Southern Destinations: November 15, 2018

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Southern

holiday

destinations

2019

spring - summer

go south - relax - wine & dine - discover - explore

geraldine - Pleasant Point - timaru

Waimate - Waitaki - oamaru - mackenzie country

moeraki - dunedin - alexandra - clyde

cromWell - central otago Wineries - Wanaka - manaPouri - southland


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gEraldinE

southern holiday destinations

rural dog

aCCommodations

Enjoy a

VillagE

with hEart

McKenzie Lifestyle Village started

from humble beginnings on 12 acres

of farm land growing to an impressive

modern architecturally designed

development in a short space of time.

Offering Independent Living for the

over 55yr across 113 Villas, you can

secure your future lifestyle here.

Choosing from a collection of 2

bedrooms / single garage through

to 3 bedrooms / ensuite / Spacious

Living Dining / Double Garage. 2019

will see further developments in

the form of Assisted Care Units and

2 bedroom Terraced Houses situated

close to all the amenities of the

Leisure Centre. The hub of village life

the Leisure Centre offers everything

from Indoor Swimming Pool / Spa,

gymnasium, Hair Salon, Treatment

Room (Podiatrist/ Nurse /Massage

Therapist), Craft Room, Lounge and

a well-stocked library of some 2,000

books and dvds.

Enjoy the picturesque outdoors in

the generous seating surrounding

the Bowling Green, Petanque, Mini

Golf, Table Bowls, Croquet and Putting

Green. If that wasn’t enough to

fill your day, their activities calendar

boasts daily/monthly events from

concerts, lunch outings, shopping

Trips, Housie, Line Dancing and Qigong

to name just a few.

The village team will see to a villa

maintenance plan attending to

exterior window and gutter cleaning

alongside the team of gardeners

caring for the delightful grounds and

lawns. They’ll do the everyday tasks,

so you can get on with enjoying the

day.

To see if McKenzie Lifestyle Village

is right for you, pop in or call Hayley

Grant on 0800 845524.

Looking for a home away from home

for your furry family member? The

Brookside Kennels in Geraldine offers

clean spacious accommodation for

your dog with two supervised runs

per day around the paddocks, with or

without the companionship of other

dogs.

Your furry family member will be fed

twice a day with the dog hotels food

of choice or if your dog has a special

diet or you would like to provide

their meals, either option will be

accommodated.

Your furry friend will be looked after

by experienced dog lovers and if any

medical concerns arise, the local vet

is on call if the need arises.

For just $18 per day, book your

dog into Brookside Kennels and

enjoy some pet-owner’s peace of

mind for the holidays. Located at

208 Woodbury Road, 2kms from

Geraldine, Brookside Kennels

welcomes your enquiry ph

03 693 9929

FrEshChoiCE gEraldinE thE loCals

FaVouritE supErmarkEt

IT’S LIKE HOLIDAYS

ALL YEAR ROUND

FreshChoice Geraldine supermarket

is a locally owned and operated

full service supermarket in the heart

of Geraldine. Located in Peel Street

and open 7am-8pm daily, Fresh-

Choice Geraldine is convenient for

all your groceries whether you live

in Geraldine or you are just visiting.

The clean fully stocked shop has a

comprehensive range of fresh fruit,

vegetables, meat, deli and bakery

products that are sourced locally

wherever possible. You will also find

locally produced Talbot cheeses

and an extensive range of Barkers

condiments in-store alongside the

selection of beer and wine.

FreshChoice Geraldine is committed

to offering competitively priced

groceries and has thousands of

specials throughout the store each

week so that you can save money

on all the essentials.

With the best fresh food in town,

value for money groceries, friendly

helpful staff and great customer

service, FreshChoice Geraldine is

your one stop shop every day of the

week.

Lots of people spend their holidays

here in Geraldine. But why just have a

holiday when you can move here instead?

Make the move to Geraldine’s McKenzie

Lifestyle Village. We take care of everyday

maintenance so you can enjoy

a holiday lifestyle all year round.

Talk to Hayley Grant today

on 03 693 8340.

We exercise all

dogs in fully

secure, fenced

paddocks

M E M B E R O F R V A

geraldine

Peel Street, Geraldine.

Phone 693 8529.

Open 7am – 8pm, 7 days.

Owned and

operated

by locals

fcgshdMar18

208 Woodbury Road • Geraldine

Ph: 03-693 9929 • Mob: 021 076 4534

Email kbarb@xtra.co.nz


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

THE PIN TIN

Step inside a fantastic

array of patchwork fabrics

including a wonderful

selection of “Kiwiana”,

quilting, patchwork and

knitting supplies. This shop

has lots of wool to choose

from, embroidery supplies,

patterns for knitting,

patchwork, dressmaking,

hosiery and lots of general

haberdashery.

You will be warmly greeted

by the friendly staff which

includes owner, Lisa and her

team, as they invite you to

browse their well-stocked

shelves. Here you will find

also find Pfaff and Brother

sewing machines.

Call in and say ‘Hi”, they look

forward to seeing you.

Email: lisa.thepintin@gmail.

com. Phone: 03-693-1122

A WARM WELCOME

GERALDINE

PLEASANT POINT

AT GERALDINE MOTELS

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Enjoy the unique country village atmosphere

of Geraldine with their wide range of cafés,

galleries and shops. Stop over at the Geraldine

Motels located on the south side of the

town centre. You will feel a warm hospitable

welcome to this accommodation which is

clean, comfortable and self-contained all within

200 metres of the town’s restaurants, cafés,

movie theatre and shopping area.

You will be warmly welcomed by owner

operators, Joseph, Mayumi and Helley who

will help you get settled and make sure you’re

comfortable throughout your stay. Enjoy the

free WiFi for all guests and pets are welcome

by prior arrangement.

Geraldine Motels is only a short walk to the

bowling green, tennis courts, heated swimming

pool, parks, domain, museums, and bush and

river walks. You have your choice of two golf

courses to play on which are within a 5 minute

drive and the large park-like garden behind the

units borders the Waihi River, which is a scenic

place to relax.

Situated 1.5 hours from the Christchurch airport

and a 1.5 hour drive to the ski fields, Geraldine is

located in South Canterbury along the popular

Scenic Touring Routes.

Phone: +64 3 693 8501

Email: info@geraldinemotels.co.nz

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EDITORIAL Jenafor Rollins

DESIGN Denise Crawford

At Pleasant Point in South Canterbury is a

taxidermy business that has been producing

top quality trophy mounts for almost 60 years.

O’Rourke Taxidermists have followed the

founder, Gerald O’Rourke’s vision of offering

world-class taxidermy using the most modern

methods and materials.

Being keen hunters has enabled the team to

have thorough knowledge and an appreciation

of how the finished trophy should look and

thereby provide the hunter with a life-long

memory of his or her hunt. Over the years, may

thousands of highly prized hunting trophies

have been completed for New Zealand and

Geraldine

MOTELS

overseas hunters.

O’Rourke Taxidermists mounts can be viewed

in the museum of New Zealand, Otago

Museum and the New Zealand Department of

Conservation.

O’Rourke Taxidermists is certified and

registered with the New Zealand Ministry

of Primary Industries and Department of

Conservation to export to all countries

including the European Union.

For further information and contact details visit

www.orourkebros.co.nz

Treasure Trove!!

Jam packed full of

wonderful fabrics and

yarns, tools, gadgets

and sewing supplies

and much more for all

of your crafting needs.

9 Talbot Street, Geraldine

www.thepintin.co.nz | lisa.thepintin@gmail.com

Ph 03 693 1122

We are looking forward to hosting you

• Short stroll to Village centre

• Spacious standard and superior

family and studio units

• All units are fully self contained

and serviced daily

• 3 Sky channels

• Off street undercover parking

97 Talbot Street, GERALDINE, SOUTH CANTERBURY, NZ

Phone: 03 693 8501 | Fax: 03 693 8801

Email: info@geraldinemotels.co.nz | www.geraldinemotels.co.nz

Your Hosts: Joseph, Mayumi and Helley Jones

RESERVATIONS 0800 400 404


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Pleasant Point

southern holiday destinations

Pleasant

Point –

Built on

HosPitality

Well worth the time to make a visit is the scenic

township of PLEASANT POINT. Only 19kms west

of Timaru on SH8, this quaint country town has a

population of close to 1300 and is considered the

service centre for the surrounding farming district.

One of the main attractions is the Award winning

PLEASANT POINT MUSEUM & RAILWAY which

has the reputation of being the best of its kind in

New Zealand. 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

stream locomotive, a vandalized train station and

no money!”

Te Museum & Railway is run entirely by volunteers

and has become one of South Canterbury’s

premier attractions. The Museum hosts

wonderfully restored STEAM LOCOMTIVES and

the worlds’ only operational MODEL T FORD

RAILCAR built from 1925 original NZR plans.

oBsolete iron

Motors & frocks

and sHocks

Guys and gals alike will find

something at either Obsolete Iron

Motors or Frocks and Shocks when

traveling in Pleasant point. In need

of auto service? Stop by Obsolete

Iron Motors to update your WoF or in

need of service, repairs or restoration

of your car or motorbike? Look no

further.

While you wait or shop through

They only built 2 in 1925 for use down on 2 short

Southland branch lines & then they scrapped

them in 1931. This unique vehicle only holds 11

passengers and looks more like a bus on rail

wheels which was built by

the Museum’s volunteers from NZ Railways

original drawings and blueprints.

The museums working fleet also includes an

Ab699 from 1922 and a D16 from 1878, plus a

RM4. The RM4 rail car is the only one operating

in the Southern Hemisphere and there are a very

small number operating in UK and USA.

The society members have relaid the railway track

they operate on, which came from a number of

sources as the original was pulled up by Pacific

Scrap in 1970 and then melted down for other

uses.

On some weekends and public holidays, the

locomotives pull historic carriages along 2.5 kms

your primary destination of Frocks

and Shocks. This must stop location

offers a variety of items and is

a novelty location offering two

businesses in one. Stop by the

clothing store for Classic - Vintage -

Retro pieces as well as Accessories

and Jewellery. Loads of fun to have

two options at one location. Save

time – Save money!

Must stoP

for ice creaM

When travelling or on a warm

summer’s day or anytime actually,

ice cream is a much welcomed treat.

Pleasant Point Dairy is a well known

destination spot for ice cream

and so much more. After you grab

some snack foods, a newspaper or

magazine, a coffee or a cool drink,

you can choose your favourite

flavour of their 19 ice creams choices.

Can’t decide, that’s easily fixed by

having a mix of flavours on one

cone. Not to mention the full range

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 RALIWAY 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 kms 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 Gold Course and Camping

ground.

ACCOMMODATION is located close to the

township of Pleasant Point with a variety of

options including the camping ground. Don’t

forget to book your camping site at the Pleasant

Point Dairy or the Timaru District Council.

of novelties from ice blocks to your

favourite Kapiti ice cream. Serving

only New Zealand’s finest Tip Top ice

cream, you can taste the goodness.

You will be welcomed by their

friendly staff and owners Murray and

Selena are there to serve you with a

smile. Feeling lucky? Try your hand

at lotto.

No matter your destination, make a

point of stopping today at Pleasant

Point Dairy. No ordinary dairy.

A creative

workshop

providing

innovative

services

87 Main Road, Pleasant Point

Phone (03) 614 7410

www.obsoleteiron.com

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

RAILCAR runs DAILY Dec 26 th to 3 rd March 2019

Adults $15, Child $10 includes a guided tour of our complex

XMAS/NEW YEAR Steam Train running times

Dec 27 th & 28 th Jan 2 nd , 3 rd , 6 th , 13 th , 20 th 2019 from 10.30am

Adults $12, Child $6

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

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


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

TIMARU

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THE TIMARU

SEWING CENTRE

KIDSTUFF

Kidstuff is a destination store

everyone should visit. It is full of

inspiration, colour and fun. They have

a wide range of products from basic

baby needs to amazing gifts, books,

crafts, dress-ups, beautiful clothing,

shoes and so much more. Kidstuff

is one of the biggest independent

baby and children’s specialty store

in New Zealand, catering for ages

from newborn to pre teens. Kidstuff

PREMIER

ACCOMMODATION

IN TIMARU

is a proud family owed business that

strives to provide only the best for

their customers. They have a fun,

fantastic facebook page that allows

you to watch live videos to see the

latest and greatest ranges in their

store. Search for Kidstuff Timaru or

visit their website so you can shop

from anywhere in NZ! www.kidstuff.

net.nz Phone 03 6885152

Summer is here, and a new year is

fast approaching. It is the perfect

time to think of learning something

new or increasing your existing skills.

