesses

receive from the

local and wider

public which assists

in ensuring funding is

returned back into the

community.

The decision on which

organisations are successful is still

made by local people.The Grants

Distribution committee consists of

five elected Oamaru Licensing Trust

members and one independently

appointed local resident.

All monies generated through the

gaming machines in the Oamaru

Licensing Trust establishments are

returned to North Otago based

organisations.

Step inside the enchanting Brydone Hotel Oamaru and you

will find yourself in a gentler, more gracious era. Situated in

the heart of Oamaru, with the Totara Bar right in the lobby.

The Brydone has welcomed guests for over a century.

The Brydone Hotel has various features that attract our

guests. It's built of white, elaborately carved Oamaru

limestone in 1881. It provides a great venue for functions

and weddings alike, however loves catering for guests of

any and all ages. Breakfast is served from an early time

to get you ready for your day, however if you fancy a

sleep in, we have a fantastic lunch and dinner menu

with deserts that will make your mouth water. The

Brydone Hotel staff are local to Oamaru and have all

the information for your time here at the ready. Come

and stay at the Brydone and make your moments, into

memories.

The Oamaru Trust manage 4 businesses in the hospitality industry

including a hotel, motel, restaurants, bars and a retail liquor outlet

throughout the District, and ensures staff are highly skilled in all

areas. This means a great service, yummier food, amazing coffee &

fine wines are at your fingertips. The profits we make are driven back

into the community - that's us, working for you 24 hours a day, 7 days

a week.

The Trust’s strives to provide quality accommodation, food, beverage

and entertainment for both Oamaru locals and visitors to the area.

The Oamaru Licensing Trust board who act as the Oamaru based

committee for Lion Foundation funding applications have distributed

hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the community. The Trust

acknowledges the continuous support that OLT businesses receive

from the local and wider public which assists in ensuring funding is

returned back into the community.


16

NOVEMBER 2016

OAMARU

Main Street Meander

Thames Street is is Oamaru’s modern

also find a selection of organic

commercial hub and complements

and gluten free products, bulk

the nearby historic precinct with

fruit and nuts, herbs, spices and

a variety of shops, services and

environmentally friendly cleaning

accommodation.

products. Offering a back to basics

Alongside its wide thoroughfare

approach to food you will also find

and easy parking, you’ll find well

recipes, new ideas and friendly

known stores and franchises, locally

advice.

owned boutiques and a plethora of

The Roost, on the main street, is is a

delightful cafes, restaurants,

popular stop for locals and

pubs and hotels; among

visitors alike. Offering an

them.

all day breakfast, lunch,

Lagonda Tearooms,

cabinet food and

an iconic New

wonderful coffee,

Zealand style

customers are

of milk bar, ice-

assured of fine food,

cream parlour and

excellent service

tearoom. Offering

and an atmosphere

selections for morning

of welcome.

and afternoon tea,

As well as a varied

lunches and takeaways,

breakfast menu, open

Lagonda is is also a Coach

sandwiches and delicious

Travel Centre and 7 day a week

cakes and baked items, there is is a

comfort and refreshment stop

good selection of gluten free food

for bus travellers to and from

which many customers appreciate.

Oamaru. As well as indoor and

Most of the food at the Roost

outdoor seating, the tearoom is is made on the premises and is is

also has several internet terminals

complemented by the taste and

for customer use. During the

flavour of coffee made with top

summer holidays it it is is only closed on

quality Bruno Rossi coffee beans.

Christmas Day.

Open 7am -4pm every day,

RealFood Pantry is just off Thames

the café is is easy to find, but once

on Eden Street and is is home to

discovered you will want to come

quality ingredients for baking,

home to roost – often! Visit The Roost

cooking, treats and brewing. You’ll

Café on Facebook for more details.

Wonder of Wool

The wool shops and draperies that

offers a huge selection of patterns

once graced every town, city

in-store. So whether you are a

and suburb have almost become

beginner looking for a first project or

extinct, but visit Enhance 2007 Ltd in in

an experienced knitter looking for a

Oamaru and you may be filled with

challenge, Joan, Helen and Tina at

nostalgia.

Enhance can inspire you with ideas,

It It is is an Aladdin’s Cave of

techniques and encouragement.

wonderful wools, yarns, patterns, In In addition to the superior

needles, sewing thread,

selection of knitting

buttons, bows,

products, you will also

accessories and

find embroidery

people who

fabrics and threads,

know their stock

haberdashery

and their stuff.

items for superb

Presided over

finishing of your

by owner Val Hill

work and gift

who has had a

items such as

lifetime career in in

costume jewellery.

wool and crafts,

As well as serving

Enhance has been

the customers of

in in business for almost

North Otago, some

a decade.

contact Enhance from

“We try to have a broad

as far away as Auckland

range of wool from 2ply to chunky

and Bluff and others browse and

as well as a mix of lovely yarns like

buy whenever they visit Oamaru.

silk, possum, tencel, cotton and

So why not do the same and visit

alpaca” says Val. Wherever possible

Enhance 2007 Ltd next time you

she sources New Zealand wools but

are in in the region? You will find a

the yarns come from all over the

wealth of knowledge, genuine

word including UK, Peru, Australia,

customer service and the pleasure

China, Italy and Turkey.

of a gentle and rewarding shopping

The staff at Enhance has seen

experience. Open Monday to Friday

an increasing interest in in crafts

9-5.30pm and 10-1pm on Saturdays.

especially among young Mums with

Call 03 4342144 or visit www.

toddlers and babies and Enhance

enhanceoamaru.co.nz.

WHOLEFOOD HAVEN

Just 6km south of Oamaru you will

find Brydone Wholefoods Store.

Located in in the old Totara Hall, the

family business combines a lifelong

love of the land and a passion for

wholesome healthy food.

Be tempted by seasonal certified

organic, spray-free and local

produce, fruit, fresh and dried and

nuts, which are kept at optimal

temperature in in their large walk in in

chiller for freshness.

The freezers and fridges are

crammed with local and organic

meats including a wide range of dairy

Colour and love of design

Stockists of a complete range available in NZ from 2ply through to chunky

• Blends include Possum, Alpaca, Silk and Mohair

• Stunning range of colours

• Embroidery fabrics

• Threads and accessories

• Ribbons and buttons

• Laces, braids, beads and haberdashery

• Fabric dye and paint

• Costume jewellery

and non dairy products and the deli

has the famous GameKeeper meats

from Kurow.

In In addition to the store’s extensive

grocery lines, they also stock

environmentally friendly household

and healthcare products, while

skincare includes the beautiful Dr

Hauschka skincare/cosmetic range,

the NZ Biogro certified Viola range

and the well renowned Weleda

products including their baby range.

You will find products that are

gluten-free, dairy-free, as well as

paleo and vegan lines, while the

Laybys

welcome

125 Thames St, Oamaru

Tel: 03 434 2144 | Fax: 03 434 2145

Email: enhance.oamaru@gmail.com

kitchen provides delicious raw

desserts, baking and savoury foods

and Brydone’s baristas will tempt you

with Underground Coffees.

Local residents and visitors are

warmly welcomed by our staff at

Brydone Wholefoods Store and

they also offer a courier service for

out-of-town-folk. Open Monday

to Friday 9-6pm and Saturday 10-

4.30pm Brydone Wholefoods Store

will extend their opening hours to

include Sundays from November.

Phone 03 4346744 or email

brydonewholefoods@gmail.com.

"Where Happiness is

HOMEMADE"

Grains & Flours

Peas Beans & Lentils

Herbs & Spices

Organic & Gluten Free

Products

International Foods

Cake Decorating Supplies

Brewing Supplies

Confectionery & Treats

10 Eden St, Oamaru

Ph:03 433 1433 • M:027 357 6590

info@realfoodpantry.co.nz

BRYDONE

WHOLEFOODS STORE

ORgaNic & NaTuRaL FOOD SpEciaLiSTS

Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm

and Saturday 10.00am to 4.30pm

451 Alma-Maheno Road, State Highway 1,

Oamaru (6km South of Oamaru)

R.D. 19-D, Oamaru 9492.

Telephone/Fax 03-434-6744

Email brydonewholefoods@gmail.com

6km south of

Oamaru on

State Highway 1

just past

Totara School

LAGONDA TEAROOMS

OAMARU

FAST FRESH FOOD

with value meals,

milkshakes, icecreams & drinks

Internet available

Open everyday over the

Easter period

Call in, relax and enjoy at

LAGONDA TEAROOMS

191 Thames Street, Oamaru

Phone: (03) 434 8716

BRYDONE

WHOLEFOODS

STORE


TEKAPO NOVEMBER 2016 17

Twinkle, Twinkle

Earth & Sky operates their unique

Stargazing and Observatory Tours

at the University of Canterbury Mt

John Observatory and Cowan’s

Observatory in Lake Tekapo - in the

heart of the Mackenzie Country.

The region is famous for its clear and

dark night skies.

The township of Tekapo sits 750m

above sea level and Mt John 1035m.

Situated between two mountain

ranges, the Southern Alps and the Two

Thumb Range, the Mackenzie Basin is

protected from most weather systems.

The higher altitude gives rise to

cooler mountain air making it New

Zealand’s leading location for an

Observatory and Stargazing.

The resident Tekapo population

of between 400-500 people

contribute to minimizing the impact

of light pollution by way of the local

Mackenzie District Council’s lighting

ordnance’s introduced in the 1980’s,

which enforces all lights to be shaded

preventing light emitting upwards

into the sky, allowing researchers,

locals and visitors an appreciation

of our spectacular nightscape for

generations to come.

The region of the Mackenzie Basin

was recognized as the ‘Aoraki-

Mackenzie International Dark Sky

Reserve’, in June 2012.

It was the fi rst to be awarded a Gold

Status for its quality of darkness and

today remains the largest of all the

eleven International Dark Sky Reserves

in the world.

Lake Tekapo is an awesome location

with a truly magical star attraction.

Earth & Sky prides itself on offering an

award winning premium night time

attraction to over 50,000 visitors from

around the world.

Showing fi rst-hand why Lake Tekapo

provides the nation’s best and most

out-standing window to our universe.

Call 03 680 6960 now to book your tour or book online at

www.earthandsky.co.nz.

WHAT'S ON IN TEKAPO

Tekapo is a lakefront jewel tucked

into the folds of the Southern Alps.

Half way between Christchurch and

Queenstown, the vivid turquoise of Lake

Tekapo is the result of finely ground

rock particles in the glacial

water and ensures it’s a

dazzling destination

whether it is dusted

with snow or

sparkling with

sunshine.

