Southern Destinations: April 04, 2019

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Southern

holiday

destinations

go south - relax - Wine & dine - discover - exPlore

geraldine - Pleasant Point - timaru

Waimate - Waitaki - oamaru - tekaPo - ohau

moeraki - dunedin - alexandra - clyde - cromWell

central otago Wineries - Wanaka - southland

autumn - winter


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GERALDINE

southern holiday destinations

Modern lifeStyle living in geraldine

Single Assisted Care

Unit

2019 has started with a bang! McKenzie Lifestyle Village

in Geraldine welcomes the start of stage 8. Offering

Assisted Care Units central to the leisure centre,

Independent Living in either Single or Double Units. This

will allow those wishing to have discreet help on hand

whilst retain an independent lifestyle. The handy location

will allow full access to all the facilities and activities

the village calendar offers. We hope August will see us

welcome the first residents to this lovely facility.

Some 113 Independent villas make up our modern

development anything from 2 bedrooms with Single

Garage to a larger 3 bedrooms, master ensuite and

Double Garage. The hub of village life in the Leisure

Centre offers everything from Indoor Swimming Pool /

Spa, gymnasium, Hair Salon, Treatment Room (Podiatrist

/ Massage Therapist), Craft Room, Lounge and a wellstocked

library of some 2,000 books and dvds. Outside

take 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

the activities calendar boasts monthly events from

concerts, lunch outings, shopping Trips and Qigong to

name just a few.

Geraldine is a great little town with a big heart - welcoming

all. Nestled among the foothills of the Southern Alps where

people still greet one another by name and popping to the

supermarket for a pint of milk often becomes a social outing

in its own right. The town has a long proud diverse history and

being along the gateway to the southern lakes and Mt Cook/

Aoraki, your friends and family will be visiting regularly!

To see if McKenzie Lifestyle Village is right for you, pop in or

call Hayley Grant on 0800 845524 / 027 6938340

Double Assisted Care

Unit

Single Assisted Care Unit

with sunroom

Available villas Make 2019 your fresh start - call to view today!

WOODBURY - 143m 2

2 bedrooms + study, seperate second toilet, underfloor heating, double

garage, north facing, spacious open bright location.

BelfielD Villa - 108m 2

2 bedrooms, fully refurbished, spacious living, modern kitchen,

single car garage, north facing to soak up the sun.

33 CONNOLLY STREET, GERALDINE 7930

FREEPHONE. 0800 845 524 LANDLINE. 03 693 8340

WEBSITE mlv.org.nz

ACCREDITED VILLAGE OF THE RVA


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GERALDINE

3

Be Creative

at Pin tin

Step inside this wonderful

store and you will be warmly

greeted by Lisa and Rhona.

Once inside you will be able

to browse around the wellstocked

shelves where you

will find a fantastic selection

of patchwork fabrics from

designers and collections

across the globe including

our very own “Kiwiana” range

which is inspired by native

and iconic New Zealand

scenery and wildlife as well

as view the numerous quilts

around the shop all made

locally.

They carry a selection of

patterns, yarns and supplies

for knitting and crochet,

patterns and supplies for

patchwork and dressmaking,

general haberdashery and

hosiery. They also stock

Pfaff and Brother sewing

machines and supplies.

Stop by this fun and creative

Timaru location. 03 936 1122

freSHCHoiCe geraldine

tHe loCalS favoUrite

SUPerMarket

Patterns available for above quilts.

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FreshChoice Geraldine supermarket is a locally

owned and operated full service supermarket

in the heart of Geraldine. Located on Peel

Street they are open daily from 7am-8pm

daily. FreshChoice in Geraldine is convenient

for all your grocery needs 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

rUral dog

aCCoMModationS

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

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.

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

Treasure Trove!!

Jam packed full of

wonderful fabrics and

yarns, tools, gadgets

and sewing supplies

and much more for all

of your crafting needs.

We exercise all

dogs in fully

secure, fenced

paddocks

Your

local

Food Specialist

Class List for 2019

now available.

9 Talbot Street, Geraldine

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

Ph 03 693 1122

208 Woodbury Road • Geraldine

Ph: 03-693 9929 • Mob: 021 076 4534

Email kbarb@xtra.co.nz

geraldine

Peel Street, Geraldine.

Open 7am – 8pm, 7 days.

Phone 03 693 8529.

Owned and

operated

by locals

fcgshdMar19


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GERALDINE & PLEAsANt PoINt

southern holiday destinations

Berry Barn

Bakery & Café

a WarM WelCoMe

at geraldine MotelS

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

Pastries, pastries and more

pastries await you at the

Berry Barn, Bakery & Café.

Filled rolls, pies, hot food,

slices, sweet treats and

coffee, tea and other

beverage selects, showcase

kiwi baking at its finest. Enjoy

the enchanting atmosphere

choosing between their

indoor or outdoor settings.

They cater for tour coaches,

travelling visitors and the

local community providing

them with a delectable

pastry culinary experience.

Stop by when you’re in

Geraldine at 76 Talbot Street,

they are open 7 days a week

from 7AM – 4PM. Pastry

never taste so good. Ph: 03

693 9900

tHe CHarM of PleaSant

Point

Berry Barn

Bakery & Cafe

berry barn

bakery & cafe

open 7am - 4pm

76 Talbot Street, Geraldine

03 693 9900

Geraldine

MOTELS

open 7 dayS 7am - 4pm

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

Pleasant Point has a reputation for

taxidermy, blacksmithing, glassblowing

and Maori rock art. Vineyards landscape

the area, while two rivers, the Opihi

and the TeNgawai meet just north of

town which showcase the personality

of Pleasant Point. Early on the township

was recognised as a centre for buying

and selling stock.

Experience the charm of Pleasant Point

known for its hospitality.

85 Main Road, Pleasant Point,

South Canterbury

P: 03 614 7737

W: www.orourketaxidermists.co.nz

E: enquiries@orourketaxidermists.co.nz


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PLEAsANt PoINt

5

Magnolia

Cottage –

CoMfort and

eleganCe in one

PleaSant Point WortH

tHe StoP over

When entering Magnolia

Cottage instantly feel at

home. The large lounge

invites you to kick off your

shoes and relax. During the

evenings there is a private

courtyard off the lounge

to enjoy a complimentary

wine while drinking in the

country sounds. With a

separate kitchenette you

can create your own meals

or visit a local town nearby

for dinner. The bedroom

has a comfortable queen

sized bed. Wake up

feeling refreshed in the

morning and wait for your

breakfast tray to arrive at

a time that suits you. With

books, DVDs, magazines

and games you will leave

Magnolia Cottage feeling

rested and rejuvenated.

Call for a booking 027455

2722

Well worth the time to make a side visit or as

a planned destination 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.

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.

ACCOMODATION 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.

oBSolete iron

MotorS & froCkS

and SHoCkS

Guys and Gals alike will find

something at either Obsolete Iron

Motors or Frocks and Shocks when

traveling to Pleasant Point. In need of

auto service?

Stop by Obsolete Iron Motors

to update your W.O.F, service,

mechanical repairs or dust off and

restore your old beauty. Find Classic,

Vintage, Retro Clothing, Jewellery,

Accessories or Gift ware as you

have fun browsing through all of the

hidden treasures. This is a novelty

location taking you back in time.

Obsolete Iron Motors – Frocks &

Shocks is a unique business, not to

go past, but to call in for a visit. 03

614 7437

MUSt StoP

for iCe CreaM

When traveling 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 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

Magnolia Cottage is a self contained one

bedroom cottage in a private setting just minutes

from Pleasant Point, South Canterbury. The

bedroom has a queen sized bed with linen and

bedding provided. The living/dining area has a

lounge suite with pull out bed to accommodate

an extra person. A private outdoor area with

BBQ plus continental breakfast provided. No

additional charges for linen and cleaning.