If you are thinking of updating your

sewing machine Janome always has

some great special deals on offer.

Because the range is quite diverse,

there is a model to suit everyone’s

needs and budget.

To establish the ‘best match’, free no

obligation demonstrations are given

and the opportunity for the potential

buyer to ‘sit and sew’ in store.

Once a machine has been

purchased, lots of questions are

encouraged as it is important that

you are getting the most from your

sewing machine. For long distance

customers, questions can be

answered over emails and videos or

links forwarded to make it easier to

find a resolution. Contact us at info@

timarusewing.co.nz.

Classes run all year round in the old

converted Bank Vault and include

dressmaking classes, patchwork,

knitting/crochet, children’s classes,

overlocking and sewing machine

type classes.

Look out for the 2019 class timetable

due to be released just before

Christmas.

Whether you wish to explore world

of sewing, quilting or embroidery

come and visit Timaru Sewing Centre

for a touch of inspiration.

A Quality Assured 4 star plus motel,

Aspen on King boasts 29 quiet

units, situated in a quiet

garden setting off the

main road of Timaru,

away from the

bypass but close

to amenities.

Aspen on King

has a variety of

studio, one and

two bedroom units,

(most with double

spa baths), full access

two bedroom unit and 2

studio access units.

All their Motel units have access

to telephones and free Wi-Fi

internet, iron and ironing

board, full cooking

facilities. Continental

breakfasts are

available. Fax,

copying and

scanning facilities

are available.

For further

information and

reservations

contact your hosts,

Terry and Karen

Wright on 0800 822 344

or visit www.aspenonking.

co.nz

• Dress Fabrics • Knitting Yarns • Patchwork Fabrics

• Sewing Machines • Craft

Visit us for all your sewing needs and helpful advice...

158 Stafford Street, Timaru | Phone: 03 688 6764

Email: info@timarusewing.co.nz

www.timarusewing.co.nz

NEW>

Visit the best

baby and kids

shop in town!

170 Stafford St,

Timaru

Check out our webiste

www.kidstuff.net.nz

Your Hosts Karen & Terry Wright

51 King Street, Timaru

03 688 3054

Freephone 0800 822 344

www.aspenonking.co.nz


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TIMARU

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

TOP 10 IN

TIMARU

THE BIKE BARN

Imagine staying in a location within

easy proximity to the central city

combined with the space, seclusion

and peace that is usually associated

with the countryside. The Top 10

Holiday Park in Timaru offers exactly

that and is within walking distance

of Timaru’s shops, restaurants and

popular Caroline Bay attractions.

Offering facilities and amenities that

are clean, modern and affordable

and surroundings that are sheltered

and safe for all the family, holiday

accommodation comprises motels,

units, cabins and sites for caravans

and camping. The Top 10 Holiday

Park in Timaru is open year-round

and hosts Alison and Gordon

Collister aim to ensure your holiday

is enjoyable and problem free.

Stop by and visit the Bike Barn and

have fun looking through all of

their biking equipment and cycle

choices for your favourite past time.

The Bike Barn is considered one of

New Zealand’s best bike retailers.

Offering an impressive selection of

leading cycle brands as well as a

comprehensive range of parts and

bike accessories, The Bike Barn in

Timaru is the best place to buy, fit or

service your bike locally.

SOUTH CANTERBURY MUSEUM -

WONDERFUL LOCAL HERITAGE

Explore the wonderful world of local heritage at South

Canterbury Museum, Timaru. From fossils to fashions

there are hundreds of things to see. Discover local

wildlife and geology, learn about the region’s Maori

heritage, the arrival of European settlers, social history

and everyday life from the last 150 years.

Along with its permanent displays, the Museum features

a special exhibition to mark the centenary of the end of

the First World War, and its impact on local lives. This

runs through until February 2019,

In the galleries there are puzzles and other activities

for children, while the Museum’s research area provides

a huge selection of documentary sources for digging

deeper. Local heritage films can be viewed at the

Museum and souvenirs, gifts and local history books are

available for purchase in the Museum shop.

South Canterbury Museum is located on Perth Street,

downtown Timaru. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am –

4:30pm, weekends and most public holidays 1-4pm.

Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January. Free admission,

donations encouraged.

Getting the bike which is the right fit

for you, is of the highest importance

to the staff at the Bike Barn. They can

work with any budget and have such

a wide range of bikes available that

the whole family can be readily fitted

with new bikes.

For the ongoing maintenance of

your bike, the Bike Barn’s workshop

mechanics will help ensure your bike

is in the best possible shape to make

your ride as safe as possible whether

it is on the road, in a race or on many

of the popular bike trails throughout

the region.

Take advantage of the Bike Barn’s

product range, appealing prices

and cycling know-how and visit the

premises at 57 Sophia St Timaru,

open 7 days. Check out all the latest

news, promotions, biking products

and more online at www.bikebarn.

co.nz.

ALL CYCLING NEEDS

YOUR HOLIDAY

TIMARU’S BIGGEST

RANGE OF BIKES

FULL WORKSHOP

TIMARU

57 Sophia Street, opposite the library

Ph. 03 684 8900

> OPEN 7 DAYS

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


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

TIMARU

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CAROLINE

BAY

CARNIVAL

PANORAMA MOTOR LODGE

Caroline Bay Carnival

brings new acts including

Mitis, Whitechapel Jak,

Soul Agency, Coopers

Run, Ranchsliders, AC/DC

Tribute plus David Bowie

Tribute Show from US plus

many more.

Xmas holidays should

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 & 7pm.

Beginning Dec 26th and

running for 12 days with a

further 2 days the following

weekend.

We have many varieties

of games, plus rides and

contests for the different

age groups & also the very

popular Alpine Energy

Talent Quest with junior,

intermediate & senior

sections and excellent

prize money.

New Year’s Eve has a

planned 2-hour concert

from 9pm with N C I S

from Auckland & again at

Midnight the Pub Charity

Fireworks display with our

biggest display yet with

thanks to our professional

fireworks team, the place

to be to see in the New

Year.

Mini Golf and its 18 holes

are open from 10am, train

rides, the games and rides

from around 10.30am.

Be sure to check out the

Merry Go Round, Octopus,

Big Wheel, Chair O Plane

and many other rides that

operate throughout the day

& evening. Or checkout the

variety of games including

the Chocolate Wheel,

housie, with teddies,

chocolates & lots of other

prizes to be won.

Talent Quest entry forms

are available via email so

contact the Secretary to

receive one, entries close

3rd Jan.

With the help of our many

Volunteers, we have things

ready, so come enjoy the

Carnival, check out the

Artists performing each

day (see ad on this page)

or view the full programme

on www.carolinebay.org.

nz or for more information

email Caroline.Bay@xtra.

co.nz

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. Hosts Mary

and Wade Langton invite you for a

stay and then to enjoy an option of

three restaurants within the same

block or other food options around

the city.

Panorama Motor lodge comprises of

21 motel units ranging from studios,

to one bedroom and two bedroom

family units, together with off-site

self-contained apartments and 4

Bedroom House able to cater for

up to 13 people. All units provide

kitchen facilities and one unit is

specifically designed with disabled

facilities.

Comprehensive on site guest

facilities and services make the

property ideal for both leisure or

business travellers and include;

breakfast service, tea and coffee,

spa pool, off-street parking, a guest

laundry, cot and highchair and

unlimited Wi-Fi.

Panorama Motor Lodge offers value

for money with excellent standards

of comfort and friendly helpful

service.

Overlooking Caroline Bay,

private patios or balconies

with alpine or sea views &

unlimited free wifi.

Variety of rooms ranging

from studios to family units

on-site to fully self-contained

apartments and 4 bedroom

house off-site.

Mary and Wade Langton

50-52 The Bay Hill, Timaru

P: 03 688 0097

E: lets-stay@panorama.net.nz

www.panorama.net.nz

The 108th

Caroline Bay Carnival

Timaru

Boxing Day to January 6th 2019

& January 12th & 13th

Entertainment Programme

Wednesday 26th December

2pm Sha-Low Band

7pm The Recliner Rockers

Thursday 27th December

2pm The Recliner Rockers

7pm Tasman AZ Band

Friday 28th December

2pm Tasman AZ Band

7pm White Chapel Jak

Saturday 29th December

2pm White Chapel Jak

7pm The Mitis Band

Sunday 30th December

2pm The Mitis Band

7pm Soul Agency

Monday 31st December

2pm Soul Agency

7pm N.C.I.S.

9pm N.C.I.S.

Tuesday 1st January

2pm Sam & Nick

7pm Celine & The Doctor

Wednesday 2nd January

2pm Celine & The Doctor

7pm Coopers Run

Thursday 3rd January

2pm Coopers Run

7pm Ranchsliders

Friday 4th January

2pm Junior Talent Quest Semi

7pm Intermediate Talent Quest Semi

Saturday 5th January

2pm Senior Talent Quest Semi Final

7pm Talent Quest Grand Final

Sunday 6th January

2pm The New Entrants Band

Saturday 12th January

2pm AD/DC Tribute Show

7pm AD/DC Tribute Show

Sunday 13th January

2pm David Bowie Tribute Show

No evening concert

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

or email caroline.bay@xtra.co.nz


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WAIMATE

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

YOU’LL BE

WOWED IN

WAIMATE!

Whether you turn off State Highway

1 at the Nosh Café (locals still refer to

it as The Cup and Saucer) or at the

Yellow Barn landmark, either way

you reach Waimate, a thriving rural

town providing visitors with many

reasons to stop and explore.

Wide spacious streets, Edwardian

buildings, historic churches,

picturesque parks and gardens,

colourful hanging baskets, silo art

and specialist shops all create a

relaxed, friendly atmosphere for

visitors.

This is a district truly blessed with

rivers and lakes offering an extensive

range of outdoor pursuits including

world-renowned salmon and trout

fishing, deer hunting, boating, bird

watching and family camping on the

shores of the Waitaki lakes.

Outstanding forest, mountain and

alpine tracks encourage walking

and mountain biking. The White

Horse Big Easy mountain bike

trails offer rides to suit all abilities,

while the White Horse Monument,

a tribute to the Clydesdale horse,

standing majestically on the Hunters

Hills, is visible for miles and can be

accessed via the Waimate Walkway

or by car.

At the start of the Waimate Walkway

is The Harvest Café featuring

beers created from their onsite

microbrewery and outstanding views

across the town to the sea in the

distance.

Waimate is home to one of New

Zealand’s largest pieces of street

art, on the landmark Waimate

WAIMATE DISTRICT

Waimate District is in the central South Island,

half-way between Christchurch and Dunedin.

Explore hills, rivers, lakes and small country

towns. Be wowed by large scale silo art, scenic

walking and biking tracks, tame wallabies that you

can hand feed, Edwardian heritage and more.

If you’re heading to Queenstown, the route

through the Waimate District is an alternative to

the Geraldine-Tekapo highway. This option takes

you into the Mackenzie basin via the stunning

Waitaki Lakes.

Take the time to get off the beaten track and

explore the Waimate District. Base yourself in

town or country and take your pick of activities

that’ll have you living like a local.

Waimate Information Centre, 15 Paul Street, Waimate

P

03 689 7771 E info@waimatedc.govt.nz

www.waimate.org.nz

/explorewaimatedistrict

Grain Silos. Prepare to be wowed

by artwork featuring prominent

Waimate residents including ex-

Prime Minister Norman Kirk, all

painted by local artist Bill Scott.

The district is one of the few places

in New Zealand where wallabies

have taken up residence. Introduced

from Australia you can get up close

and personal in a wildlife park, or if

hunting is your sport, there are many

opportunities for this too.

Waimate is famous for strawberries,

grown in the region since the late

1880’s. At any of the strawberry

fields, growers will sell you punnets

of their finest berries, or you can pick

your own straight from the field, you

cannot get much fresher than that!

You can also treat yourself to a real

berry fruit ice cream.

Waimate hosts over 45 events

annually; Waimate Strawberry

Fare held the second Saturday in

December attracts around 13,000

visitors to the town, while in March

there is the March Hare Motor Cycle

Rally. Over Labour weekend, the

Waimate 50 Street Car Racing also

attracts many thousands of visitors to

the district.

