Southern Destinations: March 26, 2020

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Southern

Holiday

destinations

Autumn-winter 2020

GO SOUTH

RELAX

WINE & DINE

DISCOVER

EXPLORE

GERALDINE - PLEASANT POINT - TIMARU

WAIMATE - OAMARU - MOERAKI - MACKENZIE COUNTRY

DUNEDIN - ALEXANDRA - CLYDE

CENTRAL OTAGO WINERIES - CROMWELL - WANAKA - INVERCARGILL


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GERALDINE

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020

BERRY BARN BAKERY

& CAFÉ

FRESHCHOICE GERALDINE THE

LOCALS FAVOURITE SUPERMARKET

Experience the taste and

environment of Kiwiana at

the Berry Barn Bakery &

Cafe. Have fun looking at

their new mural reflecting

the history of New Zealand

showcasing many points

of interest highlighting kiwi

culture.

Enjoy the choosing between

their indoor or outdoor

seating. Bee captivated by

the live Beehive on display

While you’re there you’ll not

only enjoy the environment,

but you’ll have a variety

of foods to choose from.

Filled Rolls, Pies, Hot Food,

Slices & Sweet Treats. Also

available are 20 flavours of

Tip Top Scoop Ice Creams

The Berry Barn Bakery

caters for tour coaches,

travelling visitors and the

local community. Providing

them all with a delightful Kiwi

experience.

Stop by when you’re in

Geraldine at 76 Talbot

Street. Beside the Geraldine

Cinema.

They are open 7 days a week

from 7am - 4pm. Ph: (03) 693

9900

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

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.

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 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 phone

03 693 9929.

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EDITORIAL Jenafor Rollins

DESIGN Denise Crawford

berry barn

bakery & cafe

open 7am - 4pm

We exercise all

dogs in fully

secure, fenced

paddocks

Your

local

Food Specialist

76 Talbot Street, Geraldine

03 693 9900

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

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by locals

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The Perfect

Lifestyle!

“It’s all about location. Geraldine has everything here for a wonderful,

active lifestyle; we’re nestled in a fabulous microclimate with easy access

to parks and river walks, and Geraldine township is a vibrant community

with art galleries, boutique shopping and fantastic eateries, with a

never-ending schedule of music festivals, fetes, exhibitions and shows.”

If you’ve reached the point of wanting to simplify your life, McKenzie

Lifestyle Village should be on your ‘must-see’ list.

NOW OPEN - One bedroom assisted care suites. Offering

independence with discreet help on hand. McKenzie Lifestyle

Village also welcomes subsidised care providers, allowing you to

remain independent.

At the heart of the village is the Leisure Centre - a central point

for entertainment and events, true resort style facilities. Too often

people tell us they wish they’d made the decision to move here

sooner, just do it while you’re still independent and you can enjoy

everything that we have to offer. Whether you’re more inclined to

enjoy the company of others, or prefer privacy and solitude - you’ll find your

perfect lifestyle here.

Could Geraldine be your place to call home? Call today for an

appointment on 0800 845 524 or mlv.org.nz.


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GERALDINE

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020

BE CREATIVE

AT THE PIN TIN

Step inside this enchanting store,

which is under new ownership and

meet Caroline and Rhona. Browse

around the well-stocked 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

Geraldine

location.

Ph 03 6931122.

TREASURES GALORE

AT THE COTTAGE PANTRY

Have you ever been to a location you

just didn’t want to leave and found

yourself whiling away the hours?

A place of beauty, selection and

trinkets and so many things to look

at, you could lose yourself and forget

all time.

The Cottage Pantry and Gallery

in Geraldine is such a place. They

are the consummate gift shop and

specialty store. There is a vast

selection of dried food ingredients

and pantry essentials available,

including an impressive range of

gluten free and organic products,

all packaged in paper window tin tie

bags.

In the attached heritage cottage,

pieces of art line the walls and

each room reveals an extensive gift

range. One of the rooms is home

to delicious handmade chocolates,

British sweets and Dutch Liquorice.

Need a greeting card? Look no

further, there’s bound to be one that

fits the bill.

Next time you’re in Geraldine or you

want to get away from the hustle and

bustle of home, plan a car ride to

The Cottage Pantry, 24 Wilson Street,

Geraldine. A location well worth

visiting during your time exploring

beautiful Geraldine. Contact Pauline

03-693 9911 cottagepantry@

xtra.co.nz or Facebook –

Cottagepantrygeraline

TOYS, TOYS AND MORE

GRANDPA’S TOYS

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.

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

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

Treasure Trove!

Jam packed full of

wonderful fabrics and

yarns, tools, gadgets

and sewing supplies

and much more for all

of your crafting needs.

See us on facebook

for class list 2020.

9 Talbot Street, Geraldine

www.thepintin.co.nz | thepintin@xtra.co.nz

Ph 03 693 1122

Fantastic selection of

dry food ingredients for

your pantry, packaged in

cute little brown bags.

Come and experience a traditional

shopping experience of yesteryear...

• Gluten free & Organic

• Nuts, Seeds & Dried Fruit

• Pulses & Grains

• Flours & Bread Mixes

• Herbs & Spices

• Cake Mixes & Cake Decorating Supplies

When passing through or stopping

over in Geraldine a must stop

shop is Grandpa’s Toys. This family

owned business is run by a mother

and the toy testers are her three

sons.

Grandpa’s Toys goal is to develop

young minds through creative play,

and they have a wide range of toys

including sport & remote control,

puzzles, science and discovery,

train sets, wooden toys, building

sets, dolls, figurines and so much

more to stimulate and challenge

young minds.

Grandpa’s Toys is celebrating more

than 20 years of bringing joy to

Explore the rooms in the attached Historic cottage. The sitting room is home to handmade local

chocolates, British sweets, Dutch Liquorice and Kiwi favourites. Beautiful artworks painted by local

artists adorn the walls. A range of quality giftware, including English Bone China crockery.

The Cottage Pantry & Gallery

24 Wilson Street, Geraldine | 03 693 9911

cottagepantry.co.nz | /geraldinecottagepantry

children and you can feel confident

in your selection for the child in your

life.

You can shop online at grandpas.

co.nz and have the toys delivered

to your door or to the child you are

buying for.

Grandpa’s Toys wants to give

a shout out to all their loyal

customers and thank them for their

years of patronage and support.

Next time you are looking for a toy

to enhance a child’s mind, look

no further than Grandpa’s Toys

in Geraldine. The toy shop with a

heart!

“developing young minds

through imaginative and

creative play”

Great range of wooden toys,

puzzles, games, doll’s houses, art &

crafts, cars, trucks, tractors, trains

and much more…

Online orders welcome – order at

home and pick up on the way

13 Talbot St | Phone 03 693 8511

Email toys@grandpas.co.nz

Hours; Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm,

Saturday 10am – 2pm

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Web www.grandpas.co.nz

Geraldine

MOTELS

We are looking forward to hosting you

• Short stroll to Village centre

• Spacious standard and superior

family and studio units

• All units are fully self contained

and serviced daily

• 3 Sky channels

• Off street undercover parking

97 Talbot Street, GERALDINE, SOUTH CANTERBURY, NZ

Phone: 03 693 8501 | Fax: 03 693 8801

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

Your Hosts: Joseph, Mayumi and Helley Jones

RESERVATIONS 0800 400 404


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pleasant point

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aorangi motors for

your servicing needs

obsolete iron motors &

frocks and shocks

Do you own a motorcycle,

van, car, bus, 4WD, truck

or recreational vehicle?

If the answer is yes, stop

by Aorgangi Motors in

Pleasant Point for all of your

transport servicing needs.

They take pride in helping

keep your vehicle safe and

operating at its best ability.

You can feel confident in

their skilled mechanics

and know you are in good

hands.

Aorangi Motors is an

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

independent NPD service

station and workshop and

is a member of the MTA.

They are open 24 hours for

fuel, so if you are travelling

to a destination you can

always feel confident you

have a petrol stop located

in the Timaru Region.

Get in touch with Aorangi

Motors, your local

automotive repair providers.

Feel confident you are in

the best of hands.

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.

Obsolete Iron Motors is a working garage

performing vehicle and motorcycle services.

W.O.F’s, repairs and a passion for classic,

custom restoration and fabrication work.

This location is full of surprises and well worth

stopping by as they have an area where they

showcase memorabilia, including the twin

engine Triumph land speed motorcycle built

by Gilbert Bailey for his race on the Salt Flats in

Bonneville.

Next door is their adjacent business Frocks and

Shocks. Giftware, Jewellery, a unique range of

Obsolete Iron Motors can handle all

of your auto repair services including;

• Brake Service

• WOF

• Part Procurement

• Oil Change

• Cam & Timing

Belt Replacement

• Battery Health

Check

• Custom and Classic

Vehicle Repair

• Motorcycle

Servicing

ObsOlete IrOn MOtOrs

87 Main Road, Pleasant Point

(03) 614 7410 | www.obsoleteiron.com

clothing and memorabilia from year’s past line

the space. Stop by and pick up a coffee to go

as you browse for a hidden treasure.