History, Mystery

& Activity - Visit

the magnificent

lakeside Church

of the Good

Shepherd and

the Mackenzie

sheepdog memorial.

Learn about the mystery

of astronomy on a tour of

Mt John Observatory or zip and

zap on a Segway tour of the township.

Gazing, Cruising & Exploring - Go

stargazing to view the World Heritage

Mackenzie skies at night and be

dazzled by what you see with the

naked eye. Take a cruise to Motuariki

Island, Godley Valley and the hydro

intake of Tekapo’s power station. Join

a scenic flight to the glaciers or Mt

Cook, a 4WD tour to the Tasman Valley

or visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre at

the Hermitage Hotel close to where

he did much of his mountaineering

preparation.

Wining, Dining & Tasting - Diverse

dining in Tekapo ranges from bakery

and takeaway convenience to

restaurant and café fare.

Pizza, pasta, Japanese,

Chinese and Koran

cuisine vies with resort

menus and a café

with spectacular

views atop Mt John. If

you're in the mood for

gastro-pub goodness,

then treat yourself

at Mackenzie Café,

Bar and Grill or indulge

in the taste of fresh

or smoked salmon and

sashimi at the Mt Cook Alpine

Salmon Farm between Tekapo

and Twizel.

Stay, Play & Pamper - In Tekapo you

can enjoy a tranquil holiday or stopover

at accommodation ranging from camp

ground, motels, holiday homes, B&Bs or

resort facilities.

Local activities include fishing, hiking

and horse trekking while the Tekapo

Springs complex offers year-round

enjoyment of hot pools, plunge pools

and spa treatments plus ice skating and

ice slide in winter.

COTTAGE APPEAL

Lake Tekapo Cottages offer selfcontained

holiday accommodation in

one of the South Island’s most scenic

settings that is a year-round destination

for water sports, hot springs, skating, ski

fields, scenic flights to Mount Cook and

a World Heritage Night Sky attraction

at Mount John.

Nestled in a large garden amid

mature trees, a selection of charming

cottages of varying size, with stunning

mountain views and plenty of privacy,

the cottage accommodates two

to eight guests. Enjoy a country-style

stay with modern comforts and

amenities close by. In addition to the

self contained cottages, they also

manage a number of well appointed

rental holiday homes at www.

laketekapocottages.co.nz.

LAKE TEKAPO COTTAGES

LAKE TEKAPO COTTAGES

Cottage and holiday home style accommodation

Spectacular mountain views | Excellent restaurants

Affordable accommodation rates | Free Wifi

Friendly, personal service for our guests

Central location close to shops and church

12 Sealy St, Lake Tekapo | Ph: (03) 680 6865

laketekapocottages@gmail.com | laketekapocottages.com

PROUD TO SERVE MEALS PREPARED WITH

LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS

NZ WINES, MONTEITH’S CRAFT BEERS,

ALLPRESS ESPRESSO

Enjoy great food and spectacular views in a beautiful

environment. Casual café-style meals for lunch and a

relaxed atmosphere for evening à la carte dining.

For the guaranteed ‘hottest meal in town’ select from

the Stonegrill menu! Dine alfresco over summer and

stay cosy and warm by our fire in winter.

Our menu changes seasonally, but you can always

expect to find a great Mackenzie Country Steak and

Alpine Salmon on offer.

LAKE TEKAPO VILLAGE CENTRE

PHONE 0800 806 886

OPEN FROM 10.00AM, DINNER

FROM 5PM, BREAKFAST

EVERY DAY FROM 10.00AM

EARTH & SKY

Observatory & Stargazing Tours, Lake Tekapo

Earth & Sky operate Stargazing and Observatory

tours in the ’Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark

Sky Reserve’ in beautiful Lake Tekapo. Visitors find

enjoyment and entertainment through a ‘hands-on’

experience as knowledgeable astronomy guides

share the wonders of space while exploring the

southern night sky using powerful telescopes.

Tekapo’s renowned as the best site in New

Zealand to view the Universe.

Email: info@earthandsky.co.nz | Phone: 03 6806960 | www.earthandsky.co.nz | Booking advised


18

NOVEMBER 2016

MOERAKI/DUNEDIN

Over the past 25 years Emerson's

Brewery has been searching for the

elusive Holy Ale, and now Emerson’s

has a new spiritual home to pursue

this quest.

Emerson’s is about sharing,

so get a group together

or join one of our 60

minute guided tours

through their brand

new Brewery and

Taproom. The

tour will take you

through a little bit

of the history of how

Emerson’s has been a

pioneering force in the

development of craft brewing

in New Zealand. You will then be

taken into the brewery, learning

about all the aspects of the Emerson’s

Brewing process, from milling the malt

to packaging the finished product.

Visit the award -winning, sustainably

designed Visitor Centre at Orokonui.

Learn from their informative displays

that describe the past and future of

this inspirational project. Take a walk

on the wild side and experience

nature on its own terms. You

can walk independently

or enjoy the sights

and sounds of this

enchanting forest

with one of our

resident expert and

friendly guides.

Orokonui

Ecosanctuary is the

only native Cloud

Forest in New Zealand

where indigenous flora and

fauna can live in the wild without

threat from introduced pests. It is

home to some of the world's most

fascinating and rare forest wildlife.

Enjoy one of Dunedin's most

stunning views over Orokonui Valley

to Blueskin Bay and the distant

Silverpeaks. Call into the Horopito

Cafe for coffee and cake or lunch

and a glass of wine. The café, which

BEERS & BREWS

There will be a chance to get your

hands a little dirty in the Emerson’s

Workshop, our 1200L Pilot Brewery

incorporated into the middle of our

Taproom. The tour finishes with a

delightful sensory experience

sampling six of our most

famous beers.

If you can’t bear to

tear yourself away, stay

on, sit down and enjoy

a fantastic meal in an

atmosphere that won’t

be easily forgotten.

Before you leave there

is an opportunity to

purchase an Emerson’s brew

from one of 12 taps located in

our cellar door and take a little bit of

Emerson’s with you.

Emerson’s Brewery and Taproom is

located at 70 Anzac Ave in Dunedin

or visit www.emersons.co.nz.

A FUTURE FOR THE PAST

is dedicated to local and native

produce, is proud of its speciality

dishes, particularly its date scones,

homemade soup, rewena bread

and rabbit pie.

Share the gift of nature by

purchasing a membership,

annual pass or walking

tour vouchers. The

Ecosanctuary gift

shop offers a range

of ocally sourced

and environmentallyfriendly

products.

Visit www.orokonui.nz

for upcoming events

and school holiday

programmes that offer

a variety of hands-on and

outdoor eduation programmes.

The 'Kiwi Ranger' programme is

very popular, enabling young

enthusiasts to be part of Orokonui's

brighter future and contribute to

biodiversity conservation in their

own neighbourhoods. Operating

as charitable trust, all proceeds

generated support ongoing

conservation work at Orokonui.

PIECE OF PARADISE

Just 50m from the beach, Moeraki

Village Holiday Park enjoys an idyllic

setting close to the famous Moeraki

Boulders and colonies of penguins

and seals. Hosts Kristina and Robbie

Mitchell welcome visitors from all

over the world to their “piece of

paradise” and provide a variety

of accommodation to cater for all

budgets.

As well as 6 self contained motels,

3 self contained tourist flats, 3 cabins

and 30 tent/caravan or motor home

sites, visitors will also appreciate

modern well equipped communal

kitchen and dining facilities, clean

shower blocks and guest laundry, a

TV lounge with Freeview TV, internet

and wireless access, barbeques and

children’s play equipment.

Located on a curve of faultless

beach, there’s ample opportunity

for fishing and boating, deep sea

charter fishing, while wonderful walks

take you to Moeraki’s unique rock

formations and wildlife including

New Zealand’s rare Hoiho or yelloweyed

penguin.

The area is also historically

significant and once boasted a

Maori village and pa in addition to

the pretty Kotahitanga Church and

a lighthouse in continuous use since

its establishment in 1878.

Visitors to Moeraki can enjoy

restaurant meals at the Moeraki

Tavern or the award winning world

class taste sensation of Fleur’s Place

or the services and amenities of

Oamaru just 20 minute's drive away.

BrEWErY

TOUr

Moeraki Village

Holiday Park

• Moeraki Boulders

• Yellow-Eyed Penguin Colony

• Beautiful Views • Motel Units

• Tourist Flats • Cabins

• Caravan Sites • Tent Sites

114 Haven Street, Moeraki, North Otago

Phone/Fax 03 439-4759

moerakivillageholidaypark@xtra.co.nz

Brewery tours and tastings daily from 10am.

Taproom & Restaurant 10am till late.

70 Anzac Ave | Ph 03 477 1812 | www.emersons.co.nz


DUNEDIN NOVEMBER 2016 19

POOLSIDE FROLICS

HISTORIC POISE

St Clair Pool is an outdoor hot salt

water pool built on a beautiful site at

the southern end of St Clair beach. Its

wonderful location on the beachfront

makes it a highly pleasurable

swimming experience.

It is particularly suitable

for those who love

swimming in salt

water, but may not

wish to venture into

the brisk ocean

water. The pool is

heated to 28 degrees

Celsius and is a mixture

of salt and chlorinated

water.

With a paddling pool for

toddlers, lane swimming, aqua

jogging and a café, St Clair hot salt

water pool is the ideal place to visit

with your family this summer. St Clair

Pool opens for the summer season

NOVEMBER 2016

DUNEDIN

on 1 October 2016 and closes on 31

March 2017.

Moana Pool has more to offer

than just swimming lanes. Bring the

children to enjoy the fin and fabulous

waterslides and the rocking

wave pool, while you take

a moment to relax in the

hot spa. Exercise those

holiday muscles in our

fitness facilities and

lane swimming or take

part in the aqua fit

classes.

There are also party

rooms and BBQ’s available

to hire so you can make

the most of the sun and festive

holiday spirit. Enjoy stellar views over

Dunedin from this delightful familyfriendly

holiday activity spot! Centrally

located minutes from the Octagon,

Moana Pool has free parking.

4 STAN WALKER NEW TAKEOVER TOUR DUNEDIN TOWN HALL

6 THEOMIN ART COLLECTORS TOUR AT 3PM OLVESTON

12 CRAFT BEER AND FOOD FESTIVAL FORSYTH BARR

12 ABBA SHOW MAYFAIR THEATRE

24 NUTCRACKER SUITE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN BALLET REGENT THEATRE

25 BIG CHRISTMAS CABARET GLENROY AUDITORIUM

26 PIPES & DRUMS ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS DUNEDIN TOWN HALL

27 FETE DUNEDIN TAIERI SHOWGROUNDS

27 GREASE REGENT THEATRE

A ‘must visit’ for lovers of arts and

culture; Olveston offers a unique

glimpse into the extraordinary

lives of one of Dunedin prominent

Edwardian families.