Waimate also offers an alternative

route to Queenstown, via the

stunning scenery of the Waitaki

Lakes.

For further information on the

Waimate district, including maps

and brochures, call into the Waimate

Information Centre or view www.

waimate.org.nz

BUTLERS BERRY

FARM & CAFÉ

For decades the Waimate District has

been renowned for its strawberries

and celebrates the juicy crop with an

annual Strawberry Fare in Waimate

at the iconic Butlers Berry Farm and

Café. Located just south of Timaru

on SHI, a large wagon of huge

strawberries is without a doubt an

invitation to stop, shop and linger to

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 café 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 to take home from the Fruit

Stall after you have tasted them in

the Café.

You can purchase punnets of

strawberries as well as raspberries,

gooseberries, blackberries and red

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

or blackcurrants. You also have the

option to pick your own when they

are in season, so you can take home

the magic in a mouthful – sweet, firm

and colourful, the way berries should

be.

Butlers Berry Farm and Café is also a

superb venue. They can host family

groups, small events and weddings,

up to 50 guests. They can make the

event even easier on you as the café

can cater the event amongst the

marquee space, surrounded by the

enchanting strawberry fields.

Stay in either their onsite

accommodation cottages or their

backpacker lodge which can

accommodate 14 people in total. In

the morning, enjoy a berry splendid

Butler breakfast and afterward

explore the history, walks and cycle

trails in the local area.

Butlers Berry Farm and Café is open

every day and owners Jackie and

Donald Butler welcome visitors

and guests for any length of time.

Stop by to sample the strawberries,

enjoy a meal, stay the day or spend

the night. When you think berries,

think Butlers Berry Farm & Café in

Waimate. For further information visit

www.butlersberries.co.nz.

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


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

WAIMATE

9

CAFÉ ON

QUEEN

HARVEST BAR

With stunning views over Waimate, Harvest Bar and

Kitchen is the place to head to for dining in South

Canterbury. Sited at the top of Point Bush Road,

Waimate, in the remnants of a former Winery, both the

scenery and food is to die for.

During the day head up to enjoy the busy café trade,

with menu and cabinet offerings. The cheese rolls and

home-made pies in the cabinet have already made

a name for themselves, while the burgers, blue cod,

and even duck are constant winners coming out of the

kitchen. If you’re travelling up for the day then be sure

to chuck the mountain bikes on the roof-rack or pack

your running shoes. The restaurant sits at the bottom of

the Whitehorse Big Easy trails, so is the perfect place to

head off to enjoy over 30km of some of the best tracks

you’ll find in New Zealand!!!

Open on Thursday nights with a bar menu, and then

Friday and Saturday nights with the full offering the night

time menu has been a real hit. The head chef is getting

AND KITCHEN

a name for himself with his amazing flavours, and twists

on the classics. Knowing their target market, they’ve also

ensured that their meal sizes are large enough to ensure

that hungry patrons don’t go home begging. In fact, for

the truly adventurous there’s a truly challenging 500g

steak on offer!

And if you’re up there at night be sure to try the local

Hunter Hills beer. The Hunter Hills craft brewery has

been set up behind the side bar-room of the restaurant

by a group of local craft brewers (so it really is one of the

shortest supply chains around!). Their Pale Ale, Blonde,

and Porter have been getting rave reviews, and sit well

alongside Harvest’s extensive wine, beer, and spirit

selection.

Harvest Bar and Kitchen is definitely worth visiting if

you’re in the area. Get up the hill today if you haven’t

tried them out yet – no matter what you’re looking for

you’re likely to be both satisfied and impressed!

WAIMATE’S TAME WALLABIES

Café on Queen in Waimate, is

enjoyed by local residents and

visitors alike. Located in the heart

of the town, the café is operated by

new owner Wendy Arnold and offers

delicious foods and goods baked on

site.

Café on Queen is open 7 days from

8.00am-4.30pm Monday to Friday

and from 9.00am -3.30pm Saturdays

and Sundays, so there is plenty of

opportunity to sample the menu for

breakfast, brunch or lunch.

In addition, there is freshly made,

tempting cabinet food throughout

the day including tasty pies, cakes,

slices, custard squares, biscuits,

sandwiches and dumplings, as

well as excellent coffee, tea and a

selection of cold drinks.

Word-of-mouth business has

encouraged those visiting Waimate

to enjoy great coffee, good food and

the hospitality the town is famous for.

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 for 41 years, 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 patted by

visiting children and adults! There are also other animals

to see at the park including bantams, possum 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 20th

September to 10th June from 10am-5pm OR off season

June 11th to 19th September 10am-4pm (weather

dependent) or by appointment or by chance!

Phone 03 689 7197 or visit www.waimateorg.nz/

tamewallabies

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

birthday and christmas party functions

Relax & enjoy the ambience

25 Queen St, Waimate

Ph: 03 689 6010

oPen 7 dayS

The home of fresh, modern & seasonal food - with stunning views

across the Waimate District out to the Pacific Ocean

Open 9am to 4pm Tue to Sun and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

www.harvestbk.co.nz 03 689 8488 info@harvestbk.co.nz 228 Point Bush Rd, Waimate

HOP TO THE

WALLABY PARK

EnkleDooVery Korna Waimate

Affordable Hands-on Adventure

• WALK AMONGST • TOUCH • FEED

• PHOTOGRAPH • OUR FAMOUS WALLABIES

Group bookings essential please

No eftpos or credit card facilities

Admire the cute tame Wallabies

• Open 7 days 10am-5pm

• 20 Sept through to 10 June

• During the off season, June 11th to Sept 19th,

will be open by appointment, weather-dependent

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.waimate.org.nz/tamewallabies


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OAMARU

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

INFLATE YOUR LILO

BECAUSE IT’S WAITAKI

LAKES CAMPING TIME AGAIN

A place for those who yearn for summer holidays

the way they used to be (OK dad’s legs in

Stubbies weren’t for everyone and the sausages

always got burnt). Waitaki Lakes camp sites allow

affordable, back-to-basics camping in stunning

surroundings, now open for a season of sun and

skipping stones until Sunday the 5th of May 2019.

The ultimate in old-school camping, the sites

are sunny and sheltered, with weeping willows

trailing in the water, lovely grassy areas to pitch a

tent at camping grounds including Parsons Rock,

Boat Harbour, Sailors Cutting and Falstone Creek.

Waitakians have been coming here to water ski,

fish or just float since they were knee high to a

grasshopper. Unwind your internal spring, snooze

over a book: you’ll be sold on the place too.

Pitch a tent on the sunny side of lakes Aviemore

and Benmore for a retro rewind to a time when

your cell phone didn’t chirp with work every

5 seconds, dinner was cooked, and eaten, al

fresco, and the only noise at night was a cool

breeze on the lake and children being children.

Choose a campsite close to shops, a golf course,

playgrounds and walking/cycling tracks or just

get away from it all and enjoy fishing, swimming or

boating on quiet waters. Deck chairs at the ready,

people!

Camping season passes are available from:

Waitaki District Council customer services

desk, Oamaru, Kurow Auto Services and camp

supervisors. Boat ramp passes are available from

Waitaki District Council, Westside Café & Shop,

Otematata, Mobil Garage, Omarama, Kurow

Auto Services and camp supervisors. For more

information visit the Waitaki Lakes Camping

Facebook page or www.waitaki.govt.nz

Camping at

WAITAKI LAKES

Enjoy affordable back-to-basics, retro Kiwi-style camping within

stunning surroundings at the beautiful Waitaki Lakes, where it is

sunny and sheltered and there’s swimming, fishing, boating, cycling

or a chance to just pull up a deck chair, unplug and unwind

www.waitaki.govt.nz

FORRESTER GALLERY

9 Thames Street, Oamaru

E:info@forrestergallery.com

T: 03 433 0853

Free Admission | Donations Welcome

www.culturewaitaki.org.nz

OPEN DAILY

Mon - Fri 10.30am to 4.30pm

Sat - Sun/Public Holidays 1pm to 4.30pm

Closed Xmas/Boxing/New Year’s Days

Image: Main Gallery: installation view -

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The News Network #2, 2018


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

WAITAKI WHITESTONE

OAMARU

11

GEOPARK

Journey through the Waitaki

Whitestone Geopark and explore this

unique wonderland.

Start at picturesque Lake Ohau; the

family-friendly Lodge is nestled

under the mountains, and offers

cosy accommodation surrounded

by alpine walks and access to the

world-class Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail.

Omarama hosts the popular geo-site

of Clay Cliffs - awe-inspiring eroded

sand and river gravel formations that

tower above you. The Omarama Hot

Tubs offer further amazing views as

you relax and soak up mountain air.

The next day head for Glide

Omarama to get a heightened

appreciation of the stunning Waitaki

Geopark as you soar over its peaks

and lakes. If ground-level is more

your style, cycle and e-bike hire is

available for a cruise along the Alps

2 Ocean.

Grab a bite at one of the local cafes

before taking State Highway 83 for

your drive past the spectacular blue

hydro lakes, emerging into the wineproducing

landscape around Kurow.

The stories of this ancient landscape

are told at Vanished World in

Duntroon, which is the geological

hub of the Park and showcases what

was living here 25 million years ago.

For a more recent version of history,

the working blacksmiths is also a

highlight.

Don’t miss Elephant Rocks and

Anatini geo-sites for an awesome

photo opportunity before continuing

to Oamaru to see the world’s

smallest Blue Penguins as they head

home from a day’s fishing at sea at

the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony.

Be sure to explore Oamaru’s

stunning collection of Whitestone

architecture, the best-preserved

Victorian streetscape in the

country and the quirky elements of

Steampunk and culinary delights of

Whitestone Cheese.

The North Otago coast is an

abundance of family-friendly

beaches, fur seals and rare seabirds

seen from Kakanui to Moeraki. New

attractions are Heliventures offering

Geo-copter flights and Braided River

Jet Boat tours on the mighty Waitaki

River. The Moeraki boulders are

a must-see before heading to the

spectacular craggy ranges behind

Palmerston, Dunback and Macraes

Flat.

And no Waitaki journey would be

complete without tasting Geogastronomy

at Cucina, Riverstone

Kitchen and Fleurs Place in Moeraki.

Take your summer holiday in New

Zealand’s only Geopark and be

wonderfully surprised.

Explore Lake Ohau - bike, ski, fish and much more

Enter a whole other

world at Clay Cliffs

The hydro lakes

- perfect picnic spots

Glide the skies!

Skim the braids in a jet-boat

Geology characteristics

in the wines here

"Vanished World" - secrets of the past

A geo-wonderland

just waiting to be

discovered...

Geo-sites

Gold diggings here

Elephant Rocks

Craft beer,

whiskey worth savouring

and award-winning cheese!

Stunning Victorian architecture

and Steampunk

The past preserved -

Totara Estate and Clarks Mill

Geocoptering -

try it out here!

The cutest

penguins

you'll ever see!

An abundance of wildlife

and wild beaches

Breath-taking boulders

and seafood cuisine


12

oaMarU

EnhancE Wool

southern holiday destinations

a MEandEr on Main

sTrEET

The wool shops and draperies

that once graced every town, city

and suburb have almost become

extinct, but visit Enhance 2007 Ltd in

Oamaru and you may be filled with

nostalgia!

It is an Aladdin’s Cave of wonderful

wools, yarns, patterns, needles,

sewing threads, buttons, bows,

accessories and people who know

their stock and their stuff.

Presided over by owner

Val Hill who has had a

lifetime career in wool

and crafts, Enhance

has been in business

for over a decade.

“We try to have a

broad range of wool

from 2ply to chunky as

well as a mix of lovely

yarns like silk, possum,

Tencel, cotton and alpaca”

says Val. Whenever possible she

sources New Zealand wools, but the

yarns come from all over the world

including UK, Peru, Australia, China,

Italy and Turkey.

Staff at Enhance have seen

an increasing interest in crafts

especially among young Mums

with toddlers and babies and

Enhance offers a huge selection of

Grains & Flours

Peas, Beans & Lentils

Herbs & Spices

Organic & Gluten Free Products

International Foods

Cake Decorating Supplies

Brewing Supplies

Confectionery & Treats

10 EDEN STREET, OAMARU 9400

P 03 433 1433

M 027 357 6590

E info@realfoodpantry.co.nz

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

patterns in-stores. Whether you are

a beginner looking for a first project

or an experienced knitter looking

for a challenge, Enhance can inspire

you with ideas, techniques and

encouragement.