Magnolia Cottage

BED AND BREAKFAST

69 Keane Rd, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

027 455 2722 | pleasantpointcottage.co.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


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tImARu

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tHe Bike Barn

PreMier

aCCoMModation

in tiMarU

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.

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.

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

ALL CYCLING NEEDS

YOUR HOLIDAY

kidStUff

TIMARU’S BIGGEST

RANGE OF BIKES

FULL WORKSHOP

TIMARU

57 Sophia Street, opposite the library

Ph. 03 684 8900

> OPEN 7 DAYS

Kidstuff is a destination store

everyone with babies and children

should visit. They have a wide

range of products from basic baby

needs, to amazing gifts, books,

games, dress-ups, toys, dance and

gymnastics gear, and so much more.

Call in to check out their new winter

shoe and boot ranges as well as their

trendy clothing, including merino

wear and ski gear.

Kidstuff is one of the biggest

independent baby and children’s

speciality stores in New Zealand,

catering for ages from newborn to

pre-teens.

They have a fantastic, fun facebook

page that allows you to watch live

videos, to view the latest ranges in

store.

Search for Kidstuff Timaru, or visit

their website at www.kidstuff.net.nz

New Zealand’s

#1 Independent

Baby and Kids Store

Top toy brands and educational

toys, books, dress ups, clothing,

shoes, gifts, dancewear and so much

more! Come experience Kidstuff at

170 Stafford Street, Timaru.

Your Hosts Karen & Terry Wright

51 King Street, Timaru

03 688 3054

Freephone 0800 822 344

www.aspenonking.co.nz

Visit our Facebook page

or website -

www.kidstuff.net.nz

Phone 03 688 5152


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tImARu / WAImAtE

7

toP 10 in

tiMarU

WaiMate’S taMe

WallaBieS

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.

While visiting Waimate, you must visit the town’s famous

Tame Wallaby Park Sanctuary.

Gwen, the “Wallaby Lady” has dedicated 42 years to

hand raising and caring for orphan baby wallabies

through to adulthood, mostly brought to her by hunters.

This requires much commitment as they need constant

warmth and food.

Gwen loves them all as much today as she did when she

got her first one all those years ago. As visitors meander

among tame wallabies at their own pace, hand feeding

them special pellets, they are fascinated by the animal’s

gentle nature, thus allowing you hassle-free time to feel

at one with nature.

The park is located off the north end of 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. During the off season June 11th to 19th

September the park is open by appointment, weather

dependant or by chance! No EFTOS or credit facilities

are available.

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

tamewallabies

PanoraMa Motor lodge

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

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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WAImAtE/oAmARu

southern holiday destinations

Café

on QUeen

exPerienCe tHe

flavoUr

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

8am-4pm Monday to Friday and

9am-3.30pm Saturdays and Sundays,

so there is plenty of opportunity to

sample their 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.

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. 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.

We also stock a range of Dr

Hauschka Skin Care. You will find

products that are gluten-free, dairyfree

and refined sugar-free, as well

as paleo and vegan lines, while

the kitchen provides delicious raw

desserts, baking and savoury foods,

Brydone’s baristas will tempt you

with your choice of Underground

Coffee. Local residents and visitors

are warmly welcomed by our staff

at Brydone Wholefoods Store. Relax

and enjoy the warmth and peace in

our coffee lounge.

As well as offering a courier service

for out-of-town-folk, customers

can shop online and/or order one

of our Fruit & Vege 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

Save at SadlerS

ServiCe Station

As you enter Waimate from the north

you will come upon Sadlers Service

Station, a service station to not only

stop at and refuel, but a station

which offers takeaway food, tyres

and discounts.

Use your goody card to build

up points for food, a car wash or

beverages. All supermarket dockets

can be redeemed for a 6 cent petrol

discount including Zed and more.

Or 12 cents off at all Farmlands or

10 cents off Gold Cards. Savings is

the goal at Sadlers Service Station,

where service is great and every

penny counts.

When PaSSing thRough Waimate viSit

one of the beSt bakeRieS in nZ

breakfast and lunch available

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

Tyre Repairs

Fill up

your gas

bottles

SadleR’S SeRvice STaTion

19 Queen Street, Waimate

03 689 7303 / 027 211 3813

Open 7 days Mon - Fri 6am- 9pm

Sat 7am - 9pm Sun 7am -8pm

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

Like us on Facebook

6km south of Oamaru on State Highway 1

(just past Totara School)

BRYDONE

WHOLEFOODS

STORE


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oAmARu

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Brydone Hotel nortHStar

Motel

Designed in 1881 by Forrester and

Lemon, the magnificent Oamaru

stone building has been welcoming

guests for over 130 years. Today they

proudly continue their tradition of

exceptional style and hospitality,

right in the heart of Oamaru.

Their award-winning cuisine is

available from early breakfast to

late night dinners, and everything

in between. From the smallest of

get-togethers to the largest of

conferences, their locally sourced

cuisine caters to all.

Boasting two on-site bars, guests

can mingle at The Brydone in the

main street of Oamaru or watch the

big game at the Pacific Ocean-facing

Sports Bar.

Located in the heart of Oamaru,

The Brydone is the perfect location

for your next adventure in ‘New

Zealand’s coolest town’. They are

a short walking distance from the

Victorian Precinct and the little blue

penguins, smack bang in the middle

of jaw-dropping scenery. Let yourself

be swept away in the magic of The

Brydone Hotel.

Located in the north of Oamaru,

Northstar offers modern

accommodation and delicious,

locally sourced cuisine in stylish

surrounds. Slumber in a super king

bed, and wander at your leisure to

the onsite restaurant where you can

feast on the best the Waitaki has to

offer.

Northstar’s motel units offer

affordably priced accommodation

with full kitchen facilities, a choice of

a super king bed or two king singles,

a Nespresso machine and modern

styling for the discerning traveler.

The complex is perfect for events,

parties and corporate functions. Their

friendly and experienced staff delight

in working with you to make your

event perfect. Only a short walk to

your accommodation after dining in

the restaurant or enjoy a quiet night

in with a bottle of Central Otago wine

from the on-site bottle store.

Sample the best of Oamaru while

you stay at Northstar - they are

located only a few minutes drive

from town and it’s a short 20 minute

drive to the burgeoning Waitaki

Valley wine region. Come back

and enjoy luxurious bedding after

a day’s adventuring, or perhaps sip

on a nightcap at their restaurant.

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oAmARu

southern holiday destinations

on toUr

WitH

CyCle

ventUreS

enHanCe Wool

Cycle Ventures is their leg of the

business which caters to the cyclist

on the Alps

2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Their team has

worked on the trail since its inception

and can guide you

through the minefield of logistics to

create a service to suit your needs.

The cycle shop is located in the

historic precinct of Oamaru and

provides all the services you would

expect from a local bike shop plus

cycle hire. Many people are using

ebikes to help them with their health

and fitness. They offer pedal assist

bikes which require a small amount

of effort and the bikes will flatten out

the hills making the ride more even.

It is the perfect chance to try one of

these bikes and cycle to Enfield or

ride a little further to the Rakis tunnel

and back, a round trip of 52km.

BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP • BIKE SALES

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES • BIKE HIRE

FOR THE ALPS 2 OCEAN RIDER:

TOURS. BIKE HIRE. CLEAN &

CHECK SERVICES. A2O MERCHANDISE.

WWW.CYCLEVENTURES.CO.NZ

If you are keen to ride a whole trail,

then treat yourself and come and

join one of their fully inclusive Alps

2 Ocean tours. These rides have

proven to be a real hit and provide

you with a stress-free way to ride

the entire trail. Cycle Ventures focus

on providing you with a quality

service and their attention to detail

make these trips a lifetime memory.

Their support van is always nearby

to help provide anything you need

and to cater for any logistical needs.

Whatever your cyclist needs are on

the A2O call in to Cycle Ventures.

To check out all of their tours, look

at their website www.cycleventures.

co.nz

Or give Cycle Ventures a call on 03

434 5010 / 021 894427

+64 21 894 427

VERTVENTURES@GMAIL.COM

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 patterns in-stores.