Olveston was the home of

businessman, collector and

philanthropist David

Theomin. Designed by

the English architect,

Sir Ernest George,

Olveston was built

with every modern

convenience

including central

heating, a gas

generator for electricity,

a shower in each

bathroom and heated towel

rails, an internal telephone system

and service lift. The house was

also lavishly furnished with exotic

artefacts, prized artworks, antiques,

carpets, ceramics, statues and

weaponry purchased from around

the world.

Olveston was inherited by the

Theomin’s daughter Dorothy in 1933.

Continuing the family tradition of

philanthropy, Dorothy supported

many of the artistic and community

causes championed by her parents

including Dunedin Public Art Gallery

and the Plunket Society.

Following Dorothy’s death in 1966,

it was discovered that Olveston,

complete with the original contents,

was gifted to the people of Dunedin.

Visiting Olveston is by guided

tour only; guided tours reveal the

extraordinary lives of the Theomin

family and allow a glimpse of

Dunedin’s rich business,

artistic and social history

from the mid-1800s until

the 1960s.

Set within a 1-acre

‘Garden of National

Significance’, at 42

Royal Terrace, Olveston

is within walking distance

from the Octagon.

Olveston is a time capsule, as

little has changed inside the house

since it was occupied as a family

home. A feast for the eyes, a tour of

Olveston is for those who appreciate

(or aspire to) the finer things in life.

Guided tours commence daily at

9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon, 1.30pm,

2.45pm and 4pm. For details of

other activities and events held at

the house throughout the year, visit

www.olveston.co.nz.

Street parking around Olveston is

limited, 2-hr visitor parking permits

available from reception upon

arrival, which can be used on P30

and P90 parking areas.

DECEMBER 2016

2 MRS BROWNZ BOYS (DINNER THEATRE) EDGAR CENTRE

2 1 WEDDING & A FUNERAL (DINNER THEATRE) GLENFALLOCH

3 NATIONAL SENIOR PETANQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS DUNEDIN CITY

4 SANTA PARADE GEORGE STREET

7 CHRISTMAS @ THE RACES WINGATUI

31 NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT OCTAGON

FEBRUARY 2017

11 THIEVES ALLEY MARKET DAY OCTAGON

26 QUEST TOUR BASKETBALL OCTAGON

MARCH 2017

9-19 DUNEDIN FRINGE FESTIVAL VARIOUS VENUES

▶VISIT WWW.DUNEDIN.GOVT.NZ/EVENTS FOR THE FULL PROGRAMME

ST CLAIR HOT SALT WATER POOL

Come and swim at one of Dunedin’s favourite swimming pools this summer.

Open hours: Monday to Friday 6am – 7pm | Saturday and Sunday 7am – 7pm.

Season and multi visit passes and group bookings are available.

MAKE MOANA POOL YOUR SUMMER DESTINATION

Come and enjoy our great facilities: Wave pool – toddlers pool – rapid river – water

slides – inflatables – diving boards – BBQ and rooms for hire.

Make the most of your leisure time.

Also open are St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool, Mosgiel and Port Chalmers Community Pools.

THE ESPLANADE | ST CLAIR | DUNEDIN

PH 03 455 6352 | WWW.DUNEDIN.GOVT.NZ/STCLAIRPOOL

60 LITTLEBOURNE ROAD | DUNEDIN | PH 03 477 4000

WWW.DUNEDIN.GOVT.NZ/MOANAPOOL

A DEPARTMENT OF THE DUNEDIN CITY COUNCIL


20

NOVEMBER 2016

DUNEDIN

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

Pride of the South

The school holidays are a chance

to keep educating the kids and

hitting the road and bringing the

learning down south adds a level of

adventure.

Sometimes the kids don’t really

know what they want to do in the

holidays, whether it’s read, start a

craft project or simply look at cool

stuff.

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is

the perfect place for these sorts of

days as children – and adults – can

do any or all of these things in the

beautifully restored and expanded

buildings.

The gallery spaces at Toitū have

display cases filled with intriguing

objects and there are plenty of

opportunities to get hands on as

well, whether it is trying on a turn

of the century dress, climbing on

the Roslyn tram or the Tiger Tea

bus, playing classic 1980s Atari

game Laser Hawk or chilling out

and listening to some music. The

interactive displays also include

soundscapes and digital media that

will engage curious minds.

The beautiful Art Deco bus station

area has a children’s area with craft

materials and dress ups – as well as

comfortable seats for the adults’

tired legs. The archives and research

centre has a wealth of information

Explore Dunedin’s

stories at one of

New Zealand’s most

innovative museums

for budding genealogists or

historians and friendly staff who can

help them get started.

The Museum has helpfully placed

restrooms and a café in the sunny

and expansive Josephine Foyer

with a variety of snacks and drinks

on offer to replenish energy before

heading off to explore the next

corner of the museum. A shop is also

on hand selling toys, games and

novelties as well as custom designed

jewellery, china and gifts.

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is a

fun place to spend an hour or a day

with something new always waiting

to be discovered.

VISIT AND EXPLORE THE ONLY

AUTHENTIC SCHOLAR’S GARDEN

IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

• Learn about the Dunedin Chinese

Settlers in our alleyway exhibition.

• Savour traditional tea and

dumplings in the enchanting

teahouse.

• Create memories and dress up in

traditional Chinese costume.

• Spot the goldfish and be puzzled by

the puzzles.

Dunedin is home to Speight’s

Brewery. Having recently been

through a re-development, a visit

to the Brewery will mean you get to

experience the old and the new.

The fully guided 90 minute

tour lets you explore

the historic working

Brewery. You will see

and touch some

of the ingredients

which goes into

making Speight’s

beers, and find out

not only how Speight’s

became a legend in the

south but right around the

country. Even if you are not a beer

drinker, you’ll enjoy learning about

the history of beer-making, hear some

yarns from years gone by and how to

make traditional wooden beer casks.

Visitors will be taken around the

old part of the Brewery learning

about our brewing process before

Located in the heart of Dunedin

is the only traditional Chinese

Scholar’s Garden in the southern

hemisphere.

The garden takes visitors on

a journey through the

city’s cultural history,

heritage and tradition

– giving recognition

to the Chinese

people who first

came to Otago

during the 1860s

gold rush and stayed

to establish some of

Dunedin’s businesses.

As a Garden of National

Significance it has a distinct

character being designed and

built using authentic Chinese

materials and crafted by a team

of artisans form Dunedin’s sister city

of Shanghai. The Garden features

DUNEDIN'S

discovering the recently developed

new brew house. This is where the

magic happens. Every tour finishes the

way every brewery tour should – with

the chance to taste and appreciate

samples of Speight’s finest

beers. In the Brewery bar

not only will you learn

more about what you

are about to sample

but we might even let

you pour one behind

the bar for yourself.

After the tour make

sure you have time to pop

into the Speight’s Brewery

shop where there genuine

Speight’s gear is available for you

and if you are a bit peckish at all pop

on down to the original Speight’s Ale

House situated within the Brewery

buildings.

They have great southern fare

in generous portions and all of the

Speight’s range fresh from the tap.

chinese garden

hand-made wooden buildings,

tiles, bricks, lattice-work and handfinished

granite paving stones.

In a scholar’s garden, galleries

connect to pavilions with the

central building, usually a

library or study and in

Dunedin’s case the Tea

House, dividing the

garden into individual

scenes or landscapes.

Plants, trees, and

rocks are all carefully

composed into small

perfect landscapes

mimicking a traditional

Chinese landscape painting.

It is a tranquil place to bring

children in the school holidays and

with 16 varieties of tea for sale in the

Tea House, parents can take some

time out in the Tea House and enjoy

traditional Chinese tea and treats.

OPEN 7 DAYS | FREE ENTRY | FREE WIFI

10am – 5pm

31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

P (03) 477 5052

www.toituosm.com

OPEN DAILY: 10am – 5pm

ADMISSION: Adult $9 | Under 13 FREE

ANNUAL PASS: $20

03 477 3248

Cnr Cumberland and Rattray Streets

(beside Toitu – Otago Settlers Museum)

www.dunedinchinesegarden.com

DUNEDIN, THE HOME OF THE SPEIGHT'S BREWERY

SPEIGHT’S BREWERY TOUR

-

p: +64 3 477 7697 | e: tours@speights.co.nz | w: speights.co.nz

a: 200 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016

* An easy 5 minute walk from The Octagon


DUNEDIN NOVEMBER 2016 21

Four Star Comfort in Dunedin's Heart

Dunedin’s Victoria Hotel is proud to

announce the completion of their

new wing of Four Star Superior rooms,

located in the heart of the city.

Directly across the road from

Cadbury World, only five minute’s

walk from the Octagon, the Mall

and the Railway Station, the Victoria

Hotel is the ideal choice for the family

holiday or the business traveller.

The Victoria Hotel has a

complement 72 rooms ranging from

Standard Rooms in the main block to

Superior rooms, 2 Bedroom units and

an Executive Suite in the new block,

plus 2 restaurants; Well Manor and

Nando’s.

After a workout in the new guest

gymnasium, you can relax and watch

SKY TV on a massive 49” screen in

absolute luxury on a Super King bed,

in one of our Superior rooms, or make

use of the free, unlimited wi-fi.

The new Superior rooms are airconditioned,

double-glazed and

double-gibbed for maximum comfort

and peace and quiet.

The Victoria Hotel offers a warm

welcome and a great stay on your

next visit to Dunedin.

Royal Albatross Centre

Ever seen a giant albatross

sharing your space? Explored

a hidden fort? Visit Otago

Peninsula for your only chance

to see two unique award

winning attractions;

the world's only

mainland

albatross

breeding

colony and the

world’s only

fully restored

1886 Armstrong

Disappearing

Gun. Both are iconic

Dunedin experiences at

Pukekura/Taiaroa Head.

The Royal Albatross with its

three metre wing span is sure to

amaze. A tour from the Centre

is the only way to get close-up

views of these magnificent birds

in their world famous breeding

colony, so make certain you

book ahead.

Tours led by knowledgeable

guides share insights into the

albatross’ lifestyle, as the majestic

birds court, nest and raise their

chicks throughout the year.