In addition to the superior selection

of knitting products, you will also

find embroidery fabrics and threads

haberdashery items for superb

finishing of your work and gift

ideas such as costume

jewellery.

As well as serving

the customers of

North Otago, clients

contact Enhance

from as far away as

Auckland and Bluff,

while others browse and

buy whenever they visit

Oamaru. So why not do the

same and visit enhance 2007

Ltd next time you’re in the region?

You will find a wealth of product

selection, with genuine customer

service and the pleasure of a gentle

and rewarding shopping experience.

Enhance is open Monday to Friday 9

am- 5:30 pm and 10 am to 1 pm on

Saturdays. For further information

phone 03 434 2144 or visit www.

enhanceoamaru.co.nz

LAGONDA TEAROOMS

Laybys

welcome

191 Thames Street, Oamaru

Phone: (03) 434 8716

125 Thames St, Oamaru

Tel: 03 434 2144 | Fax: 03 434 2145

Email: enhance.oamaru@gmail.com

OAMARU

FAST FRESH FOOD

with value meals,

milkshakes, icecreams & drinks

Internet available

Open everyday except

Christmas Day

Call in, relax and enjoy at

LAGONDA TEAROOMS

Thames Street is Oamaru’s modern

commercial hub and complements

the nearby historic precinct with

a variety of shops, services and

accommodation. Alongside its wide

thoroughfare and easy parking,

you’ll find well known stores and

franchises, locally owned boutiques

and a plethora of delightful cafes,

restaurants, pubs and hotels; among

them:

RealFood Pantry is just off Thames

on Eden Street and is home to

quality ingredients for baking,

cooking, treats and brewing. You’ll

also find a selection of organic and

gluten free products, bulk fruit and

ToTara EsTaTE –

a PiEcE of nEW

ZEaland hisTory

Once a grand estate covering almost

15,000 acres, Totara Estate played a

significant role in the making of New

Zealand as we know it today. The

first shipment of frozen sheep meat

departed from this property in early

1882 and arrived safely in London –

securing a market for our meat and

enabling a living to be made for the

smaller landowners who benefitted

from the breakup of these big

estates later on.

Today you are able to come and

hear the story of those pioneering

land managers and entrepreneurs

who so energetically harnessed the

new technology of refrigeration and

created a nation-wide industry. It’s

not just the story of meat of course

– much more went on these vast

mixed agricultural farms and a visit to

Totara Estate gives an insight into life

as it was for many on the Victorian

Estate in New Zealand. Heritage NZ

(formerly The Historic Places Trust)

purchased and completed the first

round of restoration on the Oamaru

stone farm buildings in time for the

1982 Centenary and more has been

done since.

VISIT OAMARU

Totara Estate

Discover the historic farm where a piece of New

Zealand history was made. With beautiful Oamaru

stone buildings in superb rural surroundings, come

and experience a taste of life on a Victorian farm.

8km south of Oamaru.

Open daily September-May 10am-4pm.

www.totaraestate.co.nz

nuts, herbs and spices. Offering a

back to basics approach to food you

will also find recipes, new ideas and

friendly advice. www.realfoodpantry.

co.nz

Lagonda Tearooms an iconic

New Zealand style of milk bar,

ice-cream parlour and tearoom.

Offering selections for morning

and afternoon tea, lunches and

takeaways. Lagonda is also a Coach

Travel Centre and 7 day a week

refreshment stop. As well as indoor

and outdoor seating, the tearoom

also has free WiFi customer use.

Facebook -lagondatearooms.

The Estate is beautifully sited in

the rolling countryside outside

Oamaru. Patchwork fields stretch

away into the distance with views

out to the Kakanui Range and

beyond. “We invite visitors to come

and experience what we enjoy

every day” says Property Manager,

Keren Mackay. There is an entry

fee to come and complete the tour

around the buildings but no charge

to explore the excellent gift shop or

café. Visitors are welcome to bring

their own picnic with tables available

outside. An exciting new venture

is the “Smoko” themed café set in

the original cookhouse. Bring your

guests out for a taste of old style

morning and afternoon teas. Enamel

pots of tea or coffee, scones, date

loaf, and other farmhouse goodies

are available.

Feed the sheep, dress up in Victorian

Costumes and try your hand at some

old fashioned games.

No charge for school aged children

with a paying adult.

Step into the past!

Clarks Mill

A rare historic flour mill with

four floors of original machinery.

12km south of Oamaru. Open end of October-April on

Sundays from 1pm-3pm (machinery operates last Sunday of

the month). Jan, Feb, March also open Thursdays from 10am-

1pm (machinery operates 11am) www.clarksmill.co.nz

Group bookings, weddings, events welcome

For special events see the website. Admission charges apply.

03 433 1269 | totaraestate@heritage.org.nz


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

BRYDONE HOTEL

OAMARU

13

OAMARU

NORTHSTAR MOTEL BAR

& RESTAURANT

Step inside the enchanting Brydone

Hotel Oamaru and you will find

yourself in a gentler, more gracious

era, when a sweeping staircase,

grand chandeliers and ornate

interiors represented the height of

style and the finest accommodation.

Built of white, elaborately carved

Oamaru limestone in 1881, this

impressive Oamaru hotel has

charmed and welcomed guests for

over 130 years. Today that proud

tradition of style and exceptional

hospitality is maintained and

enhanced by every contemporary

comfort.

You will find the hotel 248kms

(156miles) south of Christchurch and

116kms (72.5miles) north of Dunedin,

located in the central business area

of Oamaru. Relax in the welcoming

ground floor dining area, where you

can enjoy great service and a range

of food and beverage catering for all

tastes.

The hotel’s convivial restaurant

is open from 6.30am every day

for breakfast and throughout the

day with lunch, moving on to a

sumptuous dinner menu. The

diverse range of New Zealand

and International dishes is

accompanied by a comprehensive

wine list designed to cater for all

requirements.

A bar menu is available throughout

the day and evening, so you can

drop in and unwind to your heart’s

content whenever you please. Enjoy

a relaxing drink and a delicious

meal in the Brydone Hotel Oamaru’s

friendly T-Bar Restaurant and

Brasserie.

For business travellers your stay

can be productive as well as

comfortable, with the hotel offering

four stylish conference rooms (with

conference equipment available) for

meetings and functions. The hotel

that can cater for as many as 200

people.

Take it easy with your whole family in

this charming, considerate and childfriendly

hotel. Step out from the 19th

century elegance of the Brydone for

some 21st century exercise at the

nearby gym and aquatic centre or

simply relax to your heart’s content

in a captivating hotel that is perfectly

equipped to help you enjoy your stay

in Oamaru.

Located in the north of Oamaru, head

down to the Northstar where you will

feel right at home and find the best

food and service! Their joint motels

and restaurant offer stylish modern

accommodation, while the restaurant

is more than happy to cater to your

every need.

NorthStar’s motel units offer affordably

priced accommodation in Oamaru and

each motel unit features your choice of

either a super king size bed or two king

single beds, a large cosy couch, full

kitchen facilities, a Nespresso coffee

machine and a modern bathroom.

The complex is perfect for events,

parties and corporate functions. Book

out its Restaurant and Bar and enjoy

a fully catered meal, complemented

by a great range of New Zealand and

Australian wines. For large groups,

book out the Northstar Restaurant and

Motels and enjoy the convenience

of a short walk home to your motel

accommodation and the end of your

evening.

Elegantly furnished Superior units,

Family units and Disability units offer

the ideal motel accommodation for

couples, individuals and corporate

travellers as well as families, groups

or sports teams. Two interconnecting

units create a large space, with the

option of privacy when required and

each room has a Nespresso coffee

machine available.

End an exciting day in Oamaru at

Northstar Restaurant and Bar where

quality food is affordably priced. Open

for lunch and dinner 7 days a week

and for breakfasts on request, the

Restaurant prides itself on delicious

cuisine that uses as much local

produce as possible and is beautifully

presented.

Enjoy a glass of Otago wine or beer

before dinner while enjoying the latest

sport on NorthStar’s big screen TVs.

Or, stay late and soak up the ambience

with an after-dinner coffee by the fire in

the lounge area. Room service is also

available to all Northstar Motel units.

Families and children are welcome,

and the restaurant offers a children’s

dinner and dessert menu. Furnished

with large tables, group bookings can

easily be accommodated as well as

functions and events. Enquiries are

welcome anytime to discuss your

party’s needs.

The onsite restaurant also makes

Northstar Motel the perfect

accommodation of choice for business

travellers wanting an accessible dining

option.

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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 is 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 dessert that

will make your mouth water. The Brydone 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.

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115 Thames Street, Oamaru | www.brydonehotel.co.nz | Phone 03 433 0480


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OaMaru

southern holiday destinations

On TOur

wiTh

VerTical

VenTures

Vertical Ventures is a local adventure company

based in Oamaru providing quality bespoke

cycling and climbing tours. Recently, the

company began operating two trading names

to accommodate the individual aspects of their

expanding dual business.

The climbing aspect has more of a school

and education focus, although there are often

enquiries from tourists and visitors interested

in climbing, while the cycle shop is the HQ of

Vertical Ventures and is located opposite the

brewery.

Vertical Ventures sells and hires e-bikes as

well as selling bikes and all the company’s

products from cycle hire to helmets and

can also provide repairs. Vertical Ventures

hire includes; mountain bikes, kids bikes and

trailers, plus hire of car bike trailers and towbar

bike carriers.

Their team have exceptional knowledge of the

region which has helped them put together

amazing experiences and allowed them to

showcase the great outdoors they love. Joining

one of their tours or allowing them to design

your adventure will assure you of 20 years of

experience and delivery of an unforgettable

first class trip.

The company’s adventures include; rock

climbing, plus day and fully inclusive cycle

tours on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. As well

as riding trips from 2 hours to several days, a

big focus for current season is day trip cycling.

Vertical Ventures also offers morning shuttles

to Duntroon so that people can ride back to

Oamaru on the last section of the magnificent

Alps2Ocean Trail. It comprises a 54km section

with 45kms off road and is a highlight of the

trail with a tunnel, a bridge and limestone

scenery.

To check out all of their tours, look at their

website www.verticalventures.co.nz

Or give Vertical Ventures NZ Ltd a call on

03 434 5010 / 021 894427

brydOne

whOlefOOds

6kms south of Oamaru

you will find Brydone

Wholefoods Store.

Located 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 their large

walk in chiller for freshness.

The freezers and fridges

are crammed with local

and organic meats

including a wide range

of dairy and non-dairy

products and the deli has

the famous GameKeeper

meats from Kurow.

In addition to the store’s

extensive grocery

lines, they also stock

environmentally friendly

household and healthcare

products, 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 and refined

sugar-free, as well as

paleo and vegan lines,

while the 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. As

well as offering a courier

service for out-of-townfolk,

customers can shop

online or enjoy the recently

opened coffee lounge in

store. Order one of our Fruit

Boxes available from our

online shop.

Brydone Wholefoods Store

is open Monday to Friday

9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-

4.30pm and from 10am-

4.30pm on Sundays too.

Phone 03 4346744 or email

brydonewholefoods@

gmail.com

Presence On harbOur

BIKE SERVICE PLANS FROM $45 • BIKE SALES

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES • BIKE HIRE

FOR THE ALPS 2 OCEAN RIDER:

TOURS. BIKE HIRE. CLEAN &

CHECK SERVICES. A2O MERCHANDISE.

WWW.VERTICALVENTURES.CO.NZ

+64 21 894 427

VERTVENTURES@GMAIL.COM

Presence on Harbour is situated in the

old Connell and Cloves Building in

Oamaru’s picturesque Victorian Precinct.

Offering “groovy stuff for groovy people,

Presence on Harbour specialises in New

Zealand arts and crafts, kiwiana and

merino possum knitwear.

Either online or shopping in person, you

will find gifts for all occasions including

weddings, engagements, baby showers,

housewarmings, or simply an irresistible

item to indulge yourself! A variety of

kiwiana easily provides the ideal gift for

friends and relatives in New Zealand or

those overseas to remind them of home.

The selection at Presence on Harbour

includes Oamaru-themed gifts, T shirts,

........