All visitors are welcome, and Gilbert and

Sharon are happy to open up at off time, just

give them a call. This is a novelty location

taking you back in time. Obsolete Iron Motors

and Frocks & Shocks is a unique business,

two for the price of one and such a fun

novelty, you won’t want to miss it, so stop in

for a visit and see the wonder. 03 614 7410

obsoleteironmotors@gmail.com

Treasure

Trove

A

Trove Waiting for you

Giftware, jewellery, clothing

and memorabilia.

Come

&Visit!

At Obsolete Iron Motors

Ph: 03 614 7410

87 Main Road, Pleasant Point

Pleasant Point

DAIRY

camping at

pleasant point

ToP FRiEndly SERvicE

Pleasant Point

Camping Ground

• Ice Cream • Sweets

• Groceries • Snack Foods

• Newspapers • Chicken & Chips

• 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

Enjoy the scenic and enjoyable

campgrounds in Pleasant Point, which

is open on a seasonal basis between

mid-September to mid-May. The

campgrounds offer:

• 7 cabins

26 powered sites

• Ablution block

• Showers

• Kitchen

• Laundry

• Tent sites

Don’t forget to book your camping

site at the Pleasant Point Dairy 03

614 7515 or online with the Timaru

District Council. www.timaru.govt.nz/

community/facilities/motor-camps/

pleasant-point-motor-camp

Full workshop

24 hour after hours

payment terminal

Trailer hire

AoRAnGi MoToRS lTd

77 Main Road, Pleasant Point

Phone: 03 614 7260

Email: aorangimots@gmail.com

Pleasant Point Domain, State Highway 8,

1km 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 September – 31 May


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timaru

Premier AccommodAtion

exPlore timAru’s

heritAge At south

cAnterbury museum

A Quality Assured 4 star plus motel,

Aspen on King boasts 30 quiet units,

situated in a beautiful 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 spa baths), one full access two

bedroom unit, 2 luxury 3 bedroom units

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.

Their setting includes a quarter acre

lawn with 12 ft trampoline, swing &

slide, as well as a giant chess set. Enjoy

the free DVD library, WIFI and Six Sky

channels. There is ample parking.

They are proudly supporting South

Canterbury Cancer patients with fully

subsidised accommodation through

the Timaru Cancer Society.

For further information and reservations

contact your hosts, Terry and Karen

Wright on 0800 822 344 or visit www.

aspenonking.co.nz

The South Canterbury Museum in

Timaru is the ideal place for all ages

to explore the region’s nature and

history. Permanent exhibitions feature

stories about the local landscape, life

forms past and present, local Māori

history, European settlement and

social history up to the near-present.

Displays show hundreds of specimens

and artefacts, along with historic

images, touchscreens and audio-visual

presentations. A temporary exhibition

area features a changing array of

topics. The current exhibition, Live ‘n

Loud: Snapshots and Fragments from

Timaru’s Rock Music Scene 1980s-90s,

is running until late May. It will be

followed by Bullers’s Birds, a travelling

exhibition of native bird prints from the

19th century.

The South Canterbury Museum is open

Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 4:30

and weekends from 1pm. An archives

research area is open from 1:30 on all

days except Monday and Saturday,

giving access to rich archival resources.

The Museum is located on Perth Street,

downtown Timaru.

Kidstuff, A one stoP shoP

for children

Your Hosts Karen & Terry Wright

51 King Street, Timaru

03 688 3054

Freephone 0800 822 344

www.aspenonking.co.nz

Kidstuff is a family owned and operated

baby and children’s store located at

the south end of Stafford St. Kidstuff

prides itself on providing a fantastic

range of quality, affordable and unique

products. It is a treasure trove full of

fun, exciting things from dress-ups to

toys, books, puzzles and games, to

the cutest range of clothing and shoes.

Kidstuff will have you covered this

winter for all your essential needs from

jackets to umbrellas! Staff are friendly,

knowledgeable and passionate about

what they do. Plus, there are facilities

for your convenience such as a play

area and toilets. Visit in-store or check

out their website www.kidstuff.net.nz

Follow us on our interactive Facebook

page to keep up to date.

From fossils to fashions, discover our

region’s rich heritage

South Canterbury Museum

Perth Street

Downtown Timaru

www.museum.timaru.govt.nz


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QUIRKY MAGPIE FUN

WAIMATE

KINGSWOOD MOTEL

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There’s a new kid in Waimate, The Quirky

Magpie and customers are

leaving rave reviews for this

must stop shop.

Friends for more than

twenty years, Lorraine

and Lisa decided

to share their love

of products in a

fun and quirky

way. Homewares,

jewellery, art,

candles, flowers,

soaps, skincare,

merino, eco

products, vintage

and more to choose

from.

There’s something for

everyone in their inviting

environment. The Quirky

Magpie offers an eclectic mix of old

CHICKEN ART WORTH

THE STOP

When traveling along State Highway

1 between Oamaru & Timaru turn

off to Willowbridge and call into

Chicken Wire Creations, a gallery

with sculptures out of you guessed it,

chicken wire.

Artist Michelle Aplin took a detour after

school from her love of art to study

and become a Registered Nurse. She

worked in patient wards for many years

and when she emigrated from the UK

to New Zealand ten years ago with

her husband and son to Auckland, she

continued in the medical profession.

Since then her hobby of making

wire animals and human figures has

developed, enabling her a complete

change of vocation and lifestyle.

She now exhibits her chicken wire

sculptures within the beautiful mature

gardens of her home at Willowbridge

near Waimate. She has pieces in

the gallery which commemorate the

history of the property, while other

pieces relate to local topics, and others

are just for fun. Laminated write-ups

provide subject information for each

sculpture.

The artist spends time researching

sizing for scaling and studies muscle

and new treasures to decorate your

nest with a real focus on

showcasing local artwork

and talents.

Plan a trip to Waimate

or when you are

travelling through

make sure to stop

at The Quirky

Magpie to look at

all the beautiful

things.

Located opposite

the newly

refurbished Waimate

café & restaurant,

they are open Tuesday

through Friday 10 – 4pm,

most weekends 11am – 2pm

or call and make an appointment.

tone, movement, and human form,

as well as mystical and animal

characteristics of the subject of her

piece. Each layer of wire is cut and

manipulated by hand to achieve the

definition which brings it to life.

The Sculpture Garden is open every

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1000hrs-

1500hrs. $10 admission (no eftpos)

refreshments inclusive. Groups

welcome by appointment. Commission

ideas welcome. Call Michelle at

02102476923.

Waimate is growing leaps and bounds

and next time you visit the area plan

to spend the night at the Kingswood

Motel. Their newly refurbished rooms

are spacious, clean and comfortable.

The Kingswood Motel is in a prime

location for the area and guests are

leaving rave reviews.

The motel offers newly renovated

units. Six studios, 2 bedsits and four

2-bedroom units. Clean, affordable and

5 min walk to shop, cafes and dining.

TAME WALLABIES

While visiting Waimate, you must visit

the town’s famous Tame Wallaby Park

Sanctuary.

Gwen, the “Wallaby Lady” has

dedicated 43 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

Treasures

A COLLECTIVE OF OLD AND NEW

• Vintage and Retro

homeware and

furniture

• Showcasing local

talent

• Original and limited

edition artwork

• Houseplants

Pop in for something

different. We would

love to see you!

You can find us at 42 Queen Street,

Waimate opposite ‘The Waimate.’

SuMMEr hOurS

Open Tues – Fri,

10am – 4pm.

Most Sat and Sun,

11am – 2pm

Off-street parking and continental

breakfast available on request. 48 hour

cancellation policy applies.

Spend the night in Waimate at

Kingwood Motel, experience the

comfort near the outdoors.

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

Kingswood Motel

Waimate

John and Jen offer you a

warm welcome located close to town.

We have Sky TV and free Wifi.

Short stroll to the shops & restaurants.

Enjoy the comfort of Kingswood Motel.

16 Timaru Road, Waimate

Ph. (03) 689 8022 or 027 694 5633

E. kingswoodmotels@gmail.com

Sculpture

Garden

Willowbridge, Waimate

• Amazing wire scultures for

all the family

• Set in peaceful mature gardens

• Buy or commission a unique

sculpture

• Complementary refreshment

71 Willowbridge Settlement Road Friday – Sunday 10.00am – 3.00pm

Adults $10, Accompanied children free No eftpos/credit card facilities

For group booking call 021 0247 6923 www.chickenwirecreations.com

HOP TO THE

WALLABY PARK

EnkleDooVery Korna Waimate

Affordable Hands-on Adventure

• WALK AMONGST • TOUCH • FEED

• PHOTOGRAPH • OUR FAMOUS WALLABIES

Located North End of State Highway 82

on Bathgates Road, Waimate

Your host: Gwen Dempster-Schouten 03 689 7197 | Email: jenny_dempster@hotmail.com

NO EFTPOS OR CREDIT CARD FACILITIES

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

www.waimate.org.nz/tamewallabies


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OAMARU

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020

EXPERIENCE

THE AMBIANCE

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.

Whatever your journey, Northstar has

it all.