Spend time in the colony’s

purpose-built observatory,

watching the albatross in its

natural habitat.

Pukekura is also home to a

wide range of other bird and

marine life. Albatross, seals,

cormorants and penguins have

all colonised the headland,

which boasts a rich cultural

history. The headland has

been a fortified site since

the earliest Maori

settlement of the

region. On the Fort

Taiaroa tour visitors

explore the historic

Victorian Fort and

1886 Armstrong

disappearing gun

hidden beneath the

albatross colony.

Once you have enjoyed

your Unique Taiaroa tour at the

Royal Albatross Centre, you will

really appreciate the historical

and cultural significance of the

Pukekura/Taiaroa Head area

and will be in awe of the majestic

Royal Albatross that calls the

headland home.

Make time for the superb

Café and Souvenir Shop on-site.

This great day out supports the

Otago Peninsula Trust, a private

charitable trust dedicated to

conservation, education and

sustainable tourism. Visit all the

Trust’s attractions including

the Royal Albatross Centre,

Fletcher House and Glenfalloch

Woodland Garden and

Restaurant.


22

NOVEMBER 2016

DUNEDIN/PENINSULA

Blue Penguins in Pukekura

Cruising on the Otago Harbour

You may not be able to soar like

an albatross over Taiaroa Head,

but a trip with Dunedin’s Monarch

Cruises will get you close to the real

thing! Enjoy the best that the Otago

Peninsula and coast have to offer

with this multi award-winning tourism

company.

Not only will you see the mighty

Northern Royal Albatross and

New Zealand fur seal colonies,

but experienced guides will

identify other species nesting and

feeding there – wading birds, other

albatrosses, petrels, maybe even

penguins, sea-lions and dolphins.

Join a short wildlife cruise if you

are already out on the peninsula,

or relax and take one of Monarch’s

popular longer tour options from the

city. These can include visits to the

Unique hand made ceramic hens are prize

winners with universal appeal and magic.

Catch one

at Portobello!

www.happyhens.co.nz

ph: 03 478 0111

Albatross Centre, Larnach Castle

and Penguin Place.

You can also take a new

Sundowner Package from mid

afternoon – including wildlife cruise,

albatross tour, dinner at Albatross

Café and viewing Little Blue

Penguins coming ashore after dark

before being taken back to the city.

Complimentary transfers and

refreshments are included for

half day and full day options,

while interactive commentaries,

complimentary jackets and

binoculars are also provided.

For further information phone 0800

666 272, visit Monarch Cruises at

20 Fryatt St Dunedin and at Wellers

Rock Wharf on the Otago Peninsula

or contact monarch@wildlife.co.nz

or visit www.wildlife.co.nz

Discover Korora

The Little Blue Penguin, the world’s

smallest penguin, in its natural habitat

on the Otago Peninsula.

Bookings can be made at the Royal

Albatross Centre or online.

Open 7 Days | Bookings Recommended

Tours Begin at Sunset

027 273 6484

bluepenguins.co.nz

Everyone loves penguins! Discover

Korora, Little Blue Penguins, the

world’s smallest penguins in their

natural habitat on the picturesque

Otago Peninsula. See them

scurry home to their cliff

side burrows at the

end of the day.

Great viewing is

enjoyed when

you visit

the colony

of shy,

but noisy,

little blue

penguins

in their own

world at Pilots

Beach.

A purpose built

observation platform

and boardwalk at the

beach provide the most natural

way to view the little penguins

without disturbing them. Visiting

the penguins is a delightful mustdo

attraction when in Dunedin, the

wildlife capital of New Zealand.

Blue Penguins Pukekura is

operated as a conservation

kaitiakitanga partnership between

the Royal Albatross Centre, the

Otago Peninsula Trust and the

Happy Hens have become

distinctive Dunedin icons since

Yvonne Sutherland made her first

appealing designs in 1984 and

showcased them internationally at

Dunedin’s sister city in Japan.

Visitors to the studio at Portobello

can see the creative process with the

hand painting of each hen. Most of

the designs represent different breeds

of hens, which are stylized to fit the

characteristic Happy Hen shape.

Happy Hens are the collectables of

today and the antiques of tomorrow.

For those passionate about these

unique hand made which exude their

own personalities there is a Happy

Happy Hens

Pukekura Trust.

The increased financial support

from visitors to the area has

provided the penguin population

with the chance to flourish thanks

to the increased level of

predator control and

the construction of

nest-boxes required

to successfully

raise their young

free from harm.

Penguin

numbers have

dramatically

increased

to over 200

breeding pairs

thanks to the hard

work of all of the

stakeholders involved in

the Blue Penguins Pukekura

project.

Tours begin every evening at

dusk from the Royal Albatross

Centre and last for approximately

75 minutes.

There is a souvenir shop and

café on site. Reservations are

recommended as the tour fills fast.

Please visit www.bluepenguins.

co.nz for further information.

Hens Collectors Club.

There are many repeat visitors

and some families are now third

generation collectors. “We even

created a special red and black

hen following the Christchurch

earthquake and many Christchurch

residents asked for replacements

after their breakages, saying they

couldn’t live without their Happy

Hens!

A variety of Happy Hen products

including tableware, kitchen linen

and greeting cards are available

at the Portobello premises, or

alternatively can be purchased

online. For further information visit

www.happyhens.co.nz

Your only chance to see ...

... the world’s only mainland breeding colony of

Royal Albatross. Located on the Otago Peninsula, only a

short drive from Dunedin.

Guided tours, cafe and souvenir shop

Bookings freephone

0800 528 767

www.albatross.org.nz


DUNEDIN/PENINSULA NOVEMBER 2016 23

Larnach Castle is undoubtedly one of

New Zealand’s fi nest historic homes.

Not only is it a testament to the wealth

of its builder, but to the current owners

who have restored and revitalised it

for the benefi t of visitors from all over

the world.

William Larnach was a merchant,

Baron and politician when he built

the castle in 1871 for his wife Eliza. The

fi nest materials were imported to befi t

the opulent grandeur he envisaged;

Italian marble, Venetian glass and tiles

from England. The 3000 square foot

ballroom is still used for weddings and

balls and the castle boasts the only

Georgian hanging staircase in the

Southern Hemisphere.

Part of the romance and intrigue of

the castle today is the tragic history of

its owner. Larnach shot himself after

a scandal involving his wife and the

building was subsequently used as

a mental hospital and later to billet

troops.

Years of neglect fi nally came

to an end when the Barker family

purchased it in 1967 and painstakingly

restored and developed it to its

present condition. As well as its

magnifi cent Victorian interior,

resplendent with architectural

details, elaborate fi ttings and antique

furniture, 35 acres of garden

have been re-developed

by Margaret Barker

into “Garden of

International

Signifi cance”

status.

The native

plant trail is

a beautifully

illustrated

walk through

the castle

grounds among

rare and iconic

native plants in

rock gardens, a south

seas garden and a rain

forest. Children also enjoy

a special guide to Larnach Castle.

The illustrated brochure contains

interesting facts about castles,

Victorian times, the family’s history

and a children’s tour of the grounds.

Larnach Castle offers guests three

different styles of accommodation;

Camp Estate - country house

accommodation positioned 500

metres from the front gate of the

Castle, offering luxurious decor

and total privacy; Larnach Lodge,

features colonial style in the grounds

of the castle and has 12 bedrooms

with private facilities for guests; while

Castle Stable Stay is the perfect

choice for budget conscience

travellers.

All house guests may dine in the

elegantly restored castle dining room

and enjoy the unparalled atmosphere

of New Zealand’s only genuine castle.

Superbly located on the Otago

Peninsula, Larnach Castle

captures the romance

and history of the past.

Also on the property

is a café, petanque

pit and a gift shop

for castle themed

mementoes to

take home.

2017 is a year

of celebration.

On 3rd March

2017, Larnach

Castle will

celebrate 50

years of ownership

by the Barker family

with a range of events

during the year to highlight

the 50th anniversary. Opening on

3rd March, the main event is a yearlong

exhibition of the last 50 years of

photographs and videos recording

the “highs and lows” and the many

achievements of this time.

Other events include a staff reunion

to be held in September 2017. “We

will be looking for stories and photos

from ex staff and (guests) to put on

our web site. We will also be hosting

a Garden Debate in October 2017

chaired by Tony Murrell - details to

be confi rmed” says Deborah Prive,

Marketing and PR Manager of

Larnach Castle.

EXPERT LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

and bookings throughout New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND’S OFFICIAL VISITOR INFORMATION NETWORK

i-SITE Visitor Centre

50 The Octagon

PHONE 03 474 3300

EMAIL visitor.centre@dcc.govt.nz

WEBSITE www.isitedunedin.co.nz

Email: info@larnachcastle.co.nz

www.larnachcastle.co.nz


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NOVEMBER 2016

DUNEDIN

Holiday Oasis at Aaron Lodge

This Top 10 Holiday Park in

Dunedin is located in a residential

neighbourhood within easy reach

of the CBD. Offering a garden

setting and discreet Kaikorai Valley

hideaway, Aaron Lodge is a

traveller’s oasis for anyone

visiting Dunedin.

A range of

accommodation

options is available

from tent sites, powered

sites for caravans and

motorhomes, comfortable

cabins, self contained tourist

fl ats and spacious 4 star motel units

for those who enjoy their creature

comforts.

The well maintained grounds also

feature a stream and walkway,

Garden Motel in Dunedin offers

clean, comfortable and affordable

accommodation close to the

university, hospital and city centre

and is also one of the few petfriendly

motels in Dunedin.

With 16 units ranging from cosy

studios to one or two bedroom

units including 3 wheelchair access

unit, Garden Motel can welcome

couples, family groups, sports teams

and business guests.

“We are passionate about our

family and our business, enjoy

GARDEN MOTEL

barbeque, swimming pool, spa,

playground, park golf and a

petanque piste. In addition there

is TV lounge, under 5 playroom,

internet facilities and a reading

room. As well as toilet,

shower, family bathroom

and laundry facilities,

additional services

include a car wash,

dump station and,

convenient grey water

disposal.

On site management

ensures a quiet well run holiday

park and a reservations system for

all local attractions, activities, tours

and events. Local shops, medical

centre, restaurants and bus routes

are right outside the gate!

meeting people from all walks of

life and ensuring they have a great

stay in Dunedin” say hosts John and

Coral Sheppard.

Proudy a 3 plus star property each

unit is well appointed with ensuite

bathrooms, kitchen facilities, Sky

TV and free wifi . Guest comfort is a

high priority and at Garden Motel

they experience a warm friendly

environment with recommendations

on local activities and attractions

too. For further information visit www.

gardenmotel.co.nz.