PRESENCE ON HARBOUR

Groovy Stuft for Groovy P.eople

MERINO POSSUM KNITWEAR

NZ ART & QUALITY KIWIANA GIFTS

Open Daily

Except Christmas Day

1 Harbour Street, Oamaru

presenceonharbour@gmail.com

Tel: +64 27 439 5170

magnets and coasters as well as iconic

designs, prints and posters by New

Zealand artists and photographers. The

exquisite range of knitwear by Koru and

Native World features jackets, cardigans,

shrugs, ponchos socks, hats, gloves,

jerseys and children’s wear.

The inviting shop at 1 Harbour St

Oamaru is open 7 days a week from

September until May and welcomes

customers to browse, buy and enjoy the

ambience of Presence by name and by

nature!

For further information and inspiration

call 027 4395170 or visit www.

presenceonharbour.co.nz

BRYDONE

WHOLEFOODS STORE

ORgaNic & NaTuRaL FOOD SpEciaLiSTS

Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm

Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.30pm

Shop online!

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

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6km south of

Oamaru on

State Highway 1

just past

Totara School

BRYDONE

WHOLEFOODS

STORE


southern holiday destinations

oAMAru / MoerAki

15

A TreAsure

Trove of fun

fleurs PlAce

Arthur’s Antiques is situated at 360

Thames Highway, Oamaru in the

North End Shopping area. The shop

is run by Donna & Tim Arthur and

Maisie the cat.

It is open every day from 10am

(Sunday 10.30am) including public

holidays.

There are two shops attached

to each other. One is a Furniture

Emporium with adjacent to the

main shop, where there is always a

good selection of: Vintage Lights,

China, Crystal, Silver & silver plate,

Jewellery, Clocks and even more

AscoT MoTel

oAMAru

Doug Familton welcomes you to

Ascot Oamaru Motel which is the first

motel in Oamaru as you drive in from

the north on State Highway 1. Ascot

Oamaru Motel is one of Oamaru’s

largest motel complexes with 30

units and ample car parking space.

Accommodation choices include

studio rooms, one and two bedroom

apartments and access apartments

offering ideal flexibility for business

and leisure travellers as well as

groups and families. All units are

nicely decorated, and some offer spa

baths.

Looking to find

that unique piece

furniture to choose from. Have a

look at their Vintage tool selection,

Kerosene lamps and Architectural

hardware.

Each weekend they have people

from all over the country looking to

find that unique piece.

On your next trip South, pop in and

see what treasure you can find. You

won’t be disappointed and while

your there say hello to Maisie the cat.

Arthur’s Antiques

360 Thames Highway - Oamaru

Ph 03 437 0053

Email: arthursantiquesnz@gmail.com

A range of amenities to ensure

guest comfort includes free wifi,

room service breakfast, laundry and

sky TV. The Ascot Oamaru Motel

is conveniently located alongside

Oamaru’s Galleon Complex which

houses a tenpin bowling alley,

gaming room, and family restaurant.

It is also close to Centennial Park

Sports Grounds, the Oamaru

Racecourse and secondary schools.

For further enquiries and information

visits www.ascotmoteloamaru.co.nz

or email stay@ascotoamarumotel.

co.nz

OAMARU MOTEL

Fleurs Place in Moeraki Village has been

recognised nationally and internationally

for delicious, simply prepared fresh fish

and locally sourced produce, served

and enjoyed in beautiful surroundings.

The cafe bar and restaurant is right

on the village’s waterfront across the

Bay from the iconic Moeraki Boulders,

a stone’s throw from the areas rare

wildlife.

After 20 years at Oliver’s fine dining

restaurant in Clyde, Fleur Sullivan

followed a dream to live by the sea and

found herself “surrounded by fish stock,

cod livers, mussels, seaweed and boats.”

The temptation to establish another

restaurant was overwhelming, and the

rest as they say is history.

The food is simply superb and

incorporates seasonal delicacies like

muttonbird. All the shellfish is harvested

commercially from Marlborough to

Bluff. The Trio of Fillets, Tasting Plate

for Two, or Fish of the Day (which can

be baked whole) is straight from the

Moeraki fishing boats, selected from the

ever-changing daily catch which may

consist of; Blue Cod, Moki, Gunard, Sole,

Flounder or Groper complemented

by fresh vegetables from local organic

A 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.

Moeraki Village

Holiday Park

growers.

Fleur brings fruits and vegetables

from her personal garden to share,

as well as the rest of the staff who

bring home grown produce and herbs

straight from their gardens as the team

have accommodations with garden

areas. Each team member takes pride

in sharing their fresh produce with

customers and even when it’s time for

a team member to move on as they

come from around the world to work

at Fleurs. Countries such as France,

Korea, Sardinia, Ireland, the Netherlands,

Columbia and more, the garden stays

behind at the team housing to support

Fleurs impeccable commitment to

quality and fresh produce.

Try one of Fleurs delectable desserts

with their master dessert chef, who

make desserts that melt in your mouth.

Fleurs is an attraction for food lovers

from all over New Zealand and overseas

and has been named Cuisine Magazines

first and inaugural food legend.

Fleurs has become quite the ‘foody’

destination so bookings, especially in

the busy season are essential.

Phone: 03 439 4480

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 minutes drive away.

Fleurs Place

simple, fresh, naturally good food

Arthur’s Antiques showcases vintage lights, china,

jewellery, architectural hardware plus much much more...

Arthur’s Antiques

P. 03 437 0053 or 027 434 2474

360 Thames Highway, Oamaru

arthursantiquesnz@gmail.com | arthursantiquesoamaru.com

500a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400

Phone: 03 437 9040 or 0800 62 62 78

Email: stay@ascotmoteloamaru.co.nz

www.ascotmoteloamaru.co.nz

• 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

Fish from the Moeraki fishing boats

• Bookings essential •

Phone 03 439 4480

facebook.com/fleursplace


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MACKENZIE

LAKE

TEKAPO

COTTAGES

Lake Tekapo Cottages offers self

contained holiday accommodation in

one of the South Island’s most scenic

settings. Nestled in a large garden

amid mature trees, a selection of

charming cottages of varying size,

accommodate between 2 and 8

guests.

Well sited for both mountain views

and privacy, the cottages allow

independent visitors to enjoy a

country-style stay with modern

comforts and village amenities close

by. Tekapo has become a year-round

destination with water sports, hot

springs, skating, ski fields, scenic

flights to Mt Cook and a World

Heritage Night Sky attraction at Mt

John.

As well as their self contained

cottages, the company also manage

a number of well appointed holiday

homes that are also available for rent.

For further information and bookings

visit www.laketekapocottages.co.nz

LAKE TEKAPO COTTAGES

LAKE TEKAPO COTTAGES

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

LAKE OHAU LODGE –

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY

You have many choices for activities at Lake Ohau

Lodge. The picturesque location provides the backdrop

for prime outdoor activities. Weather determines it all.

On a still day, their guests enjoy the sense of calmness

and peace.

From the Lodge you can walk along the road, through

the native beech forest all the time with Mt Cook in view

and surrounded by hills that rise up directly from the

lake. The reflections are stunning.

If the weather is wild, and it can be as Ohau means place

of wind, it feels quite adventurous to be out walking,

watching the spray off the waves on the lake and feeling

the freshness of the air.

You can drive just a short distance further up the valley

to the Temple Valley and hike short tracks that take you

through gorgeous beech forests with streams and views

of high mountains that make you feel you are far away

from city life.

At the Lodge they encourage communal dining and

make an effort to sit guests with people whose company

they think each other would enjoy. They offer a truly

delicious 3 course set menu at night, sourcing such local

product as Aoraki salmon, Merino lamb, wild Fiordland

venison and using local butchers and food providers

wherever possible. The lodge is also happy to provide a

packed lunch for your day out.

There are 4 standards of accommodation, all ensuite,

ranging from basic, clean and comfortable to their

classically furnished best rooms featuring local artists

work, and either ground floor or upstairs where the best

views of Aoraki can be enjoyed from your balcony.

The beautiful outdoors is just outside your room at the

Lake Ohau Lodge. With so many activities to choose

from, you will spend your time experiencing all that

nature has to offer outside and then journey inside when

you’re ready for a wee rest.

Enjoy lots of Mountain Biking and Walking options.

20 minutes’ drive from Lake Ohau Lodge is the Temple

valley. For a short walk there is Ram Hill which is a 1hr

return walk in amongst the native beech with moss

covered banks and small streams to hop over. There

is also a 5 hour return walk up the north branch of the

Temple stream which has the most stunning of endings

in a dramatic cirque.

Further up the valley if you have a mountain bike or high

wheelbase 4WD, you can drive to Monument Hut and

walk or 1½ hrs to the Huxley Gorge swing-bridge and

back. Crystal clear streams, beautiful open valley and

again, lovely native beech forest.

Experience the natural beauty and peace and tranquillity

of Lake Ohau Lodge.

LAKE TEKAPO AND THE

MACKENZIE BASIN

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

Enter this scenic dream location with the variety of

villages and must see destinations. View the backdrop of

the amazing turquoise blue colour of Lake Tekapo, New

Zealand’s highest large lake,

Comfortable accommodations and great dining choices

including the Mackenzie Bar and Grill can satisfy your

hunger pangs. Or try one of the international food choice

options including traditional kiwi cuisine, pizza, Thai,

Chinese or Japanese to fill your stomach.

One of New Zealand’s iconic photo locations is on

the shores of Lake Tekapo, the Church of the Good

Shepherd. The church provides awe-inspiring views of

Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains through its

altar window which has been the setting for thousands

of weddings. Close to the church is the well-known

bronze statue of a New Zealand Collie sheepdog.

The statue was commissioned by Mackenzie Country

residents in 1968 recognition of the indispensable role of

the sheepdog in their livelihoods.

Every season provides a different view of the aweinspiring

scenery whether to play a round of golf, take a

horse trek around Mount John, enjoy off-road mountain

biking, enjoy a scenic flight over the Mackenzie basin

and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park or marvel at the

skies above on a stargazing tour at the world famous

Mount John Observatory – there’s something for

everyone.

Stay on your alps2ocean journey | Stunning views & 4 standards of accommodation

a dinner bed & breakfast package is offered | Try our famous cyclists platter & coffee

or you can base yourself at the Lodge and explore the area

To make an enquiry or a booking email: reservations@ohau.co.nz

Phone: (03) 4389 885 www.ohau.co.nz

PROUD TO SERVE MEALS PREPARED WITH

LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS

NZ WINES, MONTEITH’S CRAFT BEERS,

ALLPRESS ESPRESSO

Casual café-style meals for breakfast and 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 DAILY FROM 10AM.

DINNER SERVED FROM 5PM.

RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL

FOR DINNER.


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

DUNEDIN

17

YEAR ROUND FUN

AT MOANA POOL

KINGSGATE – THE

IDEAL LOCATION

Moana Pool is open year round and

has more to offer than just swimming

lanes. Bring the children to enjoy the

fun 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

family -friendly holiday activity spot!

Centrally located minutes from

the Octagon, Moana Pool has free

parking.

Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin is right in

the heart of the city, providing the

ideal location for guests whether

they are visiting for business or

leisure. With unbeatable views over

the city and friendly, knowledgeable

staff, the Kingsgate is the place to be.

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

the famous Dunedin Railway Station.

In house dining at Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi

Kitchen sets the stage for a true Kiwi

dining experience. Savour a mouthwatering

selection of authentic

Kiwiana favourites and enjoy a

beautiful beverage made locally in

Otago. The Aberdeen Bar offers a

happy hour from 5.30pm – 7pm daily.

With 55 sunny, north facing,

well-appointed guest rooms, the

Kingsgate Hotel offers comfort,

convenience and a warm welcome

at any time of the year.

MAKE MOANA POOL YOUR HOLIDAY 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

until 31 March.

60 LITTLEBOURNE ROAD | DUNEDIN | PH 03 477 4000

WWW.DUNEDIN.GOVT.NZ/MOANAPOOL

A DEPARTMENT OF THE DUNEDIN CITY COUNCIL

EXPERT LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

and bookings throughout New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND’S OFFICIAL VISITOR INFORMATION NETWORK

Visitor Centre

50 The Octagon

PHONE 03 474 3300

EMAIL visitor.centre@dcc.govt.nz

WEBSITE www.isitedunedin.co.nz

SEE WHAT’S NEW IN DUNEDIN

• Centrally located in the heart of the city.