Founded The Oamaru after Trust an end manage to prohibition 4 businesses 1961, in the Oamaru hospitality Licensing industry

Trust including (OLT) a hotel, operates motel, four restaurants, businesses bars in and the a hospitality retail liquor industry: outlet

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Central areas. This Brewhouse means a great and Liquorland service, yummier Oamaru. food, Their amazing staff coffee strive & to

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into locals the and community visitors - alike. that's us, working for you 24 hours a day, 7 days

a week.

The Trust’s OLT proudly strives to supports provide North quality Otago accommodation, by both distributing food, beverage

its and profits entertainment to deserving for both community Oamaru projects, locals and and visitors also to acts the as area.

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the community. returned The OLT back - your into community, the community. your trust.

Quality dining and accommodation, Oamaru

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southern holiday destinations autumn-winter 2020

Discover Oamaru and journey

through the Waitaki District

Explore our unique geosites, learn about our vibrant past and be captivated by our wildlife.

Our Geo-wonderland

The Waitaki District is home to the Waitaki

Whitestone Geopark, an aspiring UNESCO Global

Geopark. It’s an area of international geological

significance, with a colourful history and unique

identity. Come and discover what makes our region

so special!

Oamaru Heritage Walking Tours

Step back in time and learn about Oamaru’s vibrant

colonial history on a 90-minute easy-paced walking tour

around Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct. Hear fascinating

stories from our knowledgeable local guides about the

town’s history and our beautiful limestone buildings. Did

you know that Oamaru has the most complete

streetscape of Victorian commercial buildings in New

Zealand? Come and see it for yourself and become

immersed in the town’s rich culture and heritage.

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Watch as Oamaru’s cutest residents, the little Blue Penguins,

standing just 30cm tall, come ashore at dusk each day at the

Blue Penguin Colony. You can also visit the colony by day,

explore the nesting area and learn about our research and

conservation programme headed by one of New Zealand’s

leading penguin experts. Did you know penguins can hold

their breath for longer than two minutes?

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail ®

Hire a bike and complete New Zealand’s longest, most

varied and scenic cycle trail, known as the “the jewel in the

crown” of New Zealand’s Cycle Trails. Ride along glacial

lakes, the Waitaki braided River, farmlands and rolling hills,

to end your epic cycle journey at the charming Oamaru port.

Take a selfie at the cycle trail finish line, with beautiful views

of the harbour and the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. Like

many others, you may well be tempted to come back!

Explore more at www.waitakinz.com & www.whitestonegeopark.nz

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OAMARU

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020

INSPIRATIONZ IS YOUR

ONE STOP SHOP

ENHANCE WOOL

Inspirationz offers the largest range of gifts in Oamaru.

An Aladdin’s cave of housewares, clocks, lamps, wall art,

pictures, mirrors, toiletries, kitchenware, linens, scarves,

babywear, jewellery and so much more.

Whatever the occasion, you will find an endearing gift for

men or women at Inspirationz.

Jan and her friendly team offer free gift wrapping... and

have been serving families and customers in Oamaru

and visitors from around the globe for more than 14

years. Vouchers are a big seller for that ‘hard to please’

person. NZ souvenirs are favourites with overseas

visitors.

Stop by Inspirationz’s in Oamaru and experience

their friendly service. It the locals favourite shopping

destination as they can find everything, they are looking

for under one roof.

BRYDONE WHOLEFOODS

EXPERIENCE THE FLAVOUR

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 nondairy.

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, dairy-free 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

Gifts for all occasions • Wide selection available

63 Thames Street, Oamaru • Ph 03 434 5477

Find us on Facebook at /inspirationz

BRYDONE

WHOLEFOODS STORE

ORgaNic & NaTuRaL FOOD SpEciaLiSTS

Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm

Saturday 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. Relax and enjoy

the warmth and peace in our coffee lounge.

As well as offering a courier service for out-oftown-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

BRYDONE

WHOLEFOODS

STORE

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. 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.

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

Laybys

welcome

125 Thames St, Oamaru

Tel: 03 434 2144 | Fax: 03 434 2145

Email: enhance.oamaru@gmail.com


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020

OAMARU

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ON TOUR WITH CYCLE

VENTURES

Cycle Ventures is an Oamaru cycle

company offering quality cycling

services on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle

Trail.

Cycle Ventures sells and hires out

e-bikes, so take your pick from any

of their mountain bikes, kids bikes

or car or tow-bar trailers. In need

of biking equipment? They have

you covered. Need a repair? Cycle

Ventures provides your solution.

Their team have expert knowledge

of the region which provides the

base for any of their amazing tours

as their love for the great outdoors

shines through. Join one of their

pre-planned tours or their team will

design an adventure just for you.

Which adventure are you interested

in? They offer riding trips from 2

hours to several days. Take a tour on

the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail or their

day adventures are always a big hit.

Interested in rock climbing? They can

help here to.

Cycle Ventures provides morning

shuttles to Duntroon so riders

can cycle back to Oamaru on the

last section of the magnificent

Alps2Ocean Trail. This includes a

54km section with 45kms of off road

highlights including riding through

a tunnel, over a bridge and through

limestone scenery.

Check out their tours at www.

cycleventures.co.nz or call them on

03 434 5010 / 021 894427

THE FORRESTER ART

GALLERY CELEBRATES

ITS REOPENING

The Forrester Gallery will reopen

to the public on Saturday 2

May 2020. The gallery has

been closed since December

2018 for building work and fire

compliance upgrades. This

work has been carried out in

sympathy with the original design

and intentions of the architect

while supporting the needs of a

contemporary art gallery.

The Forrester Gallery is housed

in a category 1 Heritage NZ

building, designed by preeminent

Victorian-era architect

RA Lawson. Originally a bank,

the building was commissioned

by the Bank of NSW in 1882

to upstage the Bank of Otago

building next door and it certainly

has an impressive street frontage

with its six Corinthian columns.

Visit the Gallery and wander

around the main floor to view

the artwork while admiring the

beautiful ornate plaster ceiling.

Ask our visitor host to show you

the original Bank Vault. Take a

journey upstairs via the original

hanging staircase to see more art

and take in the wonderful views

along Thames Street and out to

Oamaru Harbour.

Our exhibition programme is

dynamic and diverse and reflects

the importance of the art gallery

to the cultural wellbeing of the

Waitaki community. We present

artworks from our permanent

collections, regular touring

exhibitions, local craft and work

by local artists. Find out more

about our programmes and

collections by visiting our website

www.culturewaitaki.govt.nz. Find

us on Facebook, Twitter and

Instagram.

The Alps 2 Ocean

Cycle Trail Experts

FOR THE ALPS 2 OCEAN RIDER:

TOURS. BIKE HIRE. CLEAN &

CHECK SERVICES. A2O MERCHANDISE.

BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP • BIKE SALES

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES • BIKE HIRE

+64 21 894 427

WWW.CYCLEVENTURES.CO.NZ

INFO@CYCLEVENTURES.CO.NZ

REOPENING 2 MAY 2020

FORRESTER GALLERY

9 Thames Street, Ōamaru

info@forrestergallery.com

03 433 0853

Free Admission | Koha Welcome

We are a department of the Waitaki

District Council.

www.culturewaitaki.org.nz

OPEN

Tuesday through Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm

Weekends & Public Holidays 1pm to 4.30pm

Closed Good Friday, Xmas, Boxing & New

Year’s Day

Image: Forrester Gallery exterior


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OAMARU

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020

GREAT HOME-STYLE

COOKING

TRADITION AT ITS FINEST

No trip to Oamaru would be

complete without a visit to the Star

and Garter. An historic restaurant,

well known throughout the area

and beyond, the Star and Garter

specialises in good, honest, homestyle

cooking. Roast meals, lamb

shanks, fresh blue cod, and much

more. Their signature dish, seafood

chowder, is a firm favourite. They

also offer a wide range of gluten

free items, as well as dairy free,

THE ROOST CAFÉ

No trip to Oamaru would be

complete without a visit to the Star

and Garter. An historic restaurant,

well known throughout the area

and beyond, the Star and Garter

specialises in good, honest, homestyle

cooking. Roast meals, lamb

shanks, fresh blue cod, and much

more. Their signature dish, seafood

chowder, is a firm favourite. They

also offer a wide range of gluten

free items, as well as dairy free,

vegetarian, and vegan. They are

happy to customise any dish to your

requirements, and with a popular

children’s menu, the kids will be

happy too! They also cater parties,

weddings, and events, as well as

having accommodation. Built in the

1860’s, the Star and Garter has a

lovely charm of days gone by. Stop

in and enjoy good kiwi food and

hospitality.

vegetarian, and vegan. They are

happy to customise any dish to your

requirements, and with a popular

children’s menu, the kids will be

happy too! They also cater parties,

weddings, and events, as well as

having accommodation. Built in the

1860’s, the Star and Garter has a

lovely charm of days gone by. Stop

in and enjoy good kiwi food and

hospitality.

Thames Street is Oamaru’s modern

commercial hub and complements

the nearby historic precinct with

a variety of shops, services and

accommodation. Alongside its wide

thoroughfare and easy parking,

you’ll find well known stores and

franchises, locally owned boutiques

and a plethora of delightful cafes,

restaurants, pubs and hotels; among

them:

RealFood Pantry is just off Thames on

Eden Street and is home to quality

ingredients for baking, cooking and

treats. You’ll also find a selection of

organic and gluten free products, bulk

fruit and nuts, herbs and spices. Pick up

some international foods. They have a

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.