Dunedin's Tastiest Tourist Attraction

The Cadbury World Experience is

a chocolate lover’s dream that

will ignite the senses and bring the

magic of chocolate to life.

On the one-hour guided

experience visitors learn the history

of Cadbury and hear about the

chocolate making process in the

Sensory Lab, including tastings

of the various elements of the

chocolate making process!

You will then see a chocolate

tempering demonstration and

discover some of Cadbury’s

favourite essences. Then you will

be able to create a chocolate

creation taster of your own with

their liquid chocolate train with

your choice of Milk, Dark and White

chocolate.

The tour concludes with the

unique “chocolate fall” and then it’s

on to the Cadbury World retail shop,

where there is a mouth watering

range of Cadbury products and

unique branded merchandise items.

Cadbury World also opened

a café in 2014 with a selection

of savoury and sweet options

available, including a range of

Specialty Hot chocolates - where

better to get a hot chocolate from

than a chocolate factory!

The café is open to the public as

well as those doing a tour, but with

your tour ticket a 10% discount is

offered on your café purchases.

Choc-a-block with fun, Cadbury

World Tour and Cafe is a must do

while in Dunedin!!

Cadbury World is open 7 days

a week. Bookings are highly

recommended, so book now at

www.cadburyworld.co.nz

“The Pet Friendly Motel”

• 16 units, cosy studio to

spacious 2 bedroom units

• Pet friendly - ask us how

• Sky TV

• Complementary refreshments

replenished daily

• Wireless internet & continental

breakfast available on request

Ph: 0508 Garden or 03 477 8251

Fax: 03 477 9803

info@gardenmotel.co.nz

www.gardenmotel.co.nz

Enjoy Dunedin with us

Aaron Lodge TOP 10

• Heated Swimming Pool

• Pentanque Court

• Playground

• Barbeques

• Activities Booking Service

• Reading Room

• TV Lounge

• Spa Pool

• Mini ‘Park Golf’ Course

• Under 5’s Playroom

• Picnic Tables

• Games Tables

• Internet Station

• Laundry

www.aaronlodgetop10.co.nz


DUNEDIN NOVEMBER 2016 25

Dunedin's Fortune Theatre

Dunedin's City Sights

Long rumored to be one of

Dunedin’s most haunted buildings,

the Fortune Theatre situated in

the heart of the city, has been

host to a fair share of supposed

paranormal activity in its long

history. The site on the corner of

Stuart Street and Moray Place is

occupied by a stunning Gothicstyle

church; established in 1869,

the Trinity Methodist church cuts an

imposing figure over the Octagon -

who knows what secrets lie within its

storied walls...

Home to the Fortune Theatre

since 1978, there have been

dozens of reports of mysterious

shadows in the wings, strange figures

backstage and phantom patrons

in the audience. This November

those phantoms will finally get their

moment in the limelight during the

spooky, festive farce: The Mystery

of Irma Vep! All number of ghosts,

vampires, werewolves and even

a mummy will be flying across the

stage in this madcap comedy, with

a whole host of characters brought

to life by actors Colin Spicer and

Stephen Butterworth.

The Mystery of Irma Vep promises

to be more hilarious than horror,

and is a great way to celebrate

the silly season with your nearest

and dearest. With a bar on site,

dining options galore and plenty

of accommodation right on our

doorstep, why not make a night of

it and join us for The Mystery of Irma

Vep! Running from November 12 –

December 10.

For more information or to book,

visit www.fortunetheatre.co.nz or

call (03) 477 8323.

Dunedin was founded over 150

years ago on the toil of whalers,

settlers and gold miners. Many

of its early origins remain and the

city is recognised as one of the

best preserved sites of Victorian

and Edwardian architecture in the

Southern Hemisphere.

Wonderful examples include

Olveston House and the

casino while Dunedin’s

Edwardian Railway

Station with its

mosaic floors and

magnificent

stained glass

windows is one

of the most

photographed

buildings in

the country. It’s

also the start of

the spectacular

Taieri Gorge

Railway journey to

Middlemarch.

Nearby the First Church,

built in 1873, overlooks the Octagon,

a tree-lined 8 sided centre-piece

that forms the hub of the city and is

presided over by a statue of Scots

poet Robbie Burns.

Many local residents have Scottish

ancestry and proudly encourage the

heritage of Dunedin to flourish with

numerous pipe bands, the wearing of

the tartan and the development of

the city’s own whisky 45 South. Other

local industries have also become

visitor attractions including Cadbury’s

chocolate factory and the Speights

Brewery which both offer regular tours

and tastings.

The University of Otago founded in

1869 was New Zealand’s first tertiary

institution and welcomes students

from around the world. Nearby,

the Forsyth Barr stadium

provides a year-round

covered stadium

for sporting events

and concerts.

The arts

flourish in

Dunedin

which has its

own Sinfonia

Orchestra,

professional

Fortune Theatre,

Otago and Toitu

Settler Museums, plus

numerous galleries and

cultural events. Beyond the

beautifully laid out Botanic Gardens,

Baldwin St rises impressively almost

200m to claim being the world’s

steepest street!

Dunedin maybe the smallest of

our major cities, but it has character,

charm, history, heritage and an

impressive variety of attractions and

activities around its streets, hills and

harbour.

Kingsgate – The Ideal Location

Dunedin’s Kingsgate Hotel is right in

the heart of the city, providing the

ideal location for guests whether

they are visiting for business or

leisure.

The central business district is right

on your doorstep and you are within

easy strolling distance of some of

Dunedin’s best local attractions

including the Speights Brewery and

Cadbury Chocolate Factory.

The University of Otago is within

fifteen minutes’ walk, while Moana

Pool and Fitness Centre is a five

minute “warm up” walk up the

hill! Even the beach is a mere ten

minutes away by car!

With 55 sunny, north facing,

well-appointed guest rooms,

the Kingsgate offers comfort,

convenience and a warm welcome

at any time of the year.

BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER

- Centrally located in the heart of the city

- Warm and welcoming team

- Family friendly

www.millenniumhotels.com

KINGSGATE HOTEL DUNEDIN

10 Smith Street, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand

T +64 3 477 6784 E kingsgate.dunedin@millenniumhotels.co.nz

A MILLENNIUM HOTEL


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NOVEMBER 2016

ALEXANDRA

A Warm Alexandra Welcome

Situated in the heart of Central

Otago, a warm welcome awaits

visitors to the Alexandra Holiday Park

at any time of the year.

A varied selection of

accommodation to suit

all budgets comprises

eight self-contained

(motel style)

units from studio

for two to Matti

accommodating

up to 16, plus two

and four berth

standard cabins and

300 powered sites for

camper vans, caravans

and tents. The complex caters

for larger groups up to 29.

Clean and comfortable facilities

are complemented by a TV room,

Start your Adventure Here!

We can provide you with the best experience possible.

Whether it’s a trip on the Otago Central Rail Trail, Clutha

Gold and Roxburgh Gorge Trails or one of our Single Track

Mountain Bike Adventures, we will take care of all of the

organising so you can enjoy genuine southern hospitality and

the best cycling holiday possible.

We cater for independent travellers, families, groups and

corporates and are happy to discuss your individual requests.

Altitude Adventures Ltd

88 Centennial Ave, Alexandra 9320

Ph/fax: 03 448 8917, A/H: Phil 021 456 918

Email: info@altitudebikes

www.altitudebikes.co.nz

Central Otago

internet access, play area, laundry

and even an ablution block that’s

centrally heated in winter.

Located near the Otago Rail

Trail, Aquatic Centre, horse

riding and golf course,

Alexandra Holiday

Park is also an ideal

base to enjoy

fishing, walking,

mountain biking,

4WD off roading,

skating and curling

in winter, as well

as the renowned

vineyards, wineries,

cafes and restaurants

of the district. Phone 03 448

8297, email info@ahp.nz or visit www.

alexandraholidaypark.com for further

information.

Art and wine in Alexandra

Alexandra boasts some of the most

inspiring scenery in the region and

with a multitude of walking tracks

visitors have the opportunity to

experience these views at their own

leisure. Scramble up the path to

Alexandra’s iconic clock on the hill or

walk across the famous Shaky Bridge.

Discover intrepid tracks down the

Roxburgh Gorge past remains of old

Chinese gold mining sites or take our

heritage walk through the centre of

town. Follow a length of the Central

Otago rail trail or stroll through bush

covered tracks beside the river- the

choices are unlimited and most are

suited to all ages and levels of fitness.

The Alexandra Basin is renowned

for producing some of the most

prestigious wines in the world.

Extreme climatic conditions and

mineral rich soils shape the distinctive

flavours of our Pinot Noir. Sample

local favourites in one of our many

restaurants, bars and cafes, and keep

an eye out for the Great Central

Otago Craft Beer Festival celebrating

the growing craft beer industry in

Alexandra, a natural complement to

our fine wines.

Painters, sculptors, writers, jewellers,

filmmakers and photographers...

Alexandra is home to a thriving arts

community many of whom draw

inspiration from the distinctive aspects

of the regions landscape. Visit the

Central Stories Art Gallery and

Museum where local exhibitions are

held regularly or discover boutique

galleries just a short drive from town.

Tour the Central Otago Arts trail and

visit artists at work in their studios.

w w w.alexandra.co . n z

Great Beers

Great times

Craft Beer Festival

Saturday 4th Feb, 2017

Pioneer Park, Alexandra, Central Otago 3-9pm

NOVEMBER 2016

5 SHOW ME SHORTS INT FILM FEST ALEXANDRA

11-13 SPRING RETREAT LOOKOUT LODGE LAKE HAWEA

12-13 HIGHLANDS 101 MOTORSPORT SERIES

18-20 GOLD N NOTES HOEDOWN CROMWELL RACECOURSE

26 GUT-BUSTER MTB RIDE BANNOCKBURN/GARSTON

27 GALLOP SOUTH CHRISTMAS RACES WWW.GALLOPSOUTH.CO.NZ

DECEMBER 2016

3 CROMWELL FESTIVE FETE CROMWELL RACECOURSE

30 MTB CLASSIC RIDE CROMWELL-BANNOCKBURN

JANUARY 2017

2 TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON LAKE DUNSTAN BOAT CLUB

2 WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL OLD CROMWELL TOWN

2-3 INTERISLANDER SUMMER FEST RACE DAY OMKAU

4 INTERISLANDER SUMMER FEST RACE DAY ROXBURGH

8 LAKE DUNSTAN CYCLE CHALLENGE

14 RIVER RANGE MUSIC FEST 2017 CROMWELL RACECOURSE

21 CLASSIC CAR & HOT ROD SHOW CROMWELL

21 GIBBSTON VALLEY SUMMER CONCERTS GIBBSTON VALLEY

21-22 LEGENDS GOLF TOURNAMENT CROMWELL GOLF COURSE

27-29 FESTIVAL OF SPEED HIGHLANDS MOTORSPORT PARK

28-3 BIKE WEEK AT BANNOCKBURN (MOTORCYCLING)

FEBRUARY 2017

CENTRAL OTAGO

3-6 LAUDER UKELELE FESTIVAL MANUHERIKIA VALLEY

4 CRAFT BEER WINE & FOOD FEST ALEXANDRA

Adventures by Bike

Altitude Bikes is an Alexandra-based

mountain bike company offering

single and multi-day journeys through

Central Otago. Various routes and

rides through the region’s scenic

and historic heart have

been developed to suit

a range of ages and

abilities.