• Contemporary, north-facing rooms with wonderful views.

• Delicious and affordable food at Jimmy Cook’s Restaurant.

• Complimentary Moana Pool passes and full access to

Sky TV.

• Warm and authentic Kiwi service.

• Family friendly and fun.

KINGSGATE HOTEL DUNEDIN

10 Smith Street, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand

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

A MILLENNIUM HOTEL | www.millenniumhotels.com


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DUNEDIN

DUNEDIN’S

CHINESE

GARDEN

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 a new life.

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 from Dunedin’s

sister city of Shanghai. The Garden

features hand-made wooden

buildings, tiles, bricks, lattice-work

and hand-finished granite paving

stones.

Plants, trees, and rocks are carefully

composed into small perfect

landscapes mimicking a traditional

Chinese landscape painting.

It is a great place to bring children

for activities including garden hunts,

costumes and arts and crafts.

Parents can take some time out in

the Tea House and enjoy traditional

Chinese tea and treats.

ST CLAIR HOT SALT

WATER POOL

St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool

is an outdoor hot salt water

pool built on a beautiful

site at the southern end

of St Clair beach. It is the

only surviving salt water

pool of several in Dunedin

from the late 1800s. Its

wonderful location on

the beachfront makes

it a highly pleasurable

swimming experience. It

TOITU

OTAGO

SETTLERS

MUSEUM

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. It is open daily from

1 October 31 March, and a

café operates all year.

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

GARDEN

MOTEL

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 pet-friendly

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 meeting people

from all walks of life and

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. The archives and research

centre has a wealth of information for

ensuring they have a

great stay in Dunedin” say

hosts John and Bonnie

Sheppard.

They are proud of the 3

plus star property which

is well appointed with

ensuite bathrooms, kitchen

facilities, Sky TV and free

Wi-Fi. 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

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. 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.

Explore Dunedin’s

stories at one of

New Zealand’s most

innovative museums

“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

BOOK DIRECT FOR BEST RATES

Ph: 0508 Garden or 03 477 8251

Fax: 03 477 9803

info@gardenmotel.co.nz

www.gardenmotel.co.nz

OPEN DAILY: 10am – 5pm

ADMISSION: Adult $9.50 | Under 13 FREE

(maximum three per adult)

ANNUAL PASS: $21

03 477 3248

Cnr Cumberland and Rattray Streets

(beside Toitu – Otago Settlers Museum)

www.dunedinchinesegarden.com

OPEN 7 DAYS | FREE ENTRY | FREE WIFI

10am – 5pm

31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

P (03) 477 5052

www.toituosm.com

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.

THE ESPLANADE | ST CLAIR | DUNEDIN

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


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

THE HOCKEN

DUNEDIN

PRIDE OF THE SOUTH

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Founded in 1910, the Hocken

Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena

is an Archive, Research Library

and Art Gallery. The Hocken holds

a nationally significant collection

with over 2 million photographs,

200,000 books, 17,000 artworks, and

10km of archives, along with maps,

ephemera, and audio-visual material

focussing on New Zealand, the

Pacific and Antarctica.

The Hocken Collections owes its

existence to the vigorous collecting

and generosity of Thomas Morland

Hocken (1836-1910). Born in

Stamford, Lincolnshire, the son of a

Wesleyan minister, Hocken qualified

in medicine in 1859 and worked as

a ship’s surgeon between England

and Australia until settling in Dunedin

in 1862. As a doctor, and coroner for

22 years, Hocken became one of

the city’s best-known figures, with

a passion for collecting materials

documenting life in New Zealand,

the Pacific and early Australia.

He shared his knowledge widely

through lectures, exhibitions, and

published texts.

The Hocken is part of the University

of Otago and is open to the public.

A changing exhibition programme

featuring items from the collections

runs throughout the year and free

Hocken tours are offered every

Wednesday at 11am and 2pm

(bookings not required). Please bring

photo ID for access to the Hocken’s

research collections. They are closed

on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Dunedin is home to the iconic

Speight’s Brewery. Having recently

been through an extensive redevelopment,

a visit to the Brewery

will mean you get to experience both

old and new aspects of this unique

site.

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 awardwinning

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

experience a tailored tasting.

Visitors will be taken around the Old

Brew Floor of the Brewery learning

about our brewing process before

discovering the 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, visit the Speight’s

Brewery shop next to the brewery

where a large selection of genuine

Speight’s gear is available.

DUNEDIN

RAILWAYS

TAIERI

GORGE

Welcome aboard Dunedin Railways

Taieri Gorge – one of the world’s

great train trips and an experience

you should not miss.

Departing from Dunedin’s beautiful

railway station the train begins its

scenic journey into some of New

Zealand’s most ever-changing,

spectacular and iconic scenery. The

train travels through the Southern

parts of Dunedin city until it arrives

at Wingatui junction where it turns

off onto the Taieri branch. From

here the train sneaks across the

Taieri Plains and climbs into the

Taieri Gorge, a narrow and deep

gorge carved out over aeons by

the ancient Taieri River. The train

negotiates the gorge with ease as

it travels through ten tunnels and

over countless bridges and viaducts.

The natural wonders combined

with the challenge of man made

engineering will leave you amazed,

but somehow the railway blends into

the natural environment perfectly.

It is a wonderful example of the

sheer determination of early railway

pioneers.

The train will stop or slow down at

various scenic points along the way

for photos where you can disembark

and stretch your legs and enjoy the

best of beauty, peace and quiet that

nature has to offer. Stand on the

open air platforms while the train

moves or enjoy a quiet drink and

food while our train manager tells

the story of the nature and history

of the area in an entertaining and

informative live commentary.

This is an all weather trip that will suit

individuals, families or groups alike!

Daily departures year round.

I HAERE MAI

VISIT THE HOCKEN COLLECTIONS

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Nationally Significant

Research Collections of

Archives, Ari, Ephemera,

Maps, Music, Photographs

and Publications focussing

on Aotearoa New Zealand,

the Pacific and Antarctica

HOCKEN

Uare Taoka o Hakena

DARE TAOKA O HAKENA

Free tours every Wednesday

at 11am & 2pm, 10 per tour,

bookings not required

Exhibition Gallery with a

changing programme of

4 - 6 shows a year

Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

(closed Sundays and public holidays and

between 22 December-2 January inclusive)

For further information

see otago.ac.nz/hocken

phone +64 3 479 8868

90 Anzac Ave

Dunedin

Image: Russell Clark, 1905-1966,

Cabbage trees, c. 1953, oll on canvas:

1290 x 787mm, 19,717, Hocken

Collectlons, Uare Taoka o Hiikena,

University of otago

Two of the world’s great train trips

All aboard TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY,

a spectacular half-day train journey from

Dunedin into the rugged Taieri River

Gorge and return.

THE SEASIDER takes you north

from Dunedin on the breathtaking

Pacific Coastal main trunk line. An

amazing 90 minute trip.

WORLD CLASS TRAIN TRIPS

www.dunedinrailways.co.nz | phone 03-477-4449 | bookings@dunedinrailways.co.nz


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DUNEDIN

CRUISING ON THE

OTAGO HARBOUR

Sails the seas around Taiaroa Head,

by experiencing one of Dunedin’s

Monarch Cruises. You may not be

able to soar like an albatross, but

this cruise will help get you close

to the real thing! Enjoy the best that

the Otago Peninsula has to offer with

this multi award winning tourism

excursion.

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

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 the company’s email

monarch@wildlife.co.nz or website

www.wildlife.co.nz

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

WORLD CLASS STATELY

HOME

Larnach Castle is undoubtedly one

of New Zealand’s finest historic

homes and in 2017 this property was

endorsed by Heritage New Zealand

as a ‘Landmark Property’. Not only is

this title a testament to the wealth of

its builder, but to the current owners

who have restored and revitalised it

for the benefit 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

finest materials were imported to befit

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 finally came to

an end when the Barker family

purchased it in 1967 and painstakingly

restored and developed it to its

ROYAL ALBATROSS

CENTRE

present condition. As well as its

magnificent Victorian interior,

resplendent with architectural

details, elaborate fittings and antique

furniture, 35 acres of garden have

been re-developed into “Garden of

International Significance” status.

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 unparalleled

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, pentaquin pit and a gift shop for

castle themed mementoes to take

home.

Email info@larnachcastle.co.nz

www.larnachcastle.co.nz

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.

Led by knowledgeable guides, 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.

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.

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.

For more information visit - www.

albatross.org.nz

DON’T

MISS

Email: info@larnachcastle.co.nz

www.larnachcastle.co.nz

Dunedin NZ

03 478 0499

albatross.org.nz

World’s only mainland

Royal Albatross breeding colony


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

EMERSON’ S BREWERY &

TAPROOM

“Over the past 25 years we have

been searching for the elusive

Holy Ale, now Emerson’s has a new

spiritual home to pursue our quest.”

Emerson’s is all about sharing

and having fun, so get a

group together or join

one of their 60 minute

guided tours through

our 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.

There will be a chance to get your

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

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, Dunedin or

visit www.emersons.co.nz

OLVESTON HISTORIC

HOME

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.

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.

Visiting Olveston is by guided tour

only. 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.

BLUE PENGUINS

PUKEKURA

Everyone loves penguins! Discover

Korora, Little Blue Penguins, the

world’s smallest penguins in their

natural habitat on the picturesque

Otago Peninsula and see them

scurry home to their cliff side

burrows at the end of the day. A

purpose-built observation platform

and boardwalk at the beach provide

the most natural way to view the little

penguins without disturbing them.

Blue Penguins Pukekura is operated

as a conservation kaitiakitanga

partnership between the Royal

Albatross Centre, the Otago

Peninsula Trust and the 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.

DUNEDIN

Discover korora...

the worlds smallest

penguin... scurrying home

each night in their natural

environment

www.bluepenguins.co.nz

BrEWErY

TOUr

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Tours begin every evening at dusk

from the Royal Albatross Centre and

last for approximately 75 minutes.

There is a Café and Souvenir

Shop on site. Reservations are

recommended as the tour fills fast.

For more information please visit

www.bluepenguins.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


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CLYDE

DUNSTAN HOUSE

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

TIME TO CHECKOUT

CENTRAL OTAGO

Located in the historic township of

Clyde, Dunstan House is an iconic

building offering boutique bed and

breakfast accommodation amid

heritage precinct architecture and

ambience.

With its origins in 1865 during the

height of the Otago gold rush, the

existing building was constructed

in 1898. Fully restored, earthquake

strengthened and modernised, it

retains its historic charm.

Guests are treated to elegant

rooms, each with individual décor

and modern facilities that retain

the historic feel, including those

ANTIQUE LODGE

No matter what the season, you’ll

find a warm welcome at the Antique

Lodge Motel where hosts Heidi

and Guenther provide affordable

accommodation reviewed on

Trip Advisor as “clean, spacious

and homely”. This quaint motel

offers affordable self-catering

accommodation ranging from

superior to standard and family

to single bedroom units. Situated

within the historic precinct, the motel

is just a short stroll from a variety

• 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

deep claw-foot baths for a relaxing

soak. These are complemented by

authentic architectural features that

include the original ceilings and wall

panelling, the elegant handmade

wooden kauri staircase and thick

stone wallsThe proud owners,

Meredith and Ian Kerrisk and their

family, are your hosts. They maintain

a discreet presence while ensuring

a relaxed “home away from home”

atmosphere.

Dunstan House hosts guests from all

over the world and throughout New

Zealand and has a proud history of

providing a memorable and unique

experience.

of eateries and other businesses.

Let Antique Lodge Motel serve as

a great base from which you can

explore all the wonders that Central

Otago has to offer.

All units have fully equipped

kitchens, flat screen TV, Sky, free

Wi-Fi, on-site parking and there are

large central heating radiators for

cosy warmth in the winter. In summer

the free gas BBQ and trampoline

are popular amenities after a day of

cycling, sight-seeing or wine tasting.

Your all seasons

holiday stay!

OPENING the door on the fantastic

cycle trails of Central Otago to the

many visitors to the area, as well

as locals who have a hankering to

explore the varied and intriguing

landscapes on their doorstep, is the

Clyde-based business Bike It Now!