REAL FOOD PANTRY

supply of cake decorating and brewing

supplies. They offer a back to basics

approach to food and you will find a

range of recipes, new ideas and friendly

advice. They welcome their customers

to bring their own containers.

Friendly Staff, Delicious Food

in relaxed surroundings in Oamaru’s

oldest established restaurant

From award winning

Seafood Chowder to

Roast Meals, fresh Blue

Cod, Victorian Liver

& Bacon, and more.

Dairy-free, vegetarian

& gluten-free options.

Private Back Room.

Oamaru’s Oldest Restaurant

Call in and see Lisa and her staff for a welcome

and service that’s second to none.

Open 7 days, 11am till late

9 Itchen Street, Oamaru | Phone (03) 434 5246

SERIOUS FOOD & GOOD COFFEE

OAMARU

30 THAMES STREET

PH 03 434 1165

WARM & WELCOME AMBIENCE

BRUNO ROSSI COFFEE (FAIR TRADE)

Lagonda Tearooms

Open 7 Days

Fast Fresh Value Meals • Friendly Service

Robert Harris Coffee • Home Made Baking

Ice Creams • Milkshakes • FREE WIFI

Open Every Day Over Easter

Coach Travel Centre Agents For

Intercity, Atomic Shuttle, Etc.

Ph: (03) 434 8716

Grains & Flours

Peas, Beans & Lentils

Herbs & Spices

Organic & Gluten Free Products

International Foods

Cake Decorating Supplies

Brewing Supplies

Confectionery & Treats

10 EDEN STREET, OAMARU 9400

P 03 433 1433

M 027 357 6590

E info@realfoodpantry.co.nz


SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020

OAMARU & MOERAKI

13

PRESENCE ON HARBOUR

FLEURS PLACE

Presence on Harbour is situated an

old warehouse building in Oamaru’s

picturesque Victorian Precinct.

We are not your usual gift store

specialising in New Zealand arts and

crafts, kiwiana and merino possum

knitwear, call in and see for yourself.

Shop in person or online and you

will find gifts for all occasions

including weddings, engagements,

baby showers, housewarmings, or

simply an irresistible item to indulge

yourself! A variety of kiwiana easily

provides the ideal gift for friends and

relatives in New Zealand or those

overseas to remind them of home.

The selection at Presence on

BOOKS, BOOKS

AND MORE BOOKS

Harbour includes Oamaru-themed

gifts, plus wall art by New Zealand

artists and photographers. The

exquisite range of knitwear by Koru

and Native World features jackets,

cardigans, shrugs, ponchos socks,

accessories and children’s wear.

The inviting shop at 1 Harbour St

Oamaru is open 7 days a week and

welcomes customers to browse, buy

and enjoy the ambience of Presence

by name and by nature!

For further information and

inspiration call 027 4395170 or visit

www.presenceonharbour.co.nz.

Also, check them out on facebook

and instagram.

Fleurs Place in Moeraki Village has

been recognised nationally and

internationally for their delicious,

simply prepared fresh fish and locally

sourced produce. Dine in beautiful

surroundings by the sea which

surrounds three sides of the restaurant

located across the Bay from the iconic

Moeraki Boulders.

After 20 years at Oliver’s fine dining

restaurant in Clyde, Fleur Sullivan

followed her dream to live by the sea

and found herself “surrounded by fish

stock, cod livers, mussels, seaweed

and boats.”

The food at Fleurs Place is simply

superb and incorporates seasonal

delicacies like muttonbird.

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 the restaurants

fresh produce inventories.

Food lovers come from all across New

Zealand and the world to try their

simple, good, top notch menu.

Complete your meal with one of their

master dessert chef’s delectable

delicacies which will melt in your

mouth.

Fleur has been named Cuisine

Magazines first inaugural food legend

and Fleurs Place has been listed on

their top 100 restaurants to dine at in

New Zealand.

Fleurs Place offers you a dining

experience you’ll always remember.

Bookings are essential Phone: 03 439

4480

A PIECE OF PARADISE

Established in 1995, Slightly Foxed

Secondhand Books has a reputation

for good quality books at reasonable

prices. The shop buys and sells

books on all subjects, including

New Zealand; children’s; travel; art;

military; literature; fiction; history;

biography; religion; natural history;

gardening and cooking.

The bookshop has a Victorian style

atmosphere. Warmed in winter by

heat pumps and with comfortable

seating. The children’s book area

has a playhouse under the stairs and

features illustrations from Alice in

Wonderland. The proprietor wears

traditional style clothing and enters

purchases in a spring-back ledger.

All purchases are wrapped in brown

paper and tied with string.

Having visitors travel from further

a-field specifically to visit the

bookshop is the reward for hard work

and patience in the initial few years.

It is now enjoying its 23rd year in the

Historic Precinct of Oamaru.

Just 50m from the beach,

Moeraki Village Holiday Park

enjoys an idyllic setting close to

the famous Moeraki Boulders

and colonies of penguins and

seals. Hosts Kristina and Robbie

Mitchell welcome visitors from

all over the world to their “piece

of paradise” and provide a variety

of accommodation to cater for all

budgets.

As well as 6 self contained

motels, 3 self contained tourist

flats, 3 cabins and 30 tent/

caravan or motor home sites,

visitors will also appreciate

modern well equipped communal

kitchen and dining facilities, clean

shower blocks and guest laundry,

a TV lounge with Freeview TV,

internet and wireless access,

barbeques and children’s play

equipment.

Located on a curve of faultless

beach, there’s ample opportunity

for fishing and boating, deep sea

charter fishing, while wonderful

walks take you to Moeraki’s

unique rock formations and

wildlife including New Zealand’s

rare Hoiho or yellow-eyed

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

Fleurs Place

simple, fresh, naturally good food

QUALITY BOOKS

BOUGHT & SOLD

PRESENCE ON HARBOUR

GROOVY STUFF FOR GROOVY PEOPLE

Kahren Thompson

11 TYNE ST, (HISTORIC PRECINCT) OAMARU

PH 03-434 2155 EMAIL slightlyfoxed@actrix.co.nz

MERINO POSSUM KNITWEAR

NZ ART & QUALITY KIWIANA GIFTS

Open Daily except Christmas Day

1 Harbour Street, Oamaru

presenceonharbour@gmail.com

Tel: +64 27 439 5170

www.presenceonharbour.co.nz

facebook.com/presenceonharbour

instagram.com/presence_on_harbour

• Moeraki Boulders

• Yellow-Eyed Penguin Colony

• Beautiful Views • Motel Units

• Tourist Flats • Cabins

• Caravan Sites • Tent Sites

114 Haven Street, Moeraki, North Otago

Phone/Fax 03 439-4759

moerakivillageholidaypark@xtra.co.nz

Fish from the Moeraki fishing boats

• Bookings essential •

Phone 03 439 4480

www.fleursplace.com


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MACKENZIE

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020

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. Being the halfway

point between Twizel and Omarama on the Alps2Ocean

cycle trail, Lake Ohau is the perfect place to refuel and

stretch your legs. 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.

Experience the natural beauty, peace and tranquillity of

Lake Ohau Lodge.

MACKENZIE CAFÉ, BAR AND GRILL

For gastro-pub goodness treat yourself at Mackenzie

Café, Bar and Grill. Offering casual café style dining

during the day with a relaxed pub atmosphere in the

evening, you can choose from the a la carte or specialty

stone grill menu.

Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere while you visit the

wonders of Tekapo from night gazing to water sports.

Tekapo is a must stop destination.

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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I-SITE DUNEDIN

IS IN THE KNOW

KINGSGATE – THE IDEAL

LOCATION

i-SITE knows all the best things to

do, places to stay and ways to get

there. Plus, they’ll take care of the

bookings.

Every person who works at i-SITE

is a travel expert for their own

hometown, so they can help you to

find the sort of activities, attractions,

accommodation and transport that

only a local would know.

You can be sure that once you have

experienced the latest and greatest

of what one place has to offer, i-SITE

will help connect you with their

equally friendly i-SITE colleagues at

the next stop on your journey.

So, whether you’ve come around the

world or down the road you can rely

on i-SITE for expert local knowledge

and bookings throughout New

Zealand.

• Itinerary planning and information

• Bookings nationwide -

accommodation, transport, activities,

attractions

• Free maps, weather & mountain

safety information

• Local information - events,

attractions, restaurants & more!

them first and they will arrange

all your accommodation, tour and

sightseeing bookings in Dunedin and

Coastal Otago for no extra charge.

The i-SITE Visitor Centre has all the

convenience of a one-stop shop.

OPENING HOURS

Summer (November to March)

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm,

Saturday, Sunday 8.45am - 5.30pm

and Public Holidays: 9am - 5pm

During our busiest period (December

to February) we will open until 6pm

when demand arises.

DEPARTMENT OF

CONSERVATION

Located within the Dunedin i-SITE

Visitor Centre is the Department

of Conservation (DOC). Come in to

book your huts on the Great Walks,

purchase topographical maps and

get great advice on all the walks you

can do on DOC land.