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

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 check them out on Facebook.

Laybys

welcome

125 Thames St, Oamaru

Tel: 03 434 2144 | Fax: 03 434 2145

Email: enhance.oamaru@gmail.com


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11

Waitaki CoUntry

BeaUty Beyond

MeaSUre

oaMarU

Oamaru, a small but perfectly

formed kiwi town with coastal and

country charm is known for its mix of

wildlife and wacky; where else can

you … MAKE HISTORY, experiencing

life as a Victorian lady (or a

vagabond, we’re not judging) during

Victorian Heritage Celebrations from

13-17 November … Join participants

from around the globe celebrating

10 years of Steampunk in NZ by

blending SCIENCE and FICTION at

the Steampunk NZ Festival, 30-May

to 2 June.

Experience the night of MAGIC that

is the Fire and Steam Festival on 31

May. ENJOY music, LOVE live theatre

and an arts trail when local painters

throw open their studios as part of

the Waitaki Arts Festival 4-20 Oct.

This is the year to stop and stay

much more than a day; 2019 has

festival-fun GALORE in Oamaru,

so CIRCLE THE CALENDAR. Book

a romantic weekend, a family

get-together, a mini-break with a

difference, and while here, you’ll

see THE SKY’S THE LIMIT in the

south island’s only flight simulator.

Sample the region’s award-winning

wines (the reason they’re so good?

Because of the limestone bedrock

that sweetens the soil) and whiskies.

Eat some really great cheese, take a

saunter around the Cape, check out

the local cuties AND our little blue

penguins.

Waitaki, we love this place. Come

find out why.

Your journey between the Southern

Alps to Pacific Ocean will take

you through spectacular natural

landscapes, such as Clay Cliffs -

Omarama, Elephant Rocks and

Anitini - Duntroon, and Moeraki

Bolders on the beautiful Pacific

Highway. Vanished World Centre

in Duntroon, you’ll find exhibits,

fossils and insights into land formed

over millions of years. The Pacific

coastline offers long stretches of

sandy beaches, where wildlife such

as fur seals, penguins and sea birds

are abundant.

For activities in the natural

environment, try gliding in Omarama,

geo-copter flights, golfing, skiing at

Ohau, jet boating the Waitaki River,

cycle all (or parts) of the stunning

Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail, or hike the

scenic walking trails on offer.

Our cutest residents - the Little Blue

Penguins, are worth viewing coming

home to the Oamaru Blue Penguin

Colony at dusk - it’s a delight! Visit

Oamaru’s historic precinct for

shopping, Steampunk for a new

visual-art experience or stroll along

the enchanting small village port.

Oamaru’s Whitestone architecture

is grand, preserved as the best

example of a Victorian streetscape in

New Zealand.

Rich soils along the coast support

market-gardening while inland the

Waitaki/North Otago wines produce

superb Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris

varieties. New Zealand Whiskey

Company and craft beer breweries

located in Oamaru, when teamed up

with the famous Whitestone Cheese

are brilliant! Local award-winning

restaurants combine much of the

above, showcasing the incredible

food from our place – our Geogastronomy.

OMG OAMARU

4 - 20 October

WAITAKI ARTS

FESTIVAL

www.waitaki.govt.nz

where there’s so much to do!

Book a long weekend in Oamaru and soak up the culture of this vintage kiwi town.

With award-winning local whisky, craft beers, good coffee and fabulous food to

accompany a main course of festival fun, come join the celebrations!

circle the calendar•

30 May

- 2 June

STEAMPUNK NZ

FESTIVAL

31 May

FIRE & STEAM

NIGHT CARNIVAL

13-17

November

VICTORIAN

HERITAGE

CELEBRATIONS

Geo-sites


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southern holiday destinations

A TreAsure

Trove of fun

LAgondA

TeArooms

TrAdiTion

AT iTs finesT

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

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

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

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

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:

LAGONDA TEAROOMS

OAMARU

Lagonda Tearooms is one of those

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.

Arthur’s Antiques

showcases vintage lights,

china, jewellery, architectural

hardware plus much much

more...

P. 03 437 0053 or 027 434 2474

360 Thames Highway, Oamaru

arthursantiquesnz@gmail.com

be in

to win

Every time you

stay you go in

the monthly draw

to win a 4KHD

55” TV

Conditions apply

500a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400

Phone: 03 437 9040 or 0800 62 62 78

www.ascotmoteloamaru.co.nz

Email: stay@ascotmoteloamaru.co.nz

www.ascotmoteloamaru.co.nz

FAST FRESH FOOD

with value meals,

milkshakes, icecreams & drinks

Internet available

Open everyday over the

Easter period

Call in, relax and enjoy at

LAGONDA TEAROOMS

191 Thames Street, Oamaru

Phone: (03) 434 8716


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moERAkI

13

fleUrS PlaCe

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 growers, including

Fleurs personal garden.

Fleur lives by her commitment to

provide top quality fresh produce to

her customers as well as the rest of

the team, who contribute their garden

produce and herbs to Fleur’s fresh

produce inventories.

The Fleurs team members consist

of culinary experts from around the

world including countries such as

France, Korea, Sardinia, Ireland, the

Netherlands, Columbia and more.

They follow after Fleur herself who

originated from Germany and came to

the shores of New Zealand decades

ago.

Top off any meal, with one of the

menus delectable desserts made by

their master dessert chef, who make

desserts that melt in your mouth.

Fleurs has been named Cuisine

Magazines first and inaugural food

legend. Stop by Fleurs and select from

a menu which is a treat for food lovers

from all around New Zealand and the

world. Fleurs is a sought out ‘foody’

destination so bookings, especially in

the busy season are essential.

Phone: 03 439 4480

Moeraki

BoUlderS Café,

Bar & gift SHoP

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.

Fleurs Place

simple, fresh, naturally good food

Fish from the Moeraki fishing boats

• Bookings essential •

Phone 03 439 4480

facebook.com/fleursplace

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.

Moeraki Village

Holiday Park

• Moeraki Boulders

• Yellow-Eyed Penguin Colony

• Beautiful Views • Motel Units

• Tourist Flats • Cabins

• Caravan Sites • Tent Sites

114 Haven Street, Moeraki, North Otago

Phone/Fax 03 439-4759

moerakivillageholidaypark@xtra.co.nz

Some 60 million years ago, the

concretions we know as the Moeraki

Boulders started forming on the

ocean floor. Centuries of coastline

erosion have revealed a spectacular

view of these curiously large

spherical rocks.

Maori legend refers to the Moeraki

Boulders as the wreckage from a

large Waka (sailing canoe) and are

said to represent the fishing nets

and calabashes that were washed

ashore and then turned into stone.

The larger Moeraki Boulders are

as big as 3 metres in diameter and

weigh several tons whilst the smaller

boulders can resemble an over

inflated football.

With so much natural interest on

Koekohe Beach, (located between

Moeraki Village and Hampden), the

Moeraki Boulders Café, Bar and Gift

shop was built. With a pleasant walk

through regenerating native bush,

visitors can rest inside with a drink

The Moeraki Boulders

Cafe, Bar & Gift Shop

nestled directly above

the Famous Moeraki

Boulders

• Fresh Seafood Meals

• Quality Meals, Snacks &

Beverages served all day

• Gift Shop with extensive

range

• Free Wifi

• Feed the Alpaca and Deer

Direct on State Highway One

(76km North of Dunedin, 38km South of Oamaru)

www.moerakiboulders.co.nz

info@moerakiboulders.co.nz

or have a meal on the sunny deck

enjoying the magic coastal vista.

The Moeraki Boulders Cafe, Bar &

Gift Shop is open 7 days a week.

The Cafe & Bar and Gift Shop are

perched on top of the hill directly

above the famous landmark and are

shaped to look like large boulders.

The Cafe has seating capacity for 120

people inside and 40 outside on the

large deck overlooking the Boulders.