Bike It Now! offers everything from

half-day bike hire to a range of

tour packages, either self-guided

or supported, from one to nine

days in duration. It also operates

an independent bike shop retailing

well-recognised Scott, Trek, Merida

and Avanti brands and a great range

of accessories and clothing, all

combined with a full workshop for

getting ‘‘little issues’’ sorted.

Electric bikes are presently taking the

cycling industry by storm and Bike It

Now! is at the forefront of the E-Bike

revolution, having retailed and rented

them out since November 2013.

“That’s quite mind-blowing for a little

shop in Clyde which has a population

of 1000 people,” says Fletch. “It shows

it’s not about where you are, but

how you do it, and we’re becoming

known as the place to go not only for

E-Bikes but for anything to do with

bikes whether it be sales, hiring bikes,

bike repairs or planning cycle tours.”

Fletch says E-Bikes complement

traditional bikes attracting many

new people into cycling, especially

effecting the social side of it –cyclist’s

of all levels can now ride together.

“The market for E-Bikes is huge -

maybe older people looking for a

bit of exercise or young families who

want to explore our cycle trails –

whatever, the E-Bikes mean they can

do longer rides.” Our E-Bike motto is

“RIDE MORE, RIDE FURTHER, ENJOY”

Options to consider over the summer

holidays are the One-Day Wonder

rides they offer on either the Otago

Central Rail Trail or the Roxburgh

Gorge Trail. “Auripo to Clyde is one

of the most spectacular sections

of the OCRT, taking in the railway

viaducts and tunnels of the Poolburn

Gorge,’’ says co-owner Duncan. The

Roxburgh Gorge, incidentally, has

been called “New Zealand’s Grand

Canyon”. If you have 2 days how

about the Wedderburn to Clyde

“Fantastic” ride on the Otago Central

Rail Trail – enjoy a bottle of Pinot and

a pre-dinner platter – complements

of Lauder School BnB and Bike It

Now!

Bike It Now! provides its customers

with the personal touch and it is

always “all about you!”

Duncan, with Fletch and Lisa, are the

‘‘hands-on’’ owners of Bike It Now!

You can guarantee meeting them

and the Bike It Now! team over the

summer and they all will ensure your

cycling needs are meet. Bike It Now!

is located directly behind Olivers on

Holloway Street in the Historic Clyde

Precinct.

For further information call 0800

245-366, email info@bikeitnow.co.nz

or visit the website www.bikeitnow.

co.nz , checkout their facebook

page bikeitnow or instagram

bikeitnowclydenz

Clyde - Central Otago

This beautifully restored 1899 Heritage Hotel on main street historic

Clyde offers a unique boutique bed and breakfast experience.

Stay at Dunstan House in the comfort and elegance of yesteryear and discover Clyde’s hidden

treasures, the wineries, restaurants and galleries all set amid a rich gold mining history.

Offering boutique accommodation set in the Heritage Precinct of Clyde,

guests will find our rooms offer authentic elegant turn-of-the-century style.

Ride the trails in summer, ski the slopes in winter, or just enjoy that special getaway.

Central Heating • WIFI • Guest Lounge • Part of the Heritage Precinct

29 Sunderland Street, Clyde Ph 449-2295

info@dunstanhouse.co.nz | www.dunstanhouse.co.nz

Your hosts: Meredith and Ian Kerrisk

“Sensational Service”

Muzza_W23 Trip Advisor

“Couldn’t Ask for More”

Hamish 2018

“Freedom machines

and all the thinking

done for you!”

roserandom Trip Advisor

• 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


southern holiday destinations

A WArM AlexAndrA

WelCOMe

ObjeCts Of Art

AlexAndrA

CrOMWell

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Alexandra Holiday Park offers,

not only a safe haven and warm

welcome but an exceptional

discovery experience. Photo

opportunities all year round in our

landscape – with hot dry summers,

beautiful leaf colourings in autumn,

frosts in winter and the burst of life

including blossom in spring.

There is a varied selection of

accommodation to suit all budgets

including: 17 self-contained units

sleeping 2 to 9 people, depending

on the unit; plus 2 and 4 berth

standard cabins and 300 Campsites

for camper vans, caravans and tents;

with the Matti and the Complex

catering for larger groups from 16 to

29.

Clean and comfortable facilities

are complemented by a TV room,

internet access, play area, laundry

and even an ablution block that’s

centrally heated in winter!

Located close to the Otago Rail Trail,

Aquatic Centre and golf course,

Alexandra Holiday Park is also an

ideal base to enjoy fishing, walking,

mountain biking, 4WD off-roading,

plus skating and curling in winter,

as well as the renowned vineyards,

wineries, cafes and restaurants of the

district.

Hour Place (Alexandra Holiday Park)

being approximately an hour drive

to/from Wanaka, Queenstown, Lake

Hawea, Naseby, Ranfurly and St

Bathans makes it a great place to

stay any time of the year.

Ph 03 448 8297 or email info@ahp.nz

or visit www.ahp.nz

Les Riddell is a craftsman jeweller

whose Objects of Art showroom

and workshop is located in an

historic store within the Cromwell

Heritage Precinct. He specialises in

the creation of innovative personal

jewellery and uniquely artistic

implements using a variety of

materials and also runs jewellery

workshops from time to time.

All commissioned works are

handcrafted on site to the customers’

individual specifications. As well as

using fine metals including gold,

silver, copper, platinum, bronze

OCtA GAllery

and brass with the finest diamonds,

pearls and other gemstones, creative

designs may also incorporate bone,

wood, steel, ivory, stone, titanium

and even plastic.

As well as crafting bespoke

jewellery, your old jewellery can be

re-designed and recycled into new

items with contemporary appeal.

Whether it is jewellery, sculpture, art

work, or objects with an innovative

practical purpose, Objects of Art can

custom make your one-off special

request. For further information visit

www.objects-of-art.co.nz

seQUOIA fIneWAres,

CrOMWell HerItAGe

PreCInCt

Housed among the heritage

buildings of Old Cromwell Town,

Sequoia finewares is a unique

shopping experience. With a

beautiful outlook over Lake Dunstan

and the hills beyond, the store is

brimming with ideas for your home

and gifts.

Jan has selected old-fashioned

wooden toys, books, furniture,

homeware by quality designers

including CC Interiors, French

Country Collections, Citta, Robert

Gordon and Mulberri, fun greeting

cards and a wonderful collection of

designer fabrics. You will find local

influences too, including merino

wear, jewellery, cards and fabulous

hand-printed linen and scarves – a

wonderful way to remember your

visit to this dynamic Central Otago

landscape.

Browse your way into the back room,

and you’ll be surprised by pre-loved

designer wear for women. Revitalise

your wardrobe with the thoughtful

selection of dresses, tops, jeans and

accessories at great prices.

The Old Cromwell Town precinct

houses buildings that reflect the

town’s gold mining and pioneering

past, and the jetty provides a

convenient entry point for visiting

boats. Admission to the precinct is

free. Sequoia finewares is a treasure

trove of quality décor and exciting

discoveries, so our advice is to send

the family off to explore the heritage

buildings, the stables and the ducks

on Lake Dunstan, while you relax

and explore at your leisure, and then

join them at one of the precinct’s

excellent cafes.

Located within the Cromwell

Heritage Precinct, OCTA provides

a living gallery space to showcase

limited edition original prints

and an eclectic mix of works of

art by recognised Nation and

International artists.

The gallery’s directors, Gail and

Chris de Jong, moved to Central

Otago after successful careers

in secondary and tertiary art

education. In opening the gallery,

they bring their own knowledge

and enthusiasm to the venture. Gail

continues her career as a painter

and Chris, although now retired

can be prevailed upon to run

printmaking workshops on request!

As part of the ever-changing

display at OCTA you will find works

by Chagall, Matisse, Braque, Atoni

Tapies and others alongside well

known New Zealand artists like

Ralph Hotere, Pat Hanly, Marilynn

Webb, Nigel Brown, Kathryn Madill,

Olav Nielson, Michel Tuffery, Kelvin

Mann, Inge Doesburg, Jo Ogier, Jim

Cooper, “Blue Black” and Suzanne

Butson.

As well as selected prints

sculptures and ceramic pieces,

you will also find unusual art

objects and books of historical

interest. OCTA Gallery and

Workshop is located at 71 Melmore

Terrace in Cromwell’s Historic

Precinct and welcomes visitors

daily from 10am-4pm. www.

cromwellheritageprecinct.co.nz

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.

Phone 027 231 7503 | Email octa@artlover.com

ALEXANDRA

HOLIDAY PARK

44 Manuherikia Rd, Alexandra

Ph: (03) 448 8297

A treasure trove of:

Homeware | Gifts | Toys

Designer pre-loved clothes

Objects Of Art Ltd

Specialising in custom made

jewellery and art objects from

new and recycled materials

info@ahp.nz www.ahp.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”

• • •

Open every day 10am till 4pm

Cromwell Heritage Precinct

Ph. 03 445 1387

gailsequoiafinewares@gmail.com

71 Melmore Tce

Unit 4A Cromwell Historic Precinct

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

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CROMWELL

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.

Evolving from an idea in the mid

eighties, this 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

HULLABALOO ART

SPACE

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.

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 first few years, 10

trophies, numerous gold medals, 5

star ratings, and praise from wine

writers worldwide.

Jointly owned by Steve and Thea

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.

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

THE WOOING TREE

VINEYARD

The Central Otago location gives a

perfect mix of sub regional climates

and optimum heat degree-days and

the aim was to produce a pinot noir

with rich and intense fruit flavours

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 childfriendly

environment with a sandpit

and slide.

Functions and weddings are by

appointment and the Cellar Door is

open 7 days Summer 10am-5pm,

Winter 11am-4pm, and in winter for

tastings and sales only.

RIVER ROCK ESTATE

Hullabaloo Art Space is a

contemporary art gallery located

at 15 Melmore Terrace overlooking

Lake Dunstan in Cromwell’s Heritage

Precinct. Run by a collective of 15

established artists, together they

present an impressive, professional

gallery viewing and a must see for all

art lovers.

The strength of Hullabaloo is its

changing variety of art work by all its

members as well as solo exhibitions

that revolve every three weeks. The

gallery is also run and staffed by the

artists themselves, thus providing

visitors with the unique experience

of talking directly with artists about

their work as well as that of others in

the collective.

Member artists :

Luke Anthony, Sculptor

Ro Bradshaw, Painter, Mixed Media

Gail de Jong, Painter

Lorraine Higgins, Painter

Rachel Hirabayashi, Painter, Sculptor

Annemarie Hope-Cross,

Photographer

Jillian Porteous, Painter, Ceramicist

Andi Regan, Sculptor

Sue Rutherford, Ceramicist

Eric Schusser, Photographer

Kay Turner, Jeweller

Nigel Wilson, Painter

Lynne Wilson, Ceramicist

Megan Huffadine, Sculptor

The gallery is open daily from 10am-

4pm.

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,

Chardonnay-style Pinot Gris, Two

Together, Pinot Noir, Naked Pinot,

Rose and Sauvignon Blanc wines

and is also home to Tommy Cooper

Port.

The cellar door is housed in a

picturesque barn and offers tastings,

sales and wine merchandise. It

is open daily from 11am-9pm in

summer and 11am -5pm during the

winter months.

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, recently

added 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

hullabaloo

art space

wine tastings • sales • lUnCHes • FUnCtions • weddings

Contemporary

artists collective

showcasing a variety

of creative disciplines

Visit us at

Cromwell

Heritage Precinct

Central Otago

027 600 7106

www.hullabalooart.co.nz

info@hullabalooart.co.nz

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 Summer 10am – 5pm

Winter 11am – 4pm (winter tasting and sales only)

Boutique Vineyard & Winery

Vineyard Accommodation

Cellar Door

Wine Tastings & Sales

Open 7 Days Winter 11am - 5pm

Summer 10am - 9pm

1 Shortcut Road, Cromwell.

Ph 021 270 5518


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

CROMWELL

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CENTRAL

GOLD MOTEL

CROMWELL

TOWN AND

COUNTRY CLUB

On the shores of the Kawarau arm of

Lake Dunstan is this inviting purpose

built club. They provide a relaxed

friendly atmosphere for members

and guests alike to enjoy great

company, great facilities & great

service.

Play pool or darts, try your luck on

our 11 gaming machines, share the

excitement of Sky TV sports events

with friends and family or enjoy our

Central Otago weather & outstanding

lake views from our deck.