Providing

custom-designed

experiences from

novice to fearless,

Highlands Motorsport

Park offers a selection

of guided day trips where

Central Otago becomes

“bike accessible” for families and

mixed ability groups. As well as the

range of comfortable bikes, Altitude

Bikes can also supply panniers, baby

trailers, tow-behinds and a coaching

service.

The nearby Otago Rail Trail has

ALEXANDRA

HOLIDAY PARK

44 Manuherikia Rd, Alexandra

Ph: (03) 448 8297

info@ahp.nz www.ahp.nz

become a year-round lure for New

Zealanders and travelers from all

over the world and Altitude Bikes

offer several options including

self guided three or four day

packages or day trips

to the spectacular

Poolburn Gorge

section of the trail.

Alexandra is also

surrounded by MTB

trails incorporating

“flowing single

tracks, pedal

pumping ascents,

brake-burning down

hills and un-spoilt alpine

landscapes.” For those who

prefer a “go as you please” trip,

Altitude Bikes can help you plan and

organize your own free ride.

For further information contact Phil

Altitude Bikes on 03 448 8917 or visit

www.altitudeabikes.co.nz.

Close to 4WD Tracks, Rail Trail, Aqua Centre, Golf Courses,

Bike & Walking Tracks, Wine Trails, Curling, Fantastic Fishing,

Approx 1 hour drive to Wanaka, Queenstown, Naseby, Ranfurly.

“Great for a getaway in sunny Central Otago”


CLYDE NOVEMBER 2016 27

Explore Central Otago by Bike

Scenic, historic and peppered with

some of our best vineyards, Central

Otago has become a mecca for

cyclists of all ages. There’s no better

way to explore the district, than to

team up with Bike It Now! Based in the

historic town of Clyde and centrally

located for people to ride all of the

region’s trails, Bike It Now! is

owned and operated by

Duncan, Fletch and

Lisa, all residents of

Clyde.

Bike It Now!

offers top quality

cycle hire, full

day (One Day

Wonders!)

and multi day

tours which

accommodate

riders of all

abilities. Their

fl eet comprises

29 and 27.5 inch

Avanti and Scott

bikes with features

such as ergonomic grips,

hydraulic disc brakes, puncture

resistant tyres, drop down panniers,

high spec componentry and….. yes,

plush padded seats too!

Bike It Now! has the latest Avanti

Discovery 3 bikes for those who prefer

a more upright riding style, while

their fl eet of Scott E-bikes provides

increased power via E Technology

supplied by Bosch if your own pedal

power is not quite enough!

As E-bike specialists with both rental

and purchase options, Bike It Now’s

Kathryn Fletcher says “E-bikes allow

older visitors to now explore the many

trails of Central Otago, let social

groups of varying experience and

ability to ride together and encourage

healthy outdoor activity among

people of all ages.”

The company also has a selection

of kids’ bikes, seats, tandems and

“tow- behinds” so that families can get

on their bikes too. Bike It Now! is also

an Avanti, Scott and Trek authorised

dealer, selling a wide range of bikes

and accessories required by cyclists –

this is complemented by a full

maintenance workshop.

The company

operates 7 days

a week and is

only closed on

Christmas Day

and New Years

Day.

Some of

the region’s

most popular

trails include:

Wedderburn

- this 2 day

delight via

Poolburn Gorge

includes transport

to Wedderburn and

overnight stay in Lauder.

Otago Central Rail Trail

(152km), the original great ride that

you can do one of our “One Day

Wonders” or two day “Fantastic Rides”

if on a time limit, otherwise 3 – 5 days is

the way to go!

Clutha Gold Trail 73km from

Roxburgh Dam to Lawrence follows

the mighty Clutha River.

Roxburgh Gorge Trail (34km) is a

premier one day recreational cycle

trail that can join the Clutha Gold Trail

to make a 3 day ride between Clyde

and Lawrence.

Other New Zealand cycle trails can

be booked by arrangement With Bike

It Now! For further information and

“on your bike” inspiration visit www.

bikeitnow.co.nz

Creature Comforts in Clyde

No matter what the season, you’ll

find a warm welcome at the Antique

Lodge Motel where hosts Heidi and

Gunther Birgel provide many creature

comforts for their guests including

long term parking and bike storage

for those doing the popular Central

Otago Rail Trail.

The motel dates from the 1970’s

and offers affordable self-catering

accommodation ranging from

superior to standard and family to

single bedroom units.

All units have fully equipped

kitchens, flat screen TV, Sky, free Wifi

and there are large central heating

convectors for cosy warmth in winter.

In summer, the free gas barbeque

is a popular amenity after a day of

cycling, sightseeing or wine tasting! T

he Antique Lodge Motel is just a

short stroll from Clyde’s impressive

historic precinct where delightful

cafés, restaurants and shops are

housed in many of the town’s

heritage buildings.

River boat to the past

Clutha River Cruises will guide and

glide you effortlessly into Central

Otago’s gold mining past! Their

beautifully appointed pontoon cruise

boat departs from Alexandra boat

ramp and drifts safely downstream as

the skipper imparts tales of the area’s

goldrush history.

Along the way you will view

authentic miners’ huts built of local

schist stone and surviving gold mining

relics. The heritage cruise ventures

through the Roxburgh Gorge to

perfectly preserved gold mines at

the curiously named Doctor’s Point

and Butcher’s Pont which date from

the 1860’s.

Explore Central Otago

• Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail (Jet Boat Transfers)

• Heritage Cruises into Central Otago’s Golden Past

• View: European and Chinese Gold Miners Huts

• Tour: 1860’s Gold Mine

Phone: 0220 683 302

E-mail: info@clutharivercruises.co.nz

www.clutharivercruises.co.nz

Clutha River Cruises offers a unique

opportunity to discover the isolated

reaches of the Clutha River and see

rare examples of both European

and Chinese gold mining methods.

Amid the spectacular Central Otago

scenery you will also enjoy morning

or afternoon tea picnic on the

riverbank at Doctor’s Point.

The company is the only licensed

operator providing fully guided and

catered tours on Lake Roxburgh and

Lake Dunstan and also operates a jet

boat tour and boat transfers to the

increasingly popular Roxburgh Gorge

Cycle trail. For further information visit

www.clutharivercruises.co.nz

• 7 self-contained 1 & 2-bedroom units

• Short stroll to Clyde’s eateries

in historic precinct

• Continental breakfast buffet

in Schist stable (Oct-Apr)

• FREE WIFI, car & bike storage on-site

56 Sunderland Street | Clyde | Central Otago

Ph: 03 4492709 | 0800 99 22 66

www.antiquelodgemotel.co.nz

Your all seasons

holiday stay!

bike it now!

“Awesome service and guidance, going above and beyond”

Charlotte A

“Great holiday thanks to Bike it Now”

Barry

“HASSLE FREE AND QUALITY E-BIKES”

Pamela J

• Top quality bike hire

including E-bike specialists

• Bike retail

• Bike tours

• Itinerary planning

• Transport; including door to door

from Queenstown

• Otago Central Rail Trail

• Roxburgh Gorge Trail

• Clutha Gold Trail

• Half-day to multi-day rides

• www.bikeitnow.co.nz

• 0800 Bikenow (245366)

• 25 Holloway St, Historic Clyde

• Facebook/bikeitnow


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NOVEMBER 2016

CROMWELL

Cromwell's Majesty

The arrival on Cromwell’s back doorstep of a world-class motorsport venue has

been one factor accelerating the town’s recent growth spurt.

International demand for

our fine wines and stone

fruit has been another.

But it’s not all Pinot and

Porsches… Cromwell

remains a laidback,

friendly place where

you’re lucky if you see

a single other person on

your morning cycle along

the lakefront.

It’s a sporty town, blessed

with a range of facilities

superior to most of its

much larger neighbours.

The service town for the

construction of the Clyde

Dam, Cromwell took a

while to shake off its hydrotown

past. Among the

bonuses was a fantastic

swim centre, boating

facilities and about 22ha

of urban greenways where

the trees, now 26 years old,

are large and gracious. Over more

recent years the community has

rallied to develop a unique bike park,

a water hockey turf, and re-vamped

golf course.

Lake Dunstan itself is now coming

into its own as plantings mature thus

allowing manmade features a more

natural appearance. Cycle-ways

meander around the lakeshore

but also take to the surrounding

mountainsides for those seeking more

challenge. Every summer a series of

events are hosted here, attracting

hundreds of participants keen to

‘bust a gut’ through the rugged

Nevis Valley, cycle around the lake

or complete a halfmarathon.

At quirky Bannockburn,

an historic gold mining

village, walking and

biking trails wind through

ancient workings, past

huts and tunnels that

illustrate the often

tragic tales of the early

miners. Art galleries and

well-known wineries

are plentiful here and

few go home without

discovering a new

favourite tipple.

Cromwell is centrally

located, with an everexpanding

range of

activities. There is the

Heritage Precinct,

helicopter scenic flights

with snow landings,

exciting jet boat rides or

horse trekking at Bendigo

Station, the home of Shrek the sheep.

Plan your Cromwell holiday at

www.cromwell.org.nz and join us

on facebook at Cromwell, Central

Otago.