Large bi-folding doors open up

onto the deck which is popular on

a warm sunny day, while the café’s

large open fire provides cosy warmth

on a cold winters day. The facility is

designed to cater for large groups

as well as individuals and couples

looking for a bite to eat.

The Gift Shop located adjacent to

the Cafe has a wide variety of quality

stock for both locals and tourists

alike, including the beautiful Evolve

range of jewellery, clothing, giftware

and souvenirs


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southern holiday destinations

Lake

tekapO

cOttages

Lake Ohau LOdge –

experience the beauty

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

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

As you drive the 25 km road through golden farmland of

the valley, much is to be discovered round each bend.

When you take one last right hand curve, the valley

opens up to the turquoise blue of the glacier fed lake

and a stunning view of the Glen Mary Summit. Entering

the picturesque oasis, guests have many activities to

choose from at Lake Ohau Lodge. The ever changing

weather determines it all, and on the calmest of days the

guests will experience a sense of peace and tranquillity.

As you walk through the beech forest or along the edge

of the lake, the summit of Aoraki/Mt. Cook peaks over

the ridgeline of the Dobson Valley. With the reflection

off the water it is as if the mountains jet straight up out of

the Earth. By definition, Ohau means place of wind and

“Ohau” it can blow. The wind picks up the spray off the

lake waves giving the air a cooling freshness.

Enjoy the many mountain bike and walking options.

Being the half way point between Twizel and Omarama

on the Alps2Ocean cycle trail, Lake Ohau is perfect

place to refuel and stretch your legs. If you have arrived

to the Lodge by vehicle you can drive just 20 minutes

further along to the magical Temple Valley. There are

three different hiking options tailoring to all skill levels.

For a quick 1 hour return, the Ram Hill Lookout is for

you. If you are feeling a bit more daring take the North

Temple Track 5 hours return through the beech forest

and moss covered river banks which will open up into

a dramatic waterfall filled cirque. The energy and size

of the mountain surroundings will have you forgetting

about the city life you left behind.

The Lodge also offers a next level dining experience.

Encouraging communal dining, Lake Ohau Lodge makes

an effort to seat guests with other travellers who will add

to the experience. There are many stories of life long

connections being made over the 3 course meal. They

offer a truly delicious 3 course 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 explorations.

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.

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. You will truly

understand what makes this valley a hidden gem in the

Mackenzie District

Experience the natural beauty, peace and tranquillity of

Lake Ohau Lodge.

P: (03) 4389 885

E: reservations@ohau.co.nz

Ohau Snow Fields &

Lake Ohau Lodge

Snow, natural and made! Enjoy

high-country hospitality and

fare at the Lake Ohau Lodge –

dinner, bed and breakfast, and

special lift rates for guests.

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.


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15

Your next

must-visit

destination:

Lake tekapo

This picturesque lakefront township deserves

more than just a pit-stop between Christchurch

and Queenstown.

1. Take a breath

With ice-blue glacial water, rolling hills, and those

pesky-but-pretty lupins, this is one place where

you can’t help but breathe a sigh of contentment.

The stunning landscape lends itself to relaxed

strolls around the village in search of a tasty bite,

and unwinding at Tekapo Springs is second-tonone.

For a real treat, add a massage, or stay to

watch the stars come out from your spot in the

hot pools.

2. Take a look

Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve makes for

YHA Tekapo will open soon.

stunning stargazing all year round, with the Milky

Way at its most dazzling over winter. Mt John

Observatory Tours are available through Earth

and Sky, or try your hand at the perfect shot of

the Church of the Good Shepherd with some

astrophotography. By day the views aren’t too

shabby either – Tekapo Adventures offer scenic

4WD tours, or take to the skies with Air Safaris.

3. Take a break

Tekapo accommodation is always in hot demand,

so the brand new YHA Lake Tekapo is a welcome

addition. They offer private, ensuite, and familystyle

room options, with the added bonus of

a fully-equipped kitchen and lounge so you

don’t have to pack the kitchen sink! Add on their

adjoining burger bar and you don’t have to think

about a thing – just bring yourselves. Bookings

open now for stays from May 2019 onward.

YHA New Zealand has over 35 locations across

the country. No matter where your next roadtrip

takes you, they’ve got quality budget

accommodation to suit solo travellers, couples,

and families.

Did you know?

YHA’s digital discount card includes up to $20 off

at hundreds of cafes and restaurants, 10% off stays

booked through yha.co.nz, and deals at popular

New Zealand attractions like jet-boating and skydiving.

Grab this travel must-have online at yha.

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Opening soon! YHA Lake Tekapo

Quality Budget Accommodation

Lakefront location • Stunning views • Free WiFi • Private ensuite rooms

carboNZero CertTM certified • Dine out or self-cater • Comfortable lounge areas

www.yha.co.nz


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DuNEDIN

southern holiday destinations

kingSgate – tHe

ideal loCation

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 17:30 – 18:30 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.

year roUnd fUn

at Moana Pool

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.

tHe HiStory of dUnedin

Dunedin was born out of gold and

reached maturity through industry and

educational excellence. From New

Zealand’s largest city by population, to the

largest city by area, Dunedin has always

held a prominent position in our country.

The city has always recognised the

importance of its heritage and this can

be found in the original architecture and

prominence of memorials both to our

fallen soldiers and to our pioneering

forebears.

We have retained many features of our

past, from old tram tracks to Pixie Town.

While many of the city’s features caused

varying degrees of controversy at the time

of their inception, they have with patience

and constant awareness of changing

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.

needs, become much-loved and well

recognised city amenities.

Present days

With a population of about 122,000

people, Dunedin is absent of the buzz

and fast pace of a large metropolitan city.

More people are choosing to settle here,

taking advantage of the lower cost of

living, the low traffic, low crime rate and

the lack of commuting hassles.

For a city of its size, Dunedin is relatively

easy to get around, regardless of what

time of the day it is. It has very accessible

recreational and cultural venues, great

shopping, supermarkets, restaurants,

as well as first-rate health care and

education.

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.

60 LITTLEBOURNE ROAD | DUNEDIN | PH 03 477 4000

WWW.DUNEDIN.GOVT.NZ/MOANAPOOL

A DEPARTMENT OF THE DUNEDIN CITY COUNCIL

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

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


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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 NZ Gardens Trust 5 star rated

garden, 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.

tHe HoCken

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, 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). As a doctor, and

coroner for 22 years,

Hocken became one of

the city’s best-known

figures, with a passion

toitU otago

SettlerS

MUSeUM

The gallery spaces at Toitū showcase

dozens of display cases filled with

intriguing objects which provide the

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. Closed on

Sundays and Public

Holidays.

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

opportunity to interact and explore

specific time periods. Try on a turn

of the century dress or climb on the

Roslyn tram or Tiger Tea bus. Play the

classic 1980s Atari game Laser Hawk

or chill out and listen to some music.

The interactive displays also include

soundscapes and digital media that

will engage curious minds.

The beautiful Art Deco bus station

area has a children’s area with craft

materials and dress ups – as well

as comfortable seats for the adults’

tired legs. The archives and research

from all walks of life and

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

centre has a wealth of information for

budding genealogists or historians

and friendly staff who can help them

get started.

The Museum has a café offering a

variety of snacks and drinks as well

as a shop displaying toys, games,

novelties and 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.

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 21 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

“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

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.

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

Explore Dunedin’s

stories at one of

New Zealand’s most

innovative museums

OPEN 7 DAYS | FREE ENTRY | FREE WIFI

10am – 5pm

31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

P (03) 477 5052

www.toituosm.com


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Pride of tHe SoUtH

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 60-minute tour lets you explore

the historic working Brewery. You will see and

touch the ingredients which goes into making

Speight’s award-winning beers and find out not

only how Speight’s became the Pride of the

South. You will enjoy learning about the history of

beer-making, hear some yarns from years gone

by and experience a 30-minute 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.

