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Treasures galore at the
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
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. Customers drive from
Enjoy kiwiana at the
Berry Barn Bakery
near and far to The Cottage Pantry
and like to share their feedback of
Erica happily said, “just love the
shortbread mix! I have to place a
permanent order now.”
Kathleen shared her thoughts, “this is
such an interesting shop and gallery.
Wonderful gifts for male and female,
wonderful art work.”
And Christina wrote, “Amazing
awesome wee shop full of delightful
treasures as well as essential
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Facebook – Cottagepantrygeraline
Open 7 days.
Experience the taste and
environment of Kiwiana at
the Berry Barn Bakery & Cafe.
Have fun looking at the new
mural reflecting the history of
NZ, showcasing many points
of interest, and highlighting
Enjoy choosing between
indoor or outdoor seating. Be
captivated by the live beehive
on display. As you relish in the
environment, your tastebuds
will have a variety of foods to
choose from. Sandwiches,
pies, hot food, slices, and
Select from proper Kiwi-sized
Tip Top scoop ice creams or
delicious items from their ice
cream bar including everyone’s
favourite, old fashion
banana splits. They offer a
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New Zealand made
Situated in the picturesque village
of Geraldine, on the tourist route
between Christchurch, Mt Cook and
Queenstown; Louk Clothing offers a
unique opportunity to view and buy
genuine New Zealand-Made Clothing.
They are proud to stock well designed,
quality garments and to offer an
amazing selection of well-known NZ-
Made clothing brands that are known
and proven such as Earth Sea Sky,
Nobile Wilde, Hills Hats,Stone Hill,
Manawatu Knitting Mills.
They stock the largest range of Swazi
Apparel in the South Island.
With an excellent choice of ladies,
men’s and children’s garments and
accessories, made for lifestyle, fashion,
the outdoors and work. All made from a
range of ice blocks, too.
Recent changes to the
menu at the request of our
Kiwi market is an extended
breakfast menu. French toast,
waffles, and a bigger ‘big’
breakfast are now available.
Gluten free bread is stocked
for use or purchase, just ask
at the counter.
When in Geraldine, stop by
the Berry Barn Bakery & Café
located at The Four Peaks
Plaza, 76 Talbot St. Open seven
days a week from 7am-
3pm. Ph: (03) 693-9900
Don’t forget to place feedback
as that is how they
better serve their customers.
Thanks to everyone who
posted for the revised breakfast
menu. We listen!
variety of high quality fabrics including
Merino, possum, quality fleece, proven
technical fabrics and silks, garments
tested and proven for performance and
Their fantastic range of Hills Hats always
surprises and pleases customers.
Norsewear, NZSock Co, Lamington and
Sockspacfic help them to have one of
the largest variety of socks you would
If it’s excellent service you want along
with quality, style, and durability in
the garments you buy, then visit
them personally in Geraldine’s most
recognised building, The Old Post
Open 7 days.
A division of Allied Press Ltd
PO Box 1467 Christchurch 8140
Jenny Wright - Ph 03 364 7446
Frank Greenslade - Ph 03 364 7441
EDITORIAL Jenafor Rollins
DESIGN Denise Crawford
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
Explore the rooms in the attached
Historic cottage. The sitting room is
home to handmade 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 | Open 7 Days
cottagepantry.co.nz | /geraldinecottagepantry
bakery & cafe
open 7am - 3pm
76 Talbot Street, Geraldine
03 693 9900
Quality New Zealand Clothing
The Old Post Office
P 03 693 9070
Open 7 days
PROUDLY SUPPORTING NZ MADE
“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.
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
NOW OPEN - One bedroom
apartments. Offering independence
with discreet help on hand.
McKenzie Lifestyle Village also
welcomes subsidised care providers,
apartments are designed to provide
Rest Home and Hospital Level Care.
Making an apartment your ideal
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 more
information on 0800 845 524 or
Grandpa’s Toys - Toys & games
for generations of fun!
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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, puzzles, science, and
discovery, train sets, wooden toys, building sets,
A warm welcome
dolls, figurines and so much more to stimulate and
challenge young minds.
You can feel confident in your selection for the
child in your life as Grandpa’s Toys has been
bringing joy to children for more than 22 years.
You can shop online at grandpastoys.co.nz and
have the toys delivered to your door or to the child
you are buying for.
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 $20 per day, book your dog into Brookside Kennels