ANDERSON

PARK MOTEL

--- Cromwell, New Zealand ---

An Ideal Base to Explore Central Otago From

9 Gair Avenue, Cromwell

0800 220 550 | 03 445 1523

andersonpark@xtra.co.nz

www.andersonparkmotel.co.nz

Your hosts: Bruce & Gill Allan

• BBQ Area

• Playground

• Guest Laundry

• Spacious Grounds

• Free Wifi and SKY TV

• Pet Friendly

Objects Of Art Ltd

Specialising in custom made

jewellery and art objects from

new and recycled materials

71 Melmore Tce

Unit 4A Cromwell Historic Precinct

03 445 3094 | sales@objects-of-art.co.nz

Join us on Facebook

www.facebook.com/objects.of.art

Cromwell Town and Country Club

This purpose-built venue on the

shores of Lake Dunstan provides

a relaxed friendly atmosphere for

members and guests to

enjoy great company

and great facilities.

Play pool or darts,

try your luck on

the pokies, share

the excitement of

sports events on a

big screen and enjoy

outstanding lake views

while you meet, greet and

relax with the locals.

Printers Bay at the Club restaurant,

where home cooked, light and

main meals are excellent value for

money.

Kids are well catered for also,

with our small kids room, large

blackboard and outside

playground. All the

favourites on our kids

menu also

Cromwell Town and

Country Club always

welcomes members

from affiliated clubs

throughout New Zealand.

So don’t be a stranger next

time you are in Cromwell, drop in

and enjoy all the benefits of feeling

you belong.

On Holiday in Cromwell?

Are you a Club Member?

CROMWELL

ASURE Central Gold Motel

Relax, unwind and enjoy the luxury and comfort of

ASURE Central Gold Motel, Cromwell

The Cromwell Town & Country Club offers a

relaxed and comfortable environment with great

friendly Central Otago Hospitality and a Million

Dollar view of the Kawarau Arm of Lake Dunstan

Cromwell Town & Country Club

Melmore Terrace, Cromwell

Ph: 03 445 1169

E: cromwelltc@xtra.co.nz

www.cromwelltownandcountryclub.co.nz

Your Hosts Gaylene and Craig welcome you

• 11 spacious units - 10 ground floor and 1 first floor

• Less than 2 minutes from shopping centre

• Free Guest laundry and BBQ

• The perfect base for exploring the area

24 Barry Ave, Cromwell, New Zealand

PH - 03 445 4700 www.centralgoldmotel.co.nz

info@centralgoldmotel.co.nz


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Cromwell

Heritage Precinct

One of Central Otago’s

best kept secrets, the

Cromwell Heritage Precinct

is tucked away on the

shores of Lake Dunstan,

at the confluence of the

Kawarau and Clutha arms

of the lake.

From an idea in the mid eighties the

historic village has been developed

by volunteers over the years. Some

buildings have been re-built from

stone from the original buildings while

others are a faithful re-creation built to

modern building code. It is not only

a delightful and free visitor attraction

with historical displays and charming

buildings, but also a hub for artists and

craftspeople.

The schist stone cottages and shops

are tenanted by a quality-focused

arts collective, international-standard

printmaker, renowned goldsmith,

highly original wire sculptor and a

plant expert and maker of herbal

creams and perfumes. There is also a

charming second-hand book store,

unique gift outlets and two great

cafes.

The historic displays tell the story

of the incredible 1860s gold rush

when sparsely populated Central

Otago was suddenly inundated with

thousands of hopeful prospectors.

Children love the talking ‘locals’

who tell the yarns, life-size horses and

secret alleyways, as well as the ducks,

fishing wharf and picnic areas.

Named in 2014 as one of New

Zealand’s best ‘hidden gems’ by AA

Directions Magazine, the precinct

is gradually being discovered by

overseas visitors, Kiwi families, makers

of television commercials and locals.

Located on Melmore Terrace, the

Precinct hosts the Cromwell Farmers

Market every Sunday from Labour

Weekend to Easter.

Höglund Art Glass

Gallery

World renowned blown glass

& glass jewellery.

Nelson glass artists

Ola and Marie Höglund

recently opened a glass gallery

in their new home

on state highway 6 between

Cromwell and Wanaka.

Visitors welcome

OPEN DAILY 9-5

Höglund Art Glass Gallery

1767 Luggate-Cromwell Road 9383

Central Otago

Phone 03 442 7210

www.hoglundartglass.com

Welcome to The Gate,

Cromwell’s Tourist Centre

An enormous roadside 'Big Fruit'

sculpture welcomes visitors to

Cromwell, a town mostly drowned

when the Clutha River was dammed

at Clyde to form Lake Dunstan, now

teeming with trout and boating

opportunities. In reinventing itself,

Cromwell is a holiday town and

thriving commercial hub for Central

Otago with Wanaka just

40 minutes away and

Queenstown under an

hour.

Surrounded by

mountain ranges,

Cromwell is the heart

of the Central Otago

wine industry, a main

fruit growing centre,

location of one of the

South’s best golf links and

with Highlands Motorsport Park and

Central Motor Speedway, a motor

racing mecca.

Opening in December on the

corner of State Highway 8B (linking

State Highways 8 and 6) and

Cromwell’s main street, Barry Avenue,

‘The Gate’ will further set Cromwell

apart from other Central Otago

towns.

A large, eye-catching building

complex, The Gate houses three

independent hospitality outlets …

Five Stags Bar & Restaurant, Forage

Information Centre & Café and

Harvest Hotel. In the grounds at

The Gate, which are landscaped

to create a village green feel, is a

standalone conference/wedding

centre and Super Liquor store.

Five Stags has a traditional

hunting lodge theme but

given a 21st Century twist.

Forage Information

Centre & Café is an

exciting new concept

allowing visitors to

Central Otago and

the Southern Lakes to

seek out information

and self-book attractions

and accommodation in

Queenstown and further afield.

Cromwell’s only hotel

accommodation, Three Star Plus

Harvest offers 47 suites available as

standard and premium doubles,

twins and triples. With French doors

opening onto a balcony or paved

patio, all suites afford stunning Central

Otago views. For further information

visit www.thegate.nz , email stay@

thegate.nz or ph 03 445 1777.

Old Cromwell Town Art

Art Gallery & Workshop

Specialising in works on paper

OCTA Gallery, according to many of its visitors, is considered quite

unique in this part of the world. Operating from a historic building in

Cromwell’s Heritage Precinct, Central Otago, it provides a living art

space, showcasing limited edition original prints and an eclectic mix

of art work created by renowned national and international artists.

During the last few years, OCTA Gallery has established a reputation

for the quality of its diverse, eclectic, and interesting works, as well

as the excellent service it provides.

Its directors, Gail and Chris de Jong look forward to your visit and

are keen to share their extensive knowledge and experience as

professional artists and educators.

Stunning Central Otago Views From Every Room

Formerly Golden Gate Lodge, Three Star Plus Harvest Hotel is Cromwell’s only

hotel accommodation and is ideally located at The Gate, an exciting

redevelopment that includes Five Stags Bar & Restaurant, Forage Information

Centre & Café (both opening early December 2016), Black Panther Pizza and

Super Liquor.

All 47 suites, premium and standard, afford stunning Central Otago views

ranging from mountains and vineyards to the next-door championship

Cromwell Golf Course.

Harvest Hotel is the place to stay to make the most of the many attractions of the

Cromwell Basin. Vineyards and wine tasting. History and culture. Water sports

and motorsport. Walking and relaxing. And lots more.

Phone 03 445 1594 | Email octa@artlover.com

Online Smartfuel Savings

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NOVEMBER 2016

CROMWELL

BANNOCKBURN

CLYDE

wooing tree

river rock

estate

three miners

WINERIES

Three Miners Vineyard

Three Miners is a 19ha estate owned

by Paul and Kirstin Wright in Central

Otago, situated in Earnscleugh

between Alexandra and

Clyde. Gold was fi rst

discovered in the area

in the 1860s and

hundreds of miners

panned the gold

bearing gravels

that border Three

Miners Vineyard.

Three

Miners wine is

produced using

a team approach.

James Dicey is our

Viticulturalist who makes

sure the grapes are as perfect

as they can be and our Wine maker

Pete Bartle turns those wonderful

grapes into fabulous wine.

Our wines take their names from

Central Otago’s gold mining history

with Warden’s Court Pinot Noir,

Herringbone Riesling, Miner’s Right

Pinot Gris and Chinaman Stone

Gewürztraminer.

We are excited to announce

that this summer will see the longawaited

return of the Rocker

Box Rosé! This wine

smells of gorgeous

strawberries,

raspberries and

cream and has

a truly delicious

taste of melon,

sweet pear,

peach, nutmeg

with a touch of

ginger.

The refurbished

Three Miners tasting

room is inside a Miners

style cottage located at 89

McPherson Road, Alexandra.

The Tasting Room is open for

tastings and wine sales from 10am-

5pm, seven days a week.

For further information Ph 03 449

3373 or 021 281 7732; Email kirstin@

threeminers.com or visit www.

threeminers.com.

Cromwell’s River Rock Estate is a

boutique vineyard, winery and

cellar door with luxury vineyard

accommodation. The 1 hectare

vineyard was first planted in 2004 and

produces Pinot Gris, Two Together,

Pinot Noir, Naked Pinot, Rose

and Sauvignon Blanc

wines and is also home to

Tommy Cooper Port.

The River Rock winery

was set up to produce

its own estate wines

but also processes small

quantities of grapes from

other growers. The cellar door

is housed in a picturesque barn and

offers wine tours, tastings, sales and

wine merchandise. It is open daily

from 11am-9pm in summer and 11am

-5pm during the winter months.

Boutique Vineyard

Winery & Cellar Door

Vineyard Accommodation

NEW TASTING ROOM

NOW OPEN

Growers & Crafters

of Fine Wine

Ph: 021 270 5518 1 | shortcut Road,

Cromwell. Opposite the Wooing Tree

ALEXANDRA

River Rock Estate

Accommodation at River Rock

Estate comprises vineyard ensuite

rooms that cater for two adults and

a cottage that is designed for four

adults. Visitors will enjoy the estate’s

restful views of the Carrick, Dunstan

and Pisa Ranges and the

fairways of the nearby golf

course. Also just recently

added for guests to book

is a private hot tub/spa

experience.

River Rock Estate

conveniently located

within five minutes walk to

Cromwell town- ship where

amenities include a swimming pool

complex, mini golf, shops, cafes and

restaurants.