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.

BOOK BEFORE YOU

ARRIVE

They can send you information and

brochures and answer any queries

you have. They try to respond

within 48 hours. They can book your

accommodation, travel, activities and

tours for Dunedin and anywhere else

in New Zealand prior to your arrival

to Dunedin. This is particularly useful

if you have several bookings to make

or require accommodation during a

peak period.

They do not add booking fees

and accept Visa and MasterCard

payments for bookings.

MAPS AND

BROCHURES

They have an extensive range of

track, walking and road maps which

includes detailed information on the

Dunedin and Coastal Otago Walks,

the Central Otago Rail Trail, the

Southern Scenic Route, Fiordland

National Park, Stewart Island and

much more!

Peruse their extensive range of

brochures, posters, maps and other

information about all regions of New

Zealand.

SOUVENIRS

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

IN DUNEDIN

When you arrive in Dunedin, visit

They have a range of unusual and

original Dunedin & New Zealand

souvenirs, from stamps and

postcards, to books and mementos.

EXPERT LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

and bookings throughout New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND’S OFFICIAL VISITOR INFORMATION NETWORK

i-Site and DOC Visitor Centre

50 The Octagon

PHONE 03 474 3300

EMAIL visitor.centre@dcc.govt.nz

WEBSITE www.isitedunedin.co.nz

SEE WHAT’S NEW IN DUNEDIN

• Centrally located in the heart of the city.

• Contemporary, north-facing rooms with wonderful views.

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

• Complimentary Moana Pool passes and full access to

Sky TV.

• Warm and authentic Kiwi service.

• Family friendly and fun.

KINGSGATE HOTEL DUNEDIN

10 Smith Street, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand

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

A MILLENNIUM HOTEL | www.millenniumhotels.com


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DUNEDIN

STOP BY

LAN YUAN,

DUNEDIN

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

Explore Dunedin’s

stories at one of

New Zealand’s most

innovative museums

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.

TOITU OTAGO SETTLERS

MUSEUM

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.

The gallery spaces at Toitū showcase

dozens of display cases filled with

intriguing objects which provide the

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

Encounters exhibition.

as comfortable seats for the adults’

tired legs. The archives and research

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.

OPEN DAILY 10am – 5pm

ADMISSION Adult $9.50

Under 13 FREE

ANNUAL PASS $21

Cnr Cumberland and Rattray Streets

(beside Toitū Otago Settlers Museum)

www.dunedinchinesegarden.com

03 477 3248

OPEN 7 DAYS | FREE ENTRY | FREE WIFI

10am – 5pm

31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

P (03) 477 5052

www.toituosm.com


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EMERSON’ S BREWERY

JOURNEY INTO THE

HEART OF NEW ZEALAND

WITH DUNEDIN

RAILWAYS

“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 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

Come on a journey with Dunedin

Railways into the rugged and

spectacular Taieri Gorge. Departing

daily from the iconic Dunedin

Railway Station, we make our way

into some of New Zealand’s most

ever-changing and iconic scenery.

Enjoy the Otago landscape as we

weave through farm, forest and lush

wilderness and travel over countless

bridges and viaducts. This can all

be experienced from the comfort

of an enclosed carriage, or you may

choose to visit the open-air platform

to capture some great photos. With

live onboard commentary, learn

more about the delights of our small

city and its fascinating surrounds,

as well as stories about the early

pioneers who built the historic rail

line. Our fully licensed on board café

cart is stocked with local beers and

wine, as well as a variety of snacks

for you to choose from. This is a 4.5-

hour return, all weather experience

that will suit individuals, families

or groups alike! Find out more at

dunedinrailways.co.nz or by calling

03 477 4449.

BrEWErY

TOUr

TAIERI GORGE

Weave through farm and forest vistas, sandstone tunnels

& lush wilderness as we ascend to this wondrous place.

Daily departures, 4.5 hour return train journey.

Brewery tours and tastings daily from 10am.

Taproom & Restaurant 10am till late.

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

www.dunedinrailways.co.nz dunedinrailways


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DUNEDIN

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A WILD WEEK

IN DUNEDIN

MONARCH CRUISES

BRINGS YOU UP CLOSE

TO NATURE

The 5th Wild Dunedin Festival of

Nature kicks off on 17 April in the

school holidays. Seventy nature and

wildlife activities will be happening

with plenty for children and many

free of charge. Suzy Cato is a special

guest. Visit Orokonui Ecosanctuary

on Earth Day, go stargazing, be a

plant detective at Larnach Castle,

take a wildlife spotting trip on

the Monarch Wildlife Cruise, see

albatross and penguins at the Royal

Albatross Centre, learn about sea

creatures at the Marine Studies

Centre, go to Quarantine Island, go

on a scavenger hunt, make kites, and

learn about NZ Sea Lions, Yellow-

Eyed Penguins, frogs, birds and

moths.

Wildlife movies, plus wild art, craft

and music will be happening, as

well as many events with a focus on

rewilding for adults.

Check out the programme at www.

wilddunedin.nz.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and

Instagram.

“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

When you come south for the

holiday and the Wild Dunedin

Festival of Nature – a cruise on

Monarch is a great way to get closer

to the unique wildlife of our southern

ocean.

You’ll benefit from the expertise

gained over MV Monarch’s 35

years of taking guests along Otago

Harbour and around Taiaroa Head to

share our special nature.

There are special trips offered during

the Wild Dunedin festival, or you can

join one of Monarch Wildlife Cruises

many options.

You can drive yourself to Weller’s

Rock for the invigorating one hour

wildlife cruise. You can see huge

Northern Royal Albatrosses on their

nests and maybe soaring past the

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 petfriendly

motels in Dunedin.

With 16 units ranging from cosy

studios to one or two bedroom units

including 3 wheelchair access unit,

Garden Motel can welcome couples,

family groups, sports teams and

business guests. “We are passionate

about our family and our business,

enjoy meeting people from all walks

boat on their three metre wings. At

sea there are different albatross and

other seabirds. If you’re lucky you

might spot dolphins, blue penguins

or a large NZ sealion. On the rocks

you’ll see NZ fur seals.

You can take half or full day tour

options, with transport from Dunedin,

and all feature a wildlife cruise. They

include a visit to Penguin Place, the

Royal Albatross Centre, or Larnach

Castle. The Sundowner tour leaves

Dunedin at 3.30pm and offers a

wildlife cruise, albatross colony tour,

fish and chip dinner and then as it

gets dark you watch the little blue

penguins return ashore.

For further information go online at

www.wildlife.co.nz or call 0800 666

272.

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

GET CLOSER TO SOUTHERN OCEAN WILDLIFE

royal albatross - fur seals - blue & yellow-eyed penguins - larnach castle

3 x NZ

TOURISM

AWARD

WINNERS

WILDLIFE CRUISES & OTAGO PENINSULA TOURS

DUNEDIN // NEW ZEALAND

freephone: 0800 666 272

website/bookings: wildlife.co.nz


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WORLD CLASS

STATELY HOME

Larnach Castle is undoubtedly one

of New Zealand’s finest historic

homes and in 2017 this property was

endorsed by Heritage New Zealand

as a ‘Landmark Property’. Not only is

this title a testament to the wealth of

its builder, but to the current owners

who have restored and revitalised it for

the benefit of visitors from around 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.

The 3000 square foot ballroom is

still used for weddings and balls and

the castle boasts the only Georgian

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 closeup

views of these magnificent birds in

their world famous breeding colony.

Bookings advised.

Pukekura is home to a wide range of

other bird and marine life. Albatross,

seals, cormorants and penguins have

all colonised the headland.

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

hanging staircase in the Southern

Hemisphere.

Part of the romance and intrigue of

the castle today is the tragic history of

its owner. Larnach shot himself after

a scandal involving his wife and the

building was subsequently used as

a mental hospital and later to billet

troops.

Years of neglect finally came to an end

when the Barker family purchased it in

1967 and painstakingly restored and

developed it to its present condition.

During the April school holidays

they sponsor a Plant Detectives

competition, details here - https://

www.larnachcastle.co.nz/Larnach-

Castle-Events/Larnach-Castle-Plant-

Detectives

This competition is part of the Wild

Dunedin Festival and an event you

don’t want to miss.

Check out their excellent daily deals

during the autumn and winter seasons

for Larnach Lodge which offers guests

three styles of accommodation; Camp

Estate - positioned 500 metres from

the front gate of the Castle, offering

luxurious decor and total privacy;

Larnach Lodge, in the grounds of

the castle and has 12 bedrooms with

private facilities , while Castle Stable

Stay is the perfect choice for budget

conscience travellers.

All house guests may dine in the

restored dining room of the only

genuine castle in New Zealand.

Superbly located on the Otago

Peninsula, Larnach Castle captures the

romance and history of the past. Enjoy

the café, pentaquin pit and a gift shop.

Email info@larnachcastle.co.nz

www.larnachcastle.co.nz

DON’T

MISS

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. 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. With

the increased financial support from

visitors the penguin population has

flourished with 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..

Tours begin every evening at dusk

from the Royal Albatross Centre and

last for approximately 75 minutes. Stop

by the onsite Café and Souvenir Shop.

Reservations are highly recommended.