JoUrney in Style to tHe

Heart of neW Zealand

There are limitless ocean cruising options,

but these only take you to the edge of the

country. Dunedin Railways’ rail excursions

takes you to the very heart of it.

Departing from either Christchurch or

Dunedin, this iconic company offers 5-6

night rail tours to the most inaccessible

yet beautiful areas of the South Island,

with three options: the West Coast, East

Coast, or Southern tour. Departing from

Christchurch, the Southern tour takes

guests as far as Stewart Island and has

a real focus on history, with stopovers

in Oamaru’s historic precinct, Dunedin’s

Larnach Castle and the stunning viaducts

of Taieri Gorge. If you love the mountains

and breathtaking vistas then the West

Coast tour is the tour for those who truly

like to explore the heart of New Zealand. If

ocean views are more your style, the East

Coast tour travels from Dunedin to Picton,

culminating in a cruise in the Queen

Charlotte Sounds. Dunedin Railways

prides itself on looking after guests’ every

need, but they don’t want to overwhelm

people with strict, inflexible itineraries, so

they offer add-on tour options at most of

the stopover destinations. Find out more

at dunedinrailways.co.nz or by phoning 03

477 4449

DUNEDIN RAILWAYS

EXCLUSIVE RAIL TOURS

Providing the unique opportunity to travel

through the South Island’s most remote,

beautiful locations whilst experiencing the

nostalgia and romance of rail travel. Sit back,

enjoy the scenery and let us take care of you.

Departures from

Dunedin or

Christchurch

East Coast, West

Coast and Southern

tours available

$

All inclusive

prices start from

2195pp

for a 5 night tour

w: dunedinrailways.co.nz e: bookings@dunedinrailways.co.nz t: 03 477 4449


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go Wild in dUnedin

Join one of Monarch’s invigorating

one-hour wildlife cruises or longer

tours exploring the stunning Otago

Harbour and Peninsula. These multi

award winning excursions will get you

closer to rare Southern Ocean wildlife

for great photo opportunities, and

memories that will last a lifetime.

Drive yourself to Wellers Rock

Wharf and hop aboard a Wildlife

Cruise. Watch as huge northern royal

albatross glide past the boat as they

return from the ocean to their nests.

Check-out the NZ furseal rookeries

while your skipper explores the bay

beneath the South Island’s oldest

lighthouse. Out at sea you’ll see a

variety of different albatross and

seabird species. If you’re lucky you

might spot dolphins, blue penguins or

a large NZ Sealion.

Half and fully day tour options are

also available and depart daily from

Dunedin. All tours feature a Wildlife

Cruise. Some options include a visit

to Penguin Place, the Royal Albatross

Centre or Larnach Castle. A few of

these tours also cruise the length of

the Otago Harbour.

Go online and check-out their newest

experience, the Sundowner Package.

Leaving Dunedin mid-afternoon, it

includes a Wildlife Cruise, Albatross

Colony tour, fish & chips dinner & Blue

Penguins. Watch as they return ashore

after dark before being taken back to

the city.

For further information go online at

www.wildlife.co.nz or call (03) 477 4276.

World ClaSS Stately HoMe

royal alBatroSS

Centre

Ever seen a giant albatross sharing

your space? Explored a hidden fort?

Visit Otago Peninsula for your only

chance to see two unique award

winning attractions; the world’s only

mainland albatross breeding colony

and the world’s only fully restored

1886 Armstrong Disappearing Gun.

Both are iconic Dunedin experiences

at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head.

The Royal Albatross with its three

metre wing span is sure to amaze.

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

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

DON’T

MISS

family purchased it in 1967

and painstakingly restored

and developed it to its 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.

The native plant trail is a beautifully

illustrated walk through the castle

grounds among rare and iconic

native plants in rock gardens, a

south seas garden and a rain forest.

Children also enjoy a special guide

to Larnach Castle. The illustrated

brochure contains interesting facts

about castles, Victorian times, the

family’s history and a children’s tour

of the grounds.

Larnach Castle offers guests three

different styles of accommodation;

Camp Estate - country house

accommodation positioned 500

metres from the front gate of the

Castle, offering luxurious decor

and total privacy; Larnach Lodge,

features colonial style in the grounds

of the castle and has 12 bedrooms

with private facilities for guests; while

Castle Stable Stay is the perfect

choice for budget conscience

travellers.

All house guests may dine in the

elegantly restored castle dining

room and enjoy the 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

Larnach castle

Dunedin NZ

03 478 0499

albatross.org.nz

World’s only mainland

Royal Albatross breeding colony

Kids Go Free!

Valid for New Zealand School Holidays

Children must be accompanied by 1 paying adult

www.larnachcastle.co.nz (03) 476 1616


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olveSton HiStoriC HoMe

eMerSon’ S BreWery

A ‘must visit’ for lovers of arts and

culture; Olveston offers a unique

glimpse into the extraordinary

lives of one of Dunedin prominent

Edwardian families.

Olveston was the home of

businessman, collector and

philanthropist David Theomin.

Designed by the English architect,

Sir Ernest George, Olveston was

built with every modern

convenience including

central heating, a

gas generator for

electricity, a shower

in each bathroom

and heated towel

rails, an internal

telephone system

and service lift.

The house was also

lavishly furnished

with exotic artefacts,

prized artworks, antiques,

carpets, ceramics, statues and

weaponry purchased from around

the world.

Olveston was inherited by the

Theomin’s daughter Dorothy in 1933.

Continuing the family tradition of

philanthropy, Dorothy supported

many of the artistic and community

causes championed by her parents

including Dunedin Public Art Gallery

and the Plunket Society.

Following Dorothy’s death in 1966,

it was discovered that Olveston,

complete with the original contents,

was gifted to the people of Dunedin.

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.

BrEWErY

TOUr

“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

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.

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

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

Discover korora...

the worlds smallest

penguin... scurrying home

each night in their natural

environment

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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Historic careys Bay Hotel

a Warm alexandra Welcome

Historic Carey’s Bay Hotel is a

Dunedin delight for lovers of genuine

ambience. Designed by architect

David Ross, financed on gold money

by the local Mayor and built in 1874

of locally quarried stone, this Port

Chalmers landmark has been a hotel

for 145 years! Following impressive

restoration during the past decade,

Carey’s Bay Hotel has now been

returned to its original Victorian

splendour.

Dining areas include a main bar,

lounge, “snug” and conservatory,

plus a courtyard and terrace

overlooking the tranquillity of

Carey’s Bay. Open 7 days for lunch,

dinner and casual bar menu, the

hotel specialises in mouth watering

seafood alongside a comprehensive

selection of other tempting dishes

and platters.

With four function areas of

different sizes, each with its own

unique atmosphere, Carey’s Bay

Historic Hotel is a popular place

for weddings, private functions,

parties and conferences. For

further information visit www.

careysbayhotel.co.nz

Alexandra Holiday Park, offers an

exceptional discovery experience,

plus photo opportunities all year

round.

Select among the variety of

accommodation to suit all budgets

including: 20 self-contained units

sleeping 2 to 18 people, depending

on the unit; plus 2 and 4 berth

standard cabins and 300 Campsites

for camper vans, caravans and tents;

with the Complex catering for larger

groups from 19 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 city activities,

Alexandra Holiday Park is only

an hour drive from Wanaka,

Queenstown, Lake Hawea, Naseby,

Ranfurly and St Bathans. What a

great place to base yourself 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.

Ph 03 448 8297 or email info@ahp.nz

or visit www.ahp.nz

stadium tavern

Port to Port

cruises

Now there is a shortcut between Port

Chalmers and Portobello. Port to Port

Cruises & Wildlife Tours is an attractive

new venture as it’s the first ferry service

of its kind on the Otago harbour in

almost 60 years.

Catch the ferry and save yourself a 76

km road trip. See wrecks of old ships

and an array of harbour birds during the

commentary presented during the trip.