Printers Bay at the Club Bistro, where

home cooked, light, main meals and

desserts are an excellent value for

the money.

Kids are well catered for with their

own specific menu offering all of their

favourites and your kids will enjoy a

designation environment with small

kid’s room, large blackboards and an

outside playground.

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?

The Cromwell Town & Country Club welcome all

affiliated members and guests to our relaxed and

friendly club rooms with a million dollar view over

the Kawarau arm of Lake Dunstan. Our Members

Lounge is open Monday to Friday from 2pm and

Saturday and Sunday from 11am. Our restaurant is

open Thursday through Sunday from 5.30pm with

great home cooked tasty meals.

Cromwell Town & Country Club

Melmore Terrace, Cromwell

Ph: 03 445 1169

E: cromwelltc@xtra.co.nz

www.cromwelltownandcountryclub.co.nz

Asure Central Gold Motel is ideally

located in Cromwell and only a

100 metre walk to all the shops,

restaurants, golf, the town’s sports

complex and swimming pool.

Modern, spacious studio and one

bedroom units are well appointed


for guests’ comfort and enjoyment

including full kitchens, free Wi-

Fi, air conditioning and Sky TV. As

one of Cromwell’s newest motels,

the Central Gold Motel offers a

4 star plus accommodation at

an affordable price. Visit www.

centralgoldmotel.co.nz

CROMWELL

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CROMWELL /WANAKA

TAKE YOUR TIME

IN CROMWELL

Once only a place people travelled

through on their way somewhere

else, Cromwell has now blossomed

into a destination in its own right.

Outdoor adventures

Cromwell is a paradise for all things

outdoors. There, visitors will find

endless kilometres of cycling trails

as well as walking and tramping

routes to suit all fitness levels. The

clear waters of Lake Dunstan also

offer a variety of activities including

sailing, motorboating, paddling, and

swimming for those who are brave

enough! There is also plenty of shady

picnic spots along the shore if you

prefer to take things a little slower.

Award-winning wines

The Cromwell basin is home to

some of the world’s finest wines,

including award-winning Central

Otago Pinot Noirs. From September

onwards, most cellar doors are open

to welcome and enchant wine lovers

from all over. Many wineries also

offer dining options so visitors can

make a day of it.

A rich heritage

Those interested in the region’s rich

history can take a stroll down to the

Heritage Precinct where some of the

town’s original buildings now act as

living museums, housing delightful

artisan shops, eateries, galleries, and

more. The Heritage Precinct plays

host to the Cromwell Farmers Market

every Sunday between Labour Day

and Easter.

Centrally located

Cromwell offers an ideal base from

which to explore the rest of Central

Otago, allowing easy day trips to

Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka,

and the historic Clyde. In early spring

visitors can still get their ski-fix at any

of the five ski fields within driving

distance from Cromwell.

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 Mount Wahu,

go fishing or take a scenic cruise

for spectacular views back to the

township.

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.

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 and activities 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. 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

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

WANAKA FOR ALL

SEASONS

2 fighter planes in the Southern

Hemisphere.

Wonderful proximity to the lake and

mountains also offers adventure

activities such as heli biking,

white water rafting and sledging,

parasailing, jet boating, yachting,

water skiing, horse treks, quad biking

and 4WD safaris. In winter Wanaka is

wonderland for snow sports. Within

easy reach of Cardrona, Treble Cone

and Snowpark, you can slide, glide,

snowboard, slalom, go cross country

or freestyle by day and be back

in Wanaka for evening dining and

winding down.

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

or dinner and watch the breathtaking

sunset against a backdrop of lake and

mountains whatever the season or the

reason.

THE WORLD OF DEER –

IS NOW OPEN!

A fantastic new tourist attraction has just opened

its doors in beautiful Wanaka.

The World of Deer Museum & Specialty Shop is

a definite must see on your next visit to Wanaka

as it offers a unique and unrivalled collection of

international award-winning deer antlers from

around the world, as well as the opportunity to

learn about this most fascinating and majestic

animal.

Come and see former world record antlers for

weight, number of points, spread, and SCI and CIC

scores.

Deer have been a part of New Zealand’s history

since the 1850’s and in particular in our farming

scene since the 1970’s. The museum curators

have over 40 years’ experience in the deer

industry and are full of expertise and knowledge,

their aim is to ensure you leave with an insight into

the deer industry and deer that you didn’t have

before you arrived.

Of course, the World of Deer is not just about

antlers. Have a browse around the speciality shop

which stocks natural health remedies, through to

stunning antler carvings, jewellery and imported

German hunting knives.

You can find us next door to the Wanaka airport –

we’re open 7 days a week.

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SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

PUZZLING WORLD

NEARS 4 MILLION

WANAKA

MT ASPIRING HOLIDAY

PARK – BE CLOSE TO

NATURE

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The iconic Wanaka attraction that

most saw doomed to fail when it

opened will celebrate their 45th

birthday this year and are just days

away from welcoming their four

millionth customer.

“The Maze” as it was first named

was opened in 1973 when Stuart

and Jan Landsborough bought land

near Wanaka and built a single story

wooden maze on the property. Made

of

12, 000 wooden planks and 600

poles it took six weeks to construct

while both took leave from their jobs.

Admission was just 50 cents and

they welcomed 17,600 visitors in

their first year. Tourism was still in its

infancy and this was the first yearround

tourist attraction to operate

in the area. Stuart recalls many days

when no one came, “We called

those “no dollar days!”.

WANAKA HOTEL

Wanaka’s only Town Centre Hotel,

Wanaka Hotel occupies a prime site

with magnificent views of the lake

and foreshore. Welcoming locals

and visitors alike, this 3 Star hotel

offers a range of facilities including

accommodation, public bar, TAB,

pokies, two restaurants and café.

The café is open for breakfast, lunch

or coffee and cake, there is authentic

Mexican fare at Amigo’s or you can

treat yourself to the Bullock Bar’s

He expanded the maze in 1983

adding over-bridges (and thus a third

dimension) making it the world’s first

of its kind. He then created 25 other

mazes around the world and opened

“Illusions” shops in downtown

Wanaka and Queenstown. These

ventures along with the growing

success of what was renamed

“Puzzling World” in 1993 have

allowed the business to expand its

offering, with its large Puzzle Centre,

Illusion Rooms, Tumbling Towers

and the Leaning Tower of Wanaka

following over the next twenty years.

Stuart stepped down from the

business in 2004, entrusting his

youngest daughter Heidi and her

husband Duncan to continue a

tradition of innovation, development,

growth and community involvement.

Welcome to Wanaka’s Wonderful

World of Weirdness!

Steakhouse menu. Accommodation

is comfortable and affordable with

double, twin and triple rooms all with

ensuite facilities.

The location is brilliant for lakeside

activities in summer and convenient

for getting to other attractions like

Puzzling World, Wanaka Museum.

You are also in the heart of the

shopping precinct. Renowned for its

relaxed atmosphere, Wanaka Hotel is

the place to stay this summer!

Mt Aspiring Holiday Park in Wanaka

is located on the edge of town with

a serene outlook of the surrounding

hills and a view of the lake from the

powered sites. They have a variety

of accommodation and sites

spread across 10 acres of

restful parklike grounds,

which will offer a bed

for every budget.

Across the park they

have unpowered

grass tent sites,

powered caravan/

campervan/tent

sites that are grass

or half grass/half

shingle.

Accommodation consists

of self-contained units

with beds fully made up and a

kitchenette and ensuite, that can

sleep from 2 up to 7. The basic

cabins can sleep up to 5 with a

shared bathroom/kitchen facility.

Families enjoy the variety of

facilities they offer including bike

hire, swimming pool, spa pool,

playground and trampolines, as

MT ASPIRING

HOLIDAY PARK

well as a large grass play area. It is

a lovely walk into town along the

lakeside where you will find a variety

of shops, bars and a huge selection

of eateries.

Our park is the ideal base

to enjoy the many

recreational and

sporting activities

that Wanaka has

to offer of outdoor

activities in the

hot and dry Otago

summers, including

tramping, lake

cruises, skydiving, as

well as superb skiing

choices in the winter.

The jewel at the heart of the

region is Mt Aspiring National

Park, where you can hike, jet boat or

even take a helicopter ride to see our

stunning glaciers.

Take time to explore our spectacular

piece of paradise – it will seduce you

with its beauty and urge you to stay

longer. We look forward to having

you stay with us soon.

217 Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka 9305, NZ

P. 03-443 7360 Reservations 0508 926 252 (within NZ)

www.mtaspiringholidaypark.co.nz

• 10 acres of

restful park like

surroundings

• Tent sites -

powered and

unpowered

• Self contained

units - sleeps 2-7

• Basic cabins

- sleep 5

• Communal

Bathroom &

Kitchen

• Swimming pool,

spa, playground &

trampoline

• Easy walk to town

WAnAkA’S only

toWn centre hotel

- enjoy spectacular lake and mountain views

71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka - Ph 0800 473 288

www.wanakahotel.co.nz

TEST YOUR

BRAIN

at Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness

www.puzzlingworld.co.nz

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SOUTHLAND

southern holiday destinations

EXPLORE THE MAGIC

OF SOUTHLAND

Looking for something

different at budget

prices?

We 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

Southland’s unmatched beauty

provides a natural playground – no

matter what your passion. New

Zealand’s ultimate outdoor destination

offers engaging scenery of lush

rainforests, fertile farmlands and

sweeping coastlines.

Savour the South

With some of the world’s best fare

produced within the region, Southland

serves up an eclectic mix of dining

experiences; succulent seafood

including world famous Bluff Oysters,

farm-fresh vegetables, prime cuts

of meat and renowned cheese rolls

- all dished up with a good dash of

Southern hospitality.

New Zealand’s Garage

It may appear Invercargill is obsessed

with anything that has wheels. Visit

Bill Richardson Transport World, which

holds the largest private collection

of its type in the world, or see the

illustrious display of motorcycles at

Classic Motorcycle Mecca. Check

out Invercargill’s motorcycle legend

of speed, Burt Munro, at E. Hayes

and Sons Motorworks. Have a go on

an excavator at Dig This Invercargill,

New Zealand’s first and only heavy

equipment playground.

Water Adventures

Southland is a region shaped by

water. Cruise alongside Albatross and

catch your own Blue Cod at Stewart

Island. Speed across Lake Hauroko,

New Zealand’s deepest lake, and

then down the Wairaurahiri River in an

exhilarating jet boat ride. Come face

to face with the largest predator of the

seas when you cage dive with Great

White Sharks.

Wilderness and Wildlife

The region is an absolute ‘must do’

for anyone who is passionate about

the natural world and authentic

encounters. This wild coast is home

to an array of marine life including

sea lions, Hector’s Dolphins and the

distinctive Hoiho, the Yellow-Eyed

Penguin. On Stewart Island take a

once in a lifetime opportunity to spot

the rare kiwi bird in its natural habitat.

Aurora Australis

During the winter months Southland is

the perfect place to catch a glimpse of

the Aurora Australis. Also known as the

Southern Lights The Catlins and Bluff

are the best place to view this natural

phenomenon.

Find out more about Southland at:

southlandnz.com

Plan your Southland escape today

Don’t Wait!

MANAPOURI ACCOMMODATION

WITH VIEWS

The Manapouri Motels and

Holiday Park have been run by the

Nicholsons ever since they arrived

from the USA in 1970, discovered the

beauty of Fiordland and never left!

Forty years later they continue to

provide a welcoming haven for

travellers from near and far, offering

clean comfortable accommodation

options and a wealth of knowledge

about New Zealand’s World Heritage

wilderness.

With wonderful views of Lake

Manapouri, visitors can choose from

motels, cabins or camping sites. The

10 motel units have self catering

facilities and range from studio units

for two persons to a three bedroom

house known as the “Green Crib.”

There are also 18 “cabins with

character” for more budget

conscious travellers. Each cabin is

quirkily different, 5 include basic

kitchen facilities while the remainder

use the well equipped on-site

communal kitchen and shower/

toilet facilities. For campers there are

powered or non-powered sites which

are beautifully situated to enjoy lake

views or a tranquil sheltered location

among the trees.

The Manapouri Motels and Holiday

Park is located close to Manapouri’s

restaurants and pub as well as

local walking tracks, lake based

recreational activities and a variety of

excursions to Fiordland’s unspoiled

environment and wildlife.

For further information visit www.

manapourimotels.co.nz

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