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

Kids Go Free!

Valid for New Zealand School Holidays

Children must be accompanied by 1 paying adult

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

Dunedin NZ

03 478 0499

albatross.org.nz

World’s only mainland

Royal Albatross breeding colony


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ALEXANDRA & CLYDE

STAY AT THE HISTORIC DUNSTAN HOUSE IN CLYDE

Stay at Dunstan House in the comfort and

elegance of yesteryear and discover Clyde’s

hidden treasures; the wineries, restaurants and

galleries all set amid a rich gold mining history.

Offering boutique accommodation, guests will

find our rooms offer authentic elegant turn-ofthe-century

style, including some with deep

clawfoot baths to relax in. This mix of modern

conveniences and comfort provides a unique

experience.

Special occasions, functions and weddings are

easily catered for in our beautiful dining room.

The Dunstan House licensed café is noted for

food, local wines and ambience. Our food is

fresh, made from local produce and uses “real”

ingredients, we can cater for intimate or larger

groups. Ride the trails in summer, ski the slopes in

winter, or just enjoy that special getaway.

A WARM ALEXANDRA WELCOME

Alexandra Holiday Park offers, not only a safe

haven and warm welcome but an exceptional

discovery experience. Photo opportunities all year

round in our landscape – with hot dry summers,

beautiful leaf colourings in autumn, frosts in

winter and the burst of life including blossom in

spring.

There is a varied selection of accommodation

to suit all budgets including: 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 up to

29.

Clean and comfortable facilities are

complemented by a TV room, internet access,

play area, laundry and even an ablution block

that’s centrally heated in winter!

Located close to the Otago Rail Trail, Aquatic

Centre and golf course, Alexandra Holiday Park

is also an ideal base to enjoy fishing, walking,

mountain biking, 4WD off-roading, plus skating

and curling in winter, as well as the renowned

vineyards, wineries, cafes and restaurants of the

district.

Hour Place (Alexandra Holiday Park) being

approximately an hour drive to/from Wanaka,

Queenstown, Lake Hawea, Naseby, Ranfurly and

St Bathans makes it a great place to stay any time

of the year.

Ph 03 448 8297 or email info@ahp.nz or visit www.

ahp.nz

ALEXANDRA

HOLIDAY PARK

44 Manuherikia Rd, Alexandra

Ph: (03) 448 8297

info@ahp.nz www.ahp.nz

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

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

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

“Great for a getaway in sunny Central Otago”

Boutique accommodation

& licensed café in Clyde

This beautifully restored 1899 Heritage Hotel on main street

historic Clyde offers a unique boutique bed and breakfast

experience.

Stay at Dunstan House in the comfort and elegance of yesteryear

and discover Clyde’s hidden treasures, the wineries, restaurants

and galleries all set amid a rich gold mining history.

The perfect venue for special occasions, functions and weddings.

The ambience of the building combines easily with the licensed

café and bar featuring local foods and wines.

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

special getaway.

29 Sunderland Street,

Clyde, Central Otago,

P 03 449 2295

E info@dunstanhouse.co.nz

www.dunstanhouse.co.nz


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21

SHOWCASING CLYDE’S HERITAGE

Located in the historic township of Clyde, a newly

renovated 120-year-old building named The

Lord Clyde is the latest string to the picturesque

town’s bow. The owners of this grand old hotel,

David and Andrea Ritchie together with Andrea’s

sister Victoria Hansen, have authentically restored

the double-storied schist building whilst adding

contemporary touches in keeping with a B&B

accommodation that has a boutique hotel feel.

Nine elegant, light and graciously decorated

ensuite rooms are complemented by a spacious

guest lounge and dining room, where a

memorable The Lord Clyde breakfast is served

each morning to guests.

Victoria Hansen is the host of The Lord Clyde,

living on-site and always available to assist with

enquiries on attractions in the area such as wine

tasting, cycling and walking tracks, cruising

the Clutha River, 4-wheel drive trips, heritage

discoveries and much more.

Finally, after a busy day exploring Central Otago

guests can enjoy a drink in The Lord Clyde’s pretty

private garden, or by the fire in winter, and then

wander across the road to dine at the awardwinning

Olivers Restaurant and Bar.

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.

34 Sunderland Street, Clyde | P 03 449 2600

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

Showcasing

CLYDE’S HERITAGE

Sophisticated luxury accommodation

Restored 120-year-old stone building

with 9 en-suite rooms

Clyde, Central Otago | P 03 9767 909

www.thelordclyde.co.nz


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CLYDE

The Colour of Anxiety by Eric Schusser

The Colour of Anxiety

by Eric Schusser

ART

EXHIBITIONS

YOU DON’T

WANT

TO MISS

Lynne Wilson

- Revival solo

exhibition.

For Eade Gallery owners Melanie and Rex Eade

showcasing the work of Central Otago artists is

an important part of the Clyde venture. Located in

Holloway Street the gallery has an ever changing

and diverse selection of local art on display

from paintings, jewellery, ceramics, woodwork,

photography, reproduction prints, posters and

cards to indoor and outdoor sculpture.

The gallery’s purpose designed outdoor sculpture

area showcases outworks in their natural setting.

“Sculpture is definitely having a moment with

an upturn in outdoor works,” says Melanie. “We

recently introduced Richie Knight who works in

cast aluminium and his two works “The Diver” and

“The Dress” were much admired in the gallery

before selling quickly. We are delighted to have

more of his work coming.”

John Van Beek’s Wire Art sits beautifully in

Central’s desert like tussock clad terrain as does

Anneke Bester’s elegant, bronze female forms.

Season finale of monthly solo exhibitions:

“THE COLOUR OF ANXIETY”

ERIC SCHUSSER SOLO

EXHIBITION

March 29 – April 23

As a full-time photographic artist for the past

four years Eric Schusser is best known for his

black and white fine art photography and social

documentary work.

Eric’s solo exhibition has been inspired by the

Australian bushfires.

“Waking up on New Year’s Day and seeing the

eerie glowing sky and smoke from the Australian

bushfires I thought immediately ‘welcome to our

future’. Photographically through this series of

work I want to convey a warning but also I want to

share the beauty of our land.”

LYNNE WILSON - REVIVAL

SOLO EXHIBITION

April 26 – May 24

Lynne Wilson discovered the art of working with

clay and the Raku Kiln in 2004. She says the Raku

method of firing ceramics is risky and exciting.

Lynne’s solo exhibition is an eclectic body of work.

“This follows the Japanese practice of Kintsugi

that offers the opportunity to repair and enhance

pieces that have already been made but have

suffered thermal shock or have failed glazes along

with post firing additions of gold leaf, acrylic paint

and inks.”

“Curating Revival has caused me to re-evaluate

my work past and present. Seeing a progression

of thought and technique offers a tantalising

glimpse of the future.”

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 selfguided

or supported, from one to nine days

in duration. It also operates two independent

bike shops (Clyde and Cromwell) retailing wellrecognised

Scott, Trek, Merida, Specialized and

Avanti brands and a great range of accessories

and clothing, all combined with full workshops

for sorting any issues. Hire bikes from the shop in

Clyde and “The Gate”, Cromwell!

Electric bikes are presently taking the cycling

industry by storm and Bike It Now! is at the

forefront of the E-Bike revolution. E-Bikes

complement traditional bikes attracting many new

people into cycling, especially effecting the social

side of it as cyclists of all levels can now ride

together.

“The market for E-Bikes is huge - maybe older

people looking for a bit of exercise or young

families who want to explore the cycle trails –

whatever, the E-Bikes mean riders can do longer

rides.” Their E-Bike motto is “RIDE MORE, RIDE

FURTHER, ENJOY”

Options to consider over the winter 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. Bike It Now! provides

its customers with the personal touch and your

experience is always “all about you!”

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

E A D E G A L L E R Y

Paintings

Jewellery

Photography

Ceramics

Sculpture

Wood work

Reproduction posters,

prints & cards

Vouchers

Picture Framing

NEW

Retail &

Workshop

2E The Mall, Cromwell

Bike Hire

The Gate,

Cromwell

“Sensational Service”

Muzza_W23 Trip Advisor

“We had the Best Time”

GHILL2020

“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

OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 10AM

Holloway Street, Clyde, Central Otago I Tel: 021 265 3358 / 027 286 0438 I melanie@eadegallery.co.nz, rex@eadegallery.co.nz

www.facebook.com/eadegallery I www.eadegallery.co.nz


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CENTRAL OTAGO WINERIES & CROMWELL

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RIVER ROCK ESTATE

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 -5pm during the

winter months.

Accommodation at River Rock

HARVEST HOTEL

Harvest Hotel at The Gate Hospitality

& Tourist Centre, Cromwell’s only

hotel, has a long-established

reputation for iconic Central Otago

views from all of its 47 rooms. And

with its natural wood cladding

and steep pitched roofline, not to

mention spacious grounds, Harvest

Hotel has plenty of street appeal,

too. Being alongside Cromwell Gold

Course and across the road from the

Wooing Tree Vineyard also scores

big ticks with guests.

Now the hotel has something

more to offer. Almost all rooms

have recently been refreshed and

refurbished to a high standard.