Sit back and relax during the short jaunt

from one port to the other on a ferry

which can hold up to 20 people at a

time.

Or get back to nature on one of the

wildlife cruises where you can expect to

see seals, albatross and penguins.

Port to Port enjoy the beauty of Dunedin

by sea.

A warm welcome

awaits you in a

sleepy little bay...

Historic Bluestone Pub

&

Port to Port Cruises

and Wildlife Tours

Look wildlife in the eye from our new,

fast, custom built vessel MV Sootychaser

• Wildlife cruise approx 2 hours

• Heated cabin and bathroom

onboard

• Open deck for unobstructed

viewing of albatross,

penguins, seals and more!

Adults:

• Binoculars and jackets

$90

available at no extra charge

Children:

• Full commentary

$46

• Pick up available from either

Portobello or Port Chalmers wharves

10% off when you mention this ad

Phone 020 4162 4250 | www.porttoport.co.nz

Seafood Restaurant

Dunedin’s favourite

pub serving Otago’s

best seafood in

iconic, historic

surroundings

Serving lunch, coffee,

local wine & beer from

10am daily

Free wifi

Great in all weathers

from sunny outdoor

seating to warm and

cosy firesides

17 Macandrew Road, Carey’s Bay, Dunedin

P: 03 472 8022 E: info@careysbayhotel.co.nz

www.careysbayhotel.co.nz

The Stadium Tavern is situated at

the top end of town between the

Molyneux Park rugby and cricket

grounds, the outdoor skating rink

and the Molyneux Aquatic Centre

which has a children’s playground at

their doorstep.

Stadium Tavern is a family friendly

eatery offering an extensive Bistro

menu and variety of drinks to suite

any taste bud. Check out their

The Stadium Tavern

ALEXANDRA

HOLIDAY PARK

44 Manuherikia Rd, Alexandra

Ph: (03) 448 8297

Alexandra

info@ahp.nz www.ahp.nz

daily Chefs Surprise and Kid Meals

which include a Free Drink and Free

Sundae all within a friendly budget.

Hungry? Their menu offers starters,

burgers, mains, bar snacks, desserts,

a kid’s menu and more.

Open seven days a week.

Check out their FB page, www.

stadiumtavernalexandra.co.nz, stop

by or call 03 448 7006

Stadium Tavern is open 7 days a week

and is situated at the top end of town

right beside Molyneux Park rugby and

cricket grounds, outdoor skating rink and

Molyneux Aquatic Centre, with a children’s

playground right at our door step.

We are a family friendly tavern offering:

• An extensive bistro menu.

• Live sport on the big projector screen

• Children play area

• 18 gaming machines

• TAB

• Courtesy Coach

• Jukebox

• Live Music

Contact 03 448 7006 or stadiumtavernalexandra@xtra.co.nz

Visit our web page stadiumtavernalexandra.co.nz

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

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

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

“Great for a getaway in sunny Central Otago”


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cLyDE

oliverS

in Clyde

High profile Clyde restaurant, Olivers,

was singled out for top honours at

the 2018 Central Otago Tourism’s Eat.

Taste. Central awards underlining its

place as a key establishment in the

region.

The historic restaurant’s signature

short beef rib was the winning dish in

the regional tourism awards capping

off a successful year for Olivers

Restaurant which was also placed as

a finalist in the NZ wide Silver Fern

Farms Restaurant Awards, as well as

receiving its fourth consecutive Beef

and Lamb Excellence Award.

Owners, David and Andrea Ritchie

are delighted with the success of the

restaurant which they opened in 2015

- steadily cementing its reputation

as a significant Central Otago eatery

ever since.

The heritage listed stone buildings

also house award-winning boutique

accommodation, the Victoria Store

Brewery and the Merchant of Clyde

café.

David says it is the rich history

and stories of days gone by that

make the Olivers so attractive to

holidaymakers. The restored lodge

and stables include 11 ensuite rooms

which they authentically restored

eight years ago. “The ambience in

the stone-built stables and lodge

is pretty special. Schist walls, stone

floors and stable doors that date

back to the 1870s are complemented

by luxurious modern fixtures and

fittings that make for a memorable

experience.”

The Victoria Street Brewery is a

craft brewery specialising in pilsner,

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golden ale, IPA and porter beers, as

well as the occasional seasonal brew.

The Merchant of Clyde Café, Deli

and Bakery is a locals’ favourite for

coffee and food. Most of the produce

is handmade on site, from freshly

baked bread to a range of jams and

chutneys, while they also stock

New Zealand cheeses, Patagonia

chocolates, local honeys, olive oils

and other locally made produce.

“Seeing people enjoy the food

and enjoy themselves is incredibly

rewarding. We try to create the best

experience that we can for everyone

that comes, whether they are here

for a formal dining experience, a visit

to the café or brewery or a stay in our

beautiful accommodation.”

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

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.

• 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, overnight bike storage

56 Sunderland Street | Clyde | Central Otago

Ph: 03 4492709 | 0800 99 22 66

www.antiquelodgemotel.co.nz

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.

Heritage schist fencing and a stone

stable built pre 1900 are still to

be found on the motel grounds.

The stone stable is used in the

warmer months as a breakfast

room for guests. The giant sequoia

(Wellingtonia) is a protected tree,

planted around 1900, and is a sight

to behold.

Your all seasons

holiday stay!

tiMe to CHeCkoUt

Central otago

OPEN the door to the fantastic cycle

trails of Central Otago by visiting Bike

It Now in Clyde!

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.

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!

Duncan, with Fletch and Lisa, are

the ‘‘hands-on’’ owners of Bike It

Now! 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

Set within one of Otago’s most significant heritage

buildings, enjoy the fresh local flavours of award

winning Olivers Restaurant.

Taste craft beer brewed onsite or visit the Merchant of

Clyde café-bakery-deli for Hummingbird coffee and

delicious baked goods and our own range of preserves

and condiments.

Olivers Lodge and Stables provides luxurious heritage

accommodation in 11 en-suited rooms, within a

beautiful courtyard setting.

“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

34 Sunderland Street, Clyde | P 03 449 2600

bookings@olivers.co.nz | www.olivers.co.nz


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gary anderSon in CroMWell

5 reaSonS to tUrn rigHt

If you are heading out of

Queenstown in search of new

horizons, don’t give Cromwell a miss!

This little town has a lot more to offer

than its unassuming appearance

might let on. Cromwell is the ideal

retreat for those looking for a little

respite from the hustle and bustle

of the busier areas, but that doesn’t

mean that its offering is tame. Here

are five reasons you should turn right

the next time you pass Cromwell

from Queenstown:

REASON 1 – The delicious

fruit

You can’t come to Cromwell without

sampling the amazing array of fruit

the region has to offer. There are

many fruit stalls around town where

you can buy fresh produce, freshly

made fruit ice cream and a host

of other local products. Some of

the orchards are open to wander

through, offering plenty of photo

opportunities, and many of them

also have pick-your-own packages if

you’d like to get stuck in.

REASON 2 – The amazing

wine

The Cromwell Basin is home to some

of the best Pinot Noir wines in the

world, and there are almost as many

ways to explore the large number of

wineries and cellar doors in the area

as there are wines to taste. Take a

REASON 3 – The highspeed

thrills

If you are still in search of an

adrenaline fix, Cromwell has enough

to keep your blood pumping. Race

around the Highlands track, go on

a helicopter flight, take a ride on a

jet boat, or get a crew together for a

round of paintball.

REASON 4 – The history

Born out of the Otago gold rush,

Cromwell has a rich history that

spans over 150 years. Take a stroll

through the historic buildings in the

Heritage Precinct, visit the Cromwell

Museum or discover more on the

Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail.

REASON 5 – The natural

beauty

Cromwell is full of opportunities to

get back to nature. You can decide to

take it easy with a picnic next to Lake

Dunstan and, if you’re brave enough,

a swim in the crystal clear water.