For further information and bookings

visit www.riverrockestate.com.

wine tastings • sales • lUnCHes • FUnCtions • weddings

Opposite the ‘Big Fruit

Sculpture’ Entrance via Shortcut

Road Cromwell, Central Otago

contact@wooingtree.co.nz

www.wooingtree.co.nz

03 445 4142

OPEN 7 DAYS, 10am to 5pm

Wooing Tree Vineyard

Wooing Tree is situated in the heart

of Central Otago, New Zealand,

next to the town of Cromwell

and opposite the big

fruit sculpture. The

family owned

single vineyard

site specialises in

Pinot Noir and

also produces

a Rosé, a still

Blanc de Noir

called "Blondie"

and now a sweet

wine called “Tickled

Pink” from the same

grape variety. Wooing

Tree Chardonnay and Pinot

Gris have also been added to the

portfolio. The Wooing Tree label has

had a remarkable fi rst few years, 10

trophies, numerous gold medals, 5

star ratings, and praise from wine

writers worldwide.

Jointly owned by Steve and Thea

Tasting

room open

10am-5pm

daily

Warden’s Court Pinot Noir

Miner’s Right Pinot Gris

Herringbone Riesling

Chinaman Stone Gewürztraminer

Rocker Box Rosé

89 McPherson Rd, Alexandra

Ph 03 449 3373 | Mob 021 281 7732

email kirstin@threeminers.com

website www.threeminers.com

Farquharson and Jane (Steve’s

sister) and her husband Geoff Bews,

they returned from overseas to

run the vineyard, having

setup the 18 hectare

property in 2002.

Steve had studied

viticulture, wine

making and the

wine trade at

Plumpton College

in the UK, and

Jane had also

studied viticulture

there.

Nevertheless,

owning and developing

a vineyard was still a sharp

learning curve.

The Central Otago location

gives a perfect mix of sub regional

climates and optimum heat degreedays

and the aim was to produce a

pinot noir with rich and intense fruit

fl avours from low yielding vines.

During the clearing of the land for

planting, they discovered a 100 year

old tree commanded a place in

local folk lore as “the wooing tree”

and a rendezvous for sweethearts

and lovers. The tree was retained

and the story provided the perfect

name for both the vineyard and

the owners’ new wine label! Today

Wooing Tree sits prominently in the

middle of the vineyard, which has

become a popular location for

marriage proposals and weddings.

We offer wine tastings, sales,

lunches and platters, all in a relaxed

child friendly environment with a

sandpit and slide. Functions and

weddings are by appointment and

the Cellar Door is open 7 days 10am

to 5pm.


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WANAKA NOVEMBER 2016 31

Relaxing Lakeside Holiday Resort

Plenty to see at Puzzling World

Wanaka offers the perfect

surroundings to truly relax on a

lakeside holiday. The township is a

busy resort and service centre for

the region’s many visitors who enjoy

its amenities year round.

The variety of indoor and outdoor

activities is extensive within the local

area, with plenty of choice to suit all

ages and budgets. Lake Wanaka

is New Zealand’s fourth largest lake

with clear pristine waters in depths

that plunge to below sea level.

Take a boat trip to the conservation

island of Mou Wahu, go fishing or

take a scenic cruise for spectacular

views back to the township.

Wonderful proximity to the lake

and mountains also offers adventure

activities such as heli bikinig,

white water rafting and sledging,

parasailing, jet boating, yachting,

water skiing, horse treks, quad biking

and 4WD safaris. Lake Wanaka is

also the gateway to Mt Aspiring

National Park where there are

unmatched tramping and climbing

opportunities is one of the country’s

most unspoiled wilderness areas.

Attractions include the intriguing

Puzzling World and Great Maze, the

Transport and Toy Museum, while

at Wanaka Airport you could try

tandem sky diving, take a scenic

flight, visit the New Zealand Pilot’s

Museum and discover the largest

collection of World War 2 fighter

planes in the Southern Hemisphere.

But more leisurely pursuits might

entice you to the range of cafes

and restaurants in Wanaka, a

visit to the historic 1863 Cardrona

Hotel, a soul soothing treatment at

Sanctuary Day Spa, wine tasting

at Rippon Vineyard or an evening

movie at the quirky Cinema

Paradiso.

But whatever fills your days

in Wanaka, be sure to enjoy a

lakeside barbecue and watch

the breathtaking sunset against a

backdrop of lake and mountains.

A firm belief in giving customers

more “bang for their buck” and

encouraging them to truly absorb

themselves in the illusionary themeing,

the team at Puzzling World have

continuously added and improved

features between each of

their five Illusion Rooms –

an area they call “the

walls of wonder.

Paintings from

Alaska and Bali,

wall hangings

from Peru and

prints from some

of the world’s

leaders in illusionary

art from the 19th

Century to modern

times demonstrate

just how universal the

popularity of optical

illusions are throughout

history and across the

globe.

You’ll discover

Canada’s Robert

Gonsalves’ works

of “magical realism”

complementing the “impossible

reality” of the Dutch master, M.C

Escher. Further along, Ambigrams, a

type of illusionary word-art is explored

while being watched on by NZ’s

first Virtual Assistant – a projected

holographic guide to assist customers

within the rooms.

The provocative paintings of

Andre Martins de Barros, a Spaniard

who specializes in creating human

form through everyday objects sits

comfortably alongside Victorian-era

illustrations like ‘Vanity’ which ranks

as perhaps the first of its kind to bring

optical illusion art into the

mainstream.

An incredible

3-dimensional knit

of Einstein hangs

alongside an

Amish inspired

cuboid design,

followed by a

more walls of

brain-bending

images and massive

window decals

to give an ethereal

stained glass feel to the

Sculptillusion Gallery.

And the latest addition

is a fun one - a huge

Lenticular image of

a transforming Lion –

from King of the Pride to

Smoking Rasta!

As Operations and

Marketing Manager Duncan Spear

puts it, “While we firmly believe that

the Illusion Rooms themselves are

spectacular in their own right, the

plentiful wall space that separates

the rooms have provided us with

a “blank canvas” to explore other

themes of optical illusions and has

been fun to fill!”

WANAKA

NOVEMBER 2016

9 GATHERING OF GEEZERS CHARITABLE DINNER WARBIRDS & WHEELS

12 GYPSY EXTRAVAGANZA MARKET & FAIR WANAKA

DECEMBER 2016

31 NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS LAKE FRONT WANAKA

JANUARY 2017

2 WANAKA RODEO

19 SOVEREIGN TRI SERIES ROYS BAY RESERVE

FEBRUARY 2017

13 CHALLENGE WANAKA TRIATHLON

MARCH 2017

4 MOTATAPU OFF ROAD RACE

10-11 WANAKA A&P SHOW

APRIL 2017

4-9 FESTIVAL OF COLOUR VARIOUS VENUES

22 CONTACT EPIC MTB LAKE HAWEA HOTEL

WAnAkA’S only

toWn centre hotel

- enjoy spectacular lake and mountain views

NB WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA IS A BI-ENNIAL EVENT AND WILL NEXT TAKE PLACE IN

APRIL 2018.

Welcome to Wanaka’s

wonderful world of weirdness

Bizarre buildings, rooms of illusion and our famous maze will

baffle your brain and challenge your perceptions of reality.

Seeing is disbelieving!

71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka - Ph 0800 473 288

www.wanakahotel.co.nz

PUZZLING WORLD

188 Wanaka Luggate Hwy 84, Wanaka 9382

P: 03 443 7489 E: info@puzzlingworld.co.nz

www.puzzlingworld.co.nz


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NOVEMBER 2016

FIORDLAND

Fiordland's World Heritage Area

Some of the wildest and most dramatic scenery in New Zealand can be found in

Fiordland, which straddles the south western corner of the South Island.

The hub of sightseeing activities

in the region is the attractive

resort of Te Anau, nestled on the

tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau.

Te Anau has excellent amenities

for visitors including a varied

range of accommodation from

budget to luxury, as well as seven

day shopping, tours, cruises and

sightseeing options. The Te Anaau

Caves are accessible by thirty

minute boat ride to the other side

of the lake. Visitors to Te Anau can

choose scenic flights, launch cruises,

sea kayaking, underwater diving,

cycling, fishing and much more.

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accessible to the independent walker

and many offer fully guided walks.

Milford, Hollyford, Routeburn and

Greenstone are all guided, while

Kepler is a circular track, starting and

ending in Te Anau.

Manapouri township is 20 minute

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Station located on the west arm of

Lake Manapouri.

Fiordland National Park is a World

Heritage area and the road to

Milford Sound is one of the world's

finest drives. From Te Anau the

road winds down the Eglinton and

Hollyford Valleys then through the

Homer Tunnel to be met by Mitre

Peak towering from the glassy waters

of Milford Sound. Milford Sound is

the most famous and accessible of

the fiords. Boat trips on the sound

are a must and provide close-up

views of the awesome scenery. An

underwater conservatory is nestled in

Harrison Cove.

Doubtful Sound is the deepest of

all the fiords and accessible only via

Lake Manapouri and coach over

the Wilmot Pass. A haven of nature

with its ancient rain forest and

abundant wildlife, towering peaks

and outstanding waterfalls create

a powerful atmosphere of solitude

and serenity.

Dusky Sound is the largest of the

fiords and discovered by Captain

Cook in 1773. Its remoteness is part

of the attraction for visitors keen to

see Fiordland penguins, native birds

and get up close to dolphins and

other marine life. Dusky Sound is best

explored by a wilderness cruise or

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www.GoOrange.nz info@GoOrange.nz 0800 24 66 72

Explore Milford Sound or Doubtful

Sound, or both! From boat cruises

to guided kayak adventures they

will have you spellbound by snow

capped peaks, lush rainforest and

Looking for something

different at budget

prices?

We www.swordfox.co.nz

are an unconventional,

whimsical motor park and motels

overlooking Fiordland’s most

scenic lake - A starting place for

Milford & Doubtful Sound.

• Tent sites

• Powered sites

• Standard cabins

• Kitchen cabins

• Studio to three bedroom motels

• Games room & two playgrounds

86 Cathedral Drive, Manapouri

(20km south of Te Anau)

Ph 03 249-6624 Fax 03 249 6699

manapourimotels@clear.net.nz

www.manapourimotels.co.nz

sightings of New Zealand wildlife and

marine species.

Amid some of New Zealand’s most

breathtaking and unspoiled scenery,

Go Orange will introduce you to

the beauty and serenity of a World

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own backyard.

From 1-day cruises to multi-day

kayak adventures they have a

range of products that suit just

about everyone’s taste, budget

and itinerary. Go Orange has also

recently introduced guided cycle

tours in Te Anau.

So why not escape the concrete

jungle this summer and experience

Fiordland with Go Orange, expect

nothing but fun and friendliness both

on the water or on a bike!

Phone 0800 246 672 or visit their

website at www.goorange.co.nz

for inspiration, reservations and

expectations!

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