Bathrooms were transformed, French

doors opening onto a deck or patio

were double glazed and climate

control added to give guests control

over the degree of cooling or heating

that suits them best.

The refurbishment of Harvest Hotel

rooms is one of the final steps in

a multi-million dollar project that

Estate comprises Vineyard ensuite

rooms that cater for two adults and

a cottage that is designed for four

adults. Also, a powered site for a fully

self-contained camper van. 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 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

transformed the hotel and its bar

and café into The Gate Hospitality &

Tourist Centre.

What was the public bar is now the

hunting lodge themed Five Stags Bar

and Restaurant and is proving hugely

popular with locals, guests and

passing travellers, as is the Forage

Information Centre & Café. In the

gallery linking Five Stags and Forage

is another winning feature and that

is the toilets which many rate as the

South Island’s best.

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.

The owners Steve and Thea

Farquharson 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.

Nevertheless, owning and developing

a vineyard was still a sharp learning

curve.

The Central Otago location gives a

perfect mix of sub regional climates

Boutique Vineyard & Winery

Vineyard Accommodation

Cellar Door

Wine Tastings & Sales

Open 7 Days, 11am - 5pm

1 Shortcut Road, Cromwell.

Ph 021 270 5518

CROMWELL’S HOSPITALITY AND VISITOR CENTRE

CNR HIGHWAY 8B & BARRY AVENUE, CROMWELL

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.

The Cellar Door

is open 7 days

Summer 10am-

5pm, Winter 11am-

4pm.

Wine Tasting • Sales • Platters

Open 7 Days

SummeR: 10am – 5pm

WinteR: 11am – 4pm

Summer and Winter

menus available

Bookings Recommended

64 Shortcut Road, Cromwell. Ph: 03 445 4142

cellardoor@wooingtree.co.nz

www.wooingtree.co.nz






















EMAIL: info@thegate.nz NZ FREEPHONE: 0800 104 451 PHONE: + 64 3 445 1777 FAX: + 64 3 445 1776 WEB: www.thegate.nz


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SPEND THE DAY

IN CROMWELL

BLOWN AWAY BY

HÖGLUND ART GLASS

Cromwell is full of so many amazing

activities and sights, it can be hard

to decide what you should do first. If

you only have one day in Cromwell,

here is a fun itinerary to give you a

taste of what the town and district

can offer.

ONE DAY IN

CROMWELL

1. Eat a Cromnut

Start your morning at the Cromwell

Bakery in the Mall with a delicious

coffee and a Cromnut. Get them

while they’re hot and fresh – and

while there are still in the cabinet!

They get snapped up pretty quickly,

so make sure to call ahead and order

when coming with a big group.

Cromwell Bakery, 73 The Mall, 03 445

1178

2. Visit Highlands

With your caffeine fix sorted, head

to Highlands to get your adrenaline

fix. Challenge your mates to a round

or two of go-karts, race around the

track at 180 km/h in the Highlands

Taxi, and visit the Highlands Museum

for an amazing display of NZ and

international motoring history.

Highlands, Corner SH6 and Sandflat

Road, 03 445 4052

3. Lakeside lunch at Armando’s

After a morning spent whizzing

around, you will be ready to take

things slower during lunchtime.

Take a stroll through the Cromwell

Heritage Precinct and then take a

seat at Armando’s Kitchen for some

of the best, authentic Italian food in

the region.

Armando’s Kitchen, 71 Melmore

Terrace, 03 445 0303

4. Four Barrels Walking Wine Trail

No trip to Cromwell will be complete

without sampling some of the wines

the region has to offer. A fantastic

way to explore Cromwell’s wines is

going on the Four Barrels Walking

Wine Trail. The 8 km loop track starts

at Misha’s Vineyard, takes you along

Lake Dunstan to Aurum Wines, along

the backroads and farmland to Scott

Base, and then back again to Wooing

Tree Wines. The trail can easily be

completed in half a day (including

tastings), but the cellar doors can

also be visited via car if the day is

proving a bit short.

Search: Four Barrels Walking Wine

Trail

Cromwell may be a small town

but the attractions are popular. It is

always a good idea to call ahead

to the attractions you are planning

on visiting to book your spot and to

double-check opening hours.

The King of Sweden has one. The

King of Tonga has several. Clinton’s

have a collection and so has Elton

John. What? Pieces of glass from

Höglund Art Glass, of course.

Höglund Art Glass has a reputation

which extends beyond the shores

of New Zealand. Created by glass

artists Ola Höglund and Marie

Simberg-Höglund and their family,

their stunning glass is sought after

worldwide by avid collectors and

people who appreciate the beauty

and skill evident in each blown piece.

Ola and Marie have been dedicated

to the development of their

distinguished art glass that are held

in galleries and private collections

around the world for the past 38

years and the Höglund glassblowing

dynasty is one of our national

treasures.

Well established in Nelson they have

recently launched the Höglund Art

Glass Gallery in Central Otago. Marie

says their two sons will continue

making glass at the glassblowing

studio in Nelson while Marie and Ola

are very enthusiastic about building a

glass studio beside the new Central

Otago gallery as soon as possible,

located at their new home on state

highway 6 between Cromwell and

Wanaka.

This glass gallery also displays

paintings, artwork and jewellery

which has drawn a steady following

with locals and visitors to the region.

Once purchased the artwork can be

shipped around the world.

The Höglund Art Glass Gallery is

open to visitors seven days and is

clearly signposted on State Highway

6 between Wanaka and Cromwell.

(55 mins drive from Queenstown)

Tel: 03 442 7210 1767 Luggate-

Cromwell Road, Central Otago www.

hoglundartglass.com

HERITAGE, VISTAS, ADVENTURES, AND VINES

ONE AMAZING DESTINATION

WWW.CROMWELL.ORG.NZ

www.cromwell.org.nz

Höglund Art Glass Gallery

World renowned blown glass

& glass jewellery.

Nelson glass artists

Ola and Marie Höglund

recently opened a glass gallery

in their new home

on state highway 6 between

Cromwell and Wanaka.

Visitors welcome

OPEN DAILY

Höglund Art Glass Gallery

1767 Luggate-Cromwell Road 9383

Central Otago

Phone 03 442 7210

www.hoglundartglass.com


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CROMWELL TOWN AND

COUNTRY CLUB

CROMWELL

HERITAGE PRECINCT

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

EXPERIENCE LAKE

DUNSTAN BY BIKE

Cromwell Heritage Precinct (CHP)

Bike Rentals is located on the shores

of stunning Lake Dunstan in the

historic Wisharts Building. The new

Lake Dunstan cycle trail follows the

edge of Lake Dunstan to Smiths

Way via Pisa Moorings, then to the

Bannockburn Bridge/Felton Road

(Vineyard & Winery Central). Take

a wine tour by bike/e-bike and ask

about the picnic options available

through Armando’s.

The second part of the 52km track

follows the edge of Lake Dunstan

and the Kawarau River through the

Cromwell Gorge to Clyde.

Their rental bike fleet includes

LLEVANT Boost, 11 speed electric

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.

mountain bikes which features the

powerful but intuitive Shimano

E8000 E-MTB system, Rockshox

front suspension and Maxxis tyres.

The AVANTI Competitor 1, 11

speed bikes are built with the high

performance Avanti ultralight alloy

frame with trail bike geometry,

Rockshox front suspension and 29”

wheels.

For the little ones they have: AVANTI

20” and 24” bikes along with tow

behinds and baby seats. Pannier

bags, rear seat post racks and gel

seat covers are available upon

request.

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 mideighties,

this heritage 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,

a colourful fibre artist and a plant

expert and maker of herbal creams

and perfumes. There are also

unique gift outlets and three great

cafes. A newcomer to the precinct

is Cromwell Heritage Precinct Bike

Rentals, perfectly located to rent

bikes to those wanting to experience

the new cycle trail that runs through

the precinct.

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, fairy doors 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.

ANDERSON PARK MOTEL

OFFERS THE HEART OF

CROMWELL

Relax and enjoy the peace, privacy

and comfort of their recently

refurbished rooms. Studios, one

bedroom and 2 bedroom units are

available to accommodate the sole

traveller to a family.

Only 5 minutes from the shops and

town centre, you have access to

everywhere as you are centrally

located.

Spacious lawns with outdoor seating

and barbeque facilities area available

for your gatherings. Enjoy nature as

you are surrounded by cherry and

other fruit trees.

All units are situated on the ground

floor and include kitchenettes, Skye

TV and WIFI. They have a children’s

playground and are pet friendly (on

application). There is ample parking

for each unit plus additional parking

for boats and trailers.

Enjoy the quality and affordable

accommodation as you enjoy the

heart of Cromwell and Central Otago,

a very special area of New Zealand.

ANDERSON

PARK MOTEL

--- Cromwell, New Zealand ---

An Ideal Base to Explore Central Otago From

On Holiday in Cromwell?

Are you a Club Member?

9 Gair Avenue, Cromwell

0800 220 550 | 03 445 1523

andersonpark@xtra.co.nz

www.andersonparkmotel.co.nz

• BBQ Area

• Playground

• Guest Laundry

Your host: Geoff

• Spacious Grounds

• Free Wifi and SKY TV

• Pet Friendly

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

Located in the Old Historic

Wisharts Smithy building

with the new Lake Dunstan

Cycle trail just a few metres

from the front doors.