For the more energetic, there are

many fun trails around Cromwell to

explore on your mountain bike or on

foot. There is also a bike park where

you can test your skills over the five

circuits, and a skate park to conquer

if that is more your style.

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- Spacious units

- Range of options from

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- Free unlimited Wifi

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- Short walk to golf course,

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cRomWELL

Central

gold Motel

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. They

have available 11 modern, spacious

studios or book one of their new

2 bedroom family apartments

which offers 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

ASURE Central Gold Motel

Relax, unwind and enjoy the luxury and comfort

of ASURE Central Gold Motel, Cromwell

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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, Zesty Pinot Noir,

Naked Pinot, Rose and Sauvignon

Blanc wines and is also home to

Tommy Cooper Port and also now

has available Olive oil from its own

small olive grove.

The cellar door is housed in a

picturesque barn and offers tastings,

sales and merchandise. It is open

daily from 11am-5.30pm in summer

and 11am -5pm during the winter

months.

wine tastings • sales • lUnCHes • FUnCtions • weddings

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river roCk eState

tHe Wooing tree

vineyard

Wooing Tree is situated in the heart of

Central Otago, New Zealand, next to

the town of Cromwell and opposite the

big fruit sculpture. The family owned

single vineyard site specialises in

Pinot Noir and also produces a Rosé,

a still Blanc de Noir called «Blondie»

and now a sweet wine called “Tickled

Pink” from the same grape variety.

Wooing Tree Chardonnay and Pinot

Gris have also been added to the

portfolio. The Wooing Tree label has

had a remarkable 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.

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 available is a private Hot Tub/

Spa and recently added inground

plunge pool/swim spa, both housed

in unique grain silo buildings.

River Rock Estate conveniently

located within five minutes walk

to Cromwell town- ship where

amenities include, mini golf, shops,

cafes and restaurants.

For further information and bookings

visit www.riverrockestate.com

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

VINEYARD

Your Hosts Gaylene and Craig welcome you

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

• 4x two bedroom family apartments

• Less than 2 minutes from shopping centre

• Free Guest laundry and BBQ

• The perfect base for exploring the area

24 Barry Ave, Cromwell, New Zealand

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

info@centralgoldmotel.co.nz

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 menu)

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


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CroMWell BreW

HoUSe

CroMWell toWn and

CoUntry ClUB

Traditional delicious pub meals

Selection of beers, lagers, ciders and

craft beers available on tap while

having a great selection of alcoholic

and non-alcoholic beverages in our

fridge. Coffee and tea available at

all times Great outdoor seating area

to enjoy the sun and Central Otago

atmosphere Friendly staff on hand to

give helpful local information while

providing great customer service

Enjoy a game of pool with your

friends or against locals Located in

the heart of the Cromwell Mall, only

a short walk to the Big Fruit, various

accommodation and other activities

that Cromwell has to offer.

Mid-week specials - Steak night

Tuesdays, $ 18.00 Steak, Chips an

Salad with a glass of River Rock say

or pinot gris or for the beer lover

a handle of Speights gold medal

or summit larger. Fish and Chip

Wednesdays @ $16.00 or come

Thursdays when you can enjoy a

Pizza and a pint or glass of wine for

$23.00.

Bite into a piece of pizza which is

better than the good old home made

jobs with HEAPS of toppings. Happy

Hour every night 5.30 to 7.00 and on

Sundays 11-2 also including a Big

Breakfast special for $16.00. 03 445

0725

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

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.

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

tHe offiCe

Surrounded by a stylish interior

amongst a scenic view, provides

the atmosphere for the making of a

charming experience at The Office

Restaurant & Bar in Cromwell.

Enjoy the great lake front destination

in old town which is part of the

heritage district. Enjoy a good range

of food options amongst the friendly

service, with plenty of local wine and

beer options.

Try their Saturday or Sunday

brunch or their Friday Sessions with

complimentary nibbles. The Office in

Cromwell, food and an experience

worth going back for. 03 428 3211

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.

YOUR LOCAL BY THE LAKE

Pop down to Cromwell’s newest

restaurant and bar. Situated on the

shores of Lake Dunstan in Cromwell’s

Heritage precinct, lower end.

The Office - Restaurant & Bar

Call 03 428 3211 71 Melmore Terrace

Old Town Precinct, Cromwell

www.theofficebar.nz

On Holiday in Cromwell?

Are you a Club Member?

A good old kiwi pub,

with great kiwi food.

Traditional delicious pub meals at great prices

Coffee and tea available at all times

Great outdoor seating area to enjoy the sun

Happy Hour Tues – Fri 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Sunday 11.00am - 2.00pm on tap beers and wine

Sunday Big Brekkie for $12.00

Ph (03) 445 0725 | 71 The Mall, Cromwell, Central Otago

www.cromwellbrewhouse.com

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


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oBJeCtS of art

oCta gallery

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

WooooltaStiC

Transpire Fiber Studio and Craft

Gallery loves wool and everything

about wool.

Whether it’s spinning, dying or

transforming wool into a garment,

stop by the Cromwell location of

Transpire and meet with Mellissa.

Clean,

Comfortable,

Affordable

A lovely quiet motel situated

close to the Cromwell

Heritage Precinct and Lake

Dunstan, with views of the

surrounding hills.

We have 5 spacious studio units,

2 large one-bedroom family

units and 1 cute hideaway cabin.

All units are fully self-contained,

warm and comfortable.

Come and explore Central Otago with us

0800 267 268 centralgateway.co.nz

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

She spins and dyes wool for all

occasions. She makes clothes and

she is a master teacher, so that you

can learn the art of spinning yourself.

Take one of her classes or a private

lesson and learn about texture and

colour. Follow Transpire on Facebook

or call them on 03 445 8292.

Central

gateWay

Motel

Central Gateway Motel in Cromwell

is a lovely quiet motel situated close

to the Cromwell Heritage Precinct

and Lake Dunstan, with views

of the surrounding hills. Choose

accommodation that suits your

needs. They have 5 spacious studio

units, 2 large one-bedroom family

units or 1 cute hideaway cabin. All the

units are fully self-contained, warm

and comfortable. Explore the magic

of Central Otago with them. 0800

267 268 or 03 445 0035

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 National 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.

As part of the ever-changing

display at OCTA you will find works

by Chagall, Matisse, Braque, Antoni

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,

Suzanne Butson and Peter

Cleverley. Recent arrivals

include prints by Euan

McLeod, Gregory

O’Brien, John Pule

and Dick Frizzell.

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

SeQUoia fineWareS

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.

Gail has selected old-fashioned

wooden toys, books, furniture,

homeware by quality designers

including CC Interiors, French

Country Collections, Citta and Robert

Gordon just to name a few.

Have a look through all their local

influences including merino wear, an

assortment of jewellery, cards by the

dozens 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.

Hand-dyed & spun yarn/fiber.

Tuition and workshops.

Objects Of Art Ltd

Specialising in custom made

jewellery and art objects from

new and recycled materials

Old Cromwell Town Art

Art Gallery & Workshop

Specialising in works on paper

Supporting NZ handmade.

TRANSPIRE

FIBER STUDIO & CRAFT GALLERY

71 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell

03 445 8292 | mellissafiber@gmail.com

71 Melmore Tce

Unit 4A Cromwell Historic Precinct

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

Join us on Facebook

www.facebook.com/objects.of.art

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


southern holiday destinations

cRomWELL/WANAkA

27

WeirdneSS at itS fineSt

Puzzling World celebrated their 45th

birthday and welcomed their four

millionth customer.

Alongside this growth, the team are

striving to manage business with a

continued focus on sustainability and

partnerships aimed to minimise their

environmental footprint and protect

local habitat.

As early signatories on TIA’s

Tourism Sustainability Commitment,

Puzzling World are well on their

way to achieving those business

commitments of a total plastic-free

shop, automation and LED lighting in

the attraction, a paper-free scheme

in the office and composting for

usage across the property.