• Open 7 days a week

• E-Bikes, trail bikes, cruiser

bikes, kids bikes, tag alongs,

child seats

• Bike + Armando’s Gourmet

picnic hamper packages

Bookings 021 527323

rod@chpbikerentals.co.nz

www.llevant.co.nz/rentals.html


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OBJECTS OF ART

Located in the heart of Cromwell

Heritage Precinct, the workshop

of Les Riddell is a wonderland of

handcrafted jewellery, art objects

and curios. Aptly touting the name

‘Objects of Art’, everything found in

the gallery has a one off, creative

appeal. Whether it is

constructed from gold,

silver or platinum,

bone, antler or

stone, there is

something for

everyone. Custom

made work is only

limited to your

imagination and

insured worldwide

shipping helps you

get it back home.

Many a customer has

entered with the trepidation of

receiving a rustic root canal. While

much of the equipment is related

to that found in dental venues, Les

assures his visitors that though he

can offer a long, slow root canal,

trying on an array of glittering rings

CROMWELL’S ITALIAN

CONNECTION

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 Old Cromwell Precinct. Next

time you’re in Cromwell, make a

will be much more satisfying. After

all, the Murrell cottage once stood

as the simultaneous office of the

local dental clinic, watchmakers and

mayoral seat, all held by the talented

Mr Murrell. 120 years later, Les has

brought the cottage’s use full

circle - though he has

yet to run for mayor. A

pretty clever fellow,

we wouldn’t put it

past him.

Stop in on

your visit to

the Heritage

Precinct. You will

be inspired by the

finished jewellery

and be able to view it

all in the making through

the gallery windows!

Cromwell Heritage Precinct

71 Melmore Terrace, Unit 4A

Cromwell

PH: 03 445 3094

www.objects-of-art.co.nz

sales@objects-of-art.co.nz

point to eat at Armando’s Kitchen. A

meal worth stopping for.

Hours are subject to the

season - please call to

confirm 03 445 0303

Monday, Tuesday

&Wednesday: 9am -

4pm

Thursday, Friday

&Saturday: 9am-8:30pm

Sunday: 8:30am - 4pm

www.armandoskitchen.com

Facebook - Armando’ s Kitchen

OCTA GALLERY

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,

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

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

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.

Objects Of Art Ltd

Old Cromwell Town Art

Specialising in custom made

jewellery and art objects from

new and recycled materials

Art Gallery & Workshop

Specialising in works on paper

Italian Cooking in Cromwell (old Cromwell Precinct)

A treasure trove of:

Homeware | Gifts | Toys

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

• 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 Friday and Saturday

Check our website or Facebook for evening hours

Armando’s Kitchen Italian Cafe

71 Melmore Terrace, Old Cromwell Precinct

Ph. 03 445 0303 @armandoskitchen

armandoskitchen@gmail.com www.armandoskitchen.com

Designer pre-loved clothes

• • •

Open every day 10am till 4pm

Cromwell Heritage Precinct

Ph. 03 445 1387

gailsequoiafinewares@gmail.com


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WANAKA HOTEL

Wanaka’s only Town Centre Hotel,

Wanaka Hotel occupies a prime

site with magnificent views of the

lake and foreshore. Welcoming

locals and visitors alike, this 3 Star

hotel offers a range of facilities

including accommodation, public

bar, TAB, pokies, two restaurants

and café.

The café is open for breakfast,

lunch or coffee and cake, there is

authentic Mexican fare at Amigo’s

or you can treat yourself to the

Bullock Bar’s Steakhouse menu.

A HOLIDAY PARK

TO BE CLOSE

TO NATURE

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 selfcontained

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

Accommodation is comfortable

and affordable with double, twin

and triple rooms all with ensuite

facilities.

The location is brilliant for

lakeside activities in summer and

convenient for getting to other

attractions like Puzzling World,

Wanaka Museum. You are also

in the heart of the shopping

precinct. Renowned for its relaxed

atmosphere, Wanaka Hotel is the

place to stay this summer!

well as a large grass play area. It

is a lovely walk into town along

the lakeside where you will find a

variety of shops, bars and a huge

selection of eateries.

Our park is the ideal base to enjoy

the many recreational and sporting

activities that Wanaka has to offer

of outdoor activities in the hot and

dry Otago summers, including

tramping, lake cruises, skydiving,

as well as superb skiing choices in

the winter. The jewel at the heart of

the region is Mt Aspiring National

Park, where you can hike, jet boat

or even take a helicopter ride to

see our stunning glaciers.

Take time to explore our

spectacular piece of paradise – it

will seduce you with its beauty and

urge you to stay longer. We look

forward to having you stay with us

soon.

A SUMMER

HORIBBILIS

Puzzling World, like many operators

have endured a summer full of

external events that has tested

the resolve of the iconic Wanaka

attraction. December brought the

heaviest rain and floods seen in 20

years, washing out roads for weeks,

badly impacting tourist travel.

January and February was marked

by the emergence of Coronavirus,

virtually wiping out Chinese New

Year trade. Power outages caused

by winds completed the trio of

disasters, however, refurbishments

and major plans to expand the

operation have been ongoing

despite the adversities.

A major refurbishment in the kitchen,

coffee service and Puzzle Centre

areas has been completed allowing

them to expand and improve their

cafe offering and concept plans are

also in for a new conference, day

event and office block to be added

above the current courtyard/gift

shop area.

By adding further impossible or

useless inventions by USA’s Matt

TEST YOUR

BRAIN

at Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness

ILLUSIONS

www.puzzlingworld.co.nz

MAZE PUZZLE CAFE GIFTS

Benedetto to their «Un-useless»

exhibition, launching a virtual 3D tour

for agents, installing new terminal

software and plans to launch a new

website it certainly hasn’t been a

time to dwell on crisis’s but more

chance to focus on opportunities,

after all the Chinese word is the

same for both!

MT ASPIRING

HOLIDAY PARK

• 10 acres of

restful park like

surroundings

• Tent sites -

powered and

unpowered

• Self contained

units - sleeps 2-7

• Basic cabins

- sleep 5

• Communal

Bathroom &

Kitchen

• Swimming pool,

spa, playground &

trampoline

• Easy walk to town

WAnAkA’S only

toWn centre hotel

- enjoy spectacular lake and mountain views

217 Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka 9305, NZ

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

www.mtaspiringholidaypark.co.nz

71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka - Ph 0800 473 288

www.wanakahotel.co.nz


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SOUTHLAND

SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020

EXPERIENCE AUTUMN

IN SOUTHLAND

Giant Chess Set - Oban - Air New Zealand.

Bill Richardson Transport World

- Air New Zealand

Journey

south today

Leaves are changing, check out the

colours and make the most of some

cultural activities off the beaten track

in Southland. The warm and friendly

locals are down to earth, and the old

Scottish influence remains strongly

represented through street and town

names and the way the locals still

roll their r’s.

For lovers of seafood you can’t

miss visiting the port town of Bluff

– particularly from March to August

when the famous Bluff oysters are in

season. Grown in the deep icy waters

of the Foveaux Strait, they take

longer to reach maturity and as such

have an intensity of flavour which

is highly sought after. The quaint

fishing town is an attraction in itself,

with a charming heritage facade void

of the extensive commercialism and

materialistic developments which

overwhelm so many villages, it

creates a feeling of nostalgia almost

like it was forgotten in time. Whilst

there let the weather guide your

activities towards deep sea fishing

adventures, the Lighthouse Gallery,

Maritime Museum, Bluff Hill Lookout,

various hikes or Stirling Point – which

the beginning – or end of the iconic

State Route 1.

Southland offers a variety of walking

opportunities, from gentile shorts

walks through native bush to a range

of multi day hikes and ultimate hiking

experiences. Discover short walks

like Mores Reserve, Dolamore Park

and Forest Hill through to epic multi

day walks such as the Rakiura Track,

one of NZ’s Great Walks and the

Hump Ridge Track. Autumn is the

perfect time to enjoy the beautiful

seasonal colours and explore the

region.

History buffs will be spoilt for

choice in Southland with an array

of museums harbouring various

treasures scattered throughout the

region. But don’t be fooled, this

isn’t just for history fanatics, these

are more like art galleries with a

wide palette of colour schemes,

engineering marvels and locals’

stories. Take the time to visit the

famous Te Hikoi museum in Riverton,

the Eastern Southland Art Gallery

with national collections guaranteed

to surpass your expectations,

Croydon Aviation Museum, Hokonui

Moonshine Museum (whiskey),

Classic Motorcycle Mecca, Bill

Richardson Transport World and

Tumu Toka Curioscape at Curio Bay,

a world class ‘gateway experience’

and interactive centre especially

designed to share the unique stories

of this amazing place on the edge of

time.

Autumn is also a magical, colourful

time in Southland. The native

forests and rolling hills are green

all year round but autumn sees the

landscape picture-perfect against

bright, blue skies. It is the ideal time

for discovering what the region has

to offer, from remote beaches, to

numerous bush walking tracks, plus

waterfalls and wildlife along the way.

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