This autumn, take your brain & body

on a journey to a world-unique and

award winning attraction that since

1973 has been fascinating people

of all ages and nationalities keen to

engage in a fun, challenging, sensory

and increasingly ‘green’ experience.

Welcome to Wanaka’s Wonderful

World of Weirdness!

CroMWell’S italian

ConneCtion

Mt aSPiring Holiday Park

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

well as a large grass play area. It is a lovely

Wanaka Hotel

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.

As you walk through the doors at

Armando’s Kitchen in Cromwell,

you feel transported to Italy as you

embark on a culinary experience.

Lasagna, pasta dishes, pizza, breads

and more, line page after page of

meal selections.

The ambiance is enchanting as you

can overlook Lake Dunstan in the

viCtoria arMS

Motel

When you visit Cromwell, the Victoria

Arms Hotel and Restaurant & Pub is

the place to stay. Feel the history, as

the pub is on the historic registry as

the oldest bar in central Otago.

The restaurant offers A-la-Carte and

Stonegrill dining options. All day

menus are available in the bar and

bistro dining is available 7 days a

week. Their café menu is available

Friday to Sunday.

Stay in one of their 8 affordable hostel

style room selections.

Looking to host an event? Check

out their function rooms with views

overlooking the valley or Lake

Dunstan. 03 445 0607

A treasure trove of:

Homeware | Gifts | Toys

Designer pre-loved clothes

• • •

Open every day 10am till 4pm

Cromwell Heritage Precinct

Ph. 03 445 1387

gailsequoiafinewares@gmail.com

Old Cromwell Precinct. Next time

your in Cromwell, make a point to

stop at Armando’s Kitchen. A meal

you’ll remember.

03 445 0303 Open 7 days a week

from 9am - 4:45pm

Thursday Pizza & Muscle Night: 6pm

- 8pm

Friday Evening: 6pm - 8 pm

Saturday Evening: 6pm - 8pm

Italian Cooking in Cromwell (old Cromwell Precinct)

• Top quality, locally sourced food

• Homemade baking, pasta and gnocchi

prepared daily in our kitchen

• Italian coffee and award winning local gelato

• Light lunches, traditional Italian dishes, pizza

and classic NZ dishes

• Open every day for breakfast and lunch

• Evening dining Thursday, Friday and Saturdays

Armando’s Kitchen Italian Cafe

71 Melmore Terrace, Old Cromwell Precinct

Ph. 03 445 0303

armandoskitchen@gmail.com www.armandoskitchen.com

Local

delight

Situated on the cnr of Melmore Tce sits the

oldest standing pub in Cromwell overlooking

the glorious views of Lake Dunstan. We cater

to all with our extensive cafe, lunch & bistro

dining menus. We offer accommodation for

those on a budget.

Victoria arMS HotEL

65 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell

E: vicarms2017@gmail.com P: (03) 445 0607

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

MT ASPIRING

HOLIDAY PARK

217 Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka 9305, NZ

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

www.mtaspiringholidaypark.co.nz

- enjoy spectacular lake and mountain views

71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka - Ph 0800 473 288

www.wanakahotel.co.nz

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 winter!

• 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


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WANAkA/soutHLAND

enJoy a Winter triP to

glendHU Bay Motor CaMP

Glendhu Bay Motor Camp at Lake

Wanaka has been a favourite

summer holiday spot with

Canterbury families for generations.

Now your happy place is fully geared

up to also be your desired winter

holiday destination. Long before

the ski season cranks in, the new

amenities complex will be fully

operational. This new facility includes

a lovely warm kitchen/dining/

lounge area as well as 50% more

showers and toilets. 8 new fully

insulated cabins are currently under

construction with spacious decks to

take advantage of the magnificent

scenery.

Glendhu also boasts a 4 bedroom,

2 bathroom house that is perfect

for family groups, ski teams and

school groups. With 2 spacious living

areas plus a large covered patio

complete with chimenea fireplace

and a generous supply of firewood,

it makes a perfect setting for social

gatherings of all descriptions.

The new back-packer lodge has

proven to be a great hit for travellers,

outdoor pursuits groups, school

parties, family reunions and more.

In fact, Glendhu Bay is a fantastic

holiday destination in all 4 seasons.

The autumn is spectacular with

its breath-taking colours and a

continuous procession of trout

making their way up the camp

stream. Spring is equally enchanting

as the many beautiful trees come

back to life and bird sounds fill the

air.

Glendhu Bay is only a 10 minute

drive from Wanaka and situated

in a picturesque bay with 1.3km of

lake front sites on the shore of Lake

Wanaka. Being the closest camp

to the Treble Cone ski field, you

can be up at the car park within 30

minutes. The camp is also the stepoff

location for the spectacular world

heritage Mt Aspiring National Park

trails and the Rob Roy glacier walk.

Guests enjoy the convenience of

staying at the closest camp to the

famous Roys Peak and Diamond

Lake walking tracks. Nearby Hospital

Flat and Glendhu boulders make

Glendhu a favourite amongst rock

climbers and the area provides

a wealth of adventure tourism

opportunities.

Check them out this Easter. Why go

anywhere else? 03 443 7243

Southland’s native forests and rolling

hills are green all year round but

autumn sees the landscape pictureperfect

against the bright blue skies.

Every one of Southland’s regions offers

visitors a unique discovery just waiting

to be explored:-

Journey the Southern Scenic Route

The Southern Scenic Route is a road

trip like no other. This incredible

journey has been ranked one of the

top 10 drives of the world, and for

good reason. It is just over 600km

of spectacular natural and cultural

attractions and exciting activities,

such as wildlife viewing, short walks,

mountain biking, surfing, fishing,

boating, and tramping.

Spot Hoiho (Yellow Eyed Penguins)

and Sea Lions in The Catlins

Observe Yellow Eyed Penguins as they

come ashore on the 180 million year

old Petrified Forest at Curio Bay. Visit

the iconic Waipapa Lighthouse and

look out for the giant, slumbering Sea

Lions.

Check out New Zealand’s Garage

Visit Bill Richardson Transport World,

which holds the largest private

collection of its type in the world

and visit the new development at

Classic Motorcycle Mecca. Check out

Invercargill’s motorcycle legend of

speed, Burt Munro, at E. Hayes and

Sons Motorworks.

Drive on Oreti Beach

One of the few beaches in New

southern holiday destinations

SoUtHland in aUtUMn

Zealand where you can drive your car

right out on to the sand.

Gore Hokonui Moonshine - taste a

dram of Hokonui Moonshine

Visit Hokonui Hills the home to

moonshine whiskey – which has been

revived in Hokonui Heritage Precinct,

Gore.

Eat Bluff Oysters

Grown slowly in the cool, clean waters

of Foveaux Strait the world famous

Bluff Oyster is a true New Zealand

Delicacy. Every year in May the Bluff

Oyster and Food Festival celebrates a

daylong event.

Wild Kiwi Spotting

Kiwi spotting and bird watching on

Stewart Island is a unique experience

found nowhere else in the world.

On Stewart Island humans are

outnumbered 50 to 1 by kiwi.

Jet Boat lake to coast in Western

Southland

If adventure sport is your thing then

unleash the adrenaline on a jet boat

ride across Lake Hauroko and down

the Wairaurahiri River to the southern

coast.

Dark Sky Viewing

Stewart Island/Rakiura has recently

been announced as an International

Dark Sky Sanctuary. Its exceptional

night sky quality means it is a great

place to try and catch a glimpse of the

Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights.

Glendhu Bay Motor Camp

Wanaka’s best lakeside family camp for all seasons

New facilities & appliances

Eight new cabins

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house

Back-packer lodge

10 minute drive from Wanaka

Magnificent scenery

1127 Mt Aspiring Road, Glendhu Bay, Wanaka

Ph 03 443 7243

Email: info@glendhubaymotorcamp.co.nz

www.glendhubaymotorcamp.co.nz

TEST YOUR

BRAIN

at Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness

www.puzzlingworld.co.nz

journey

south today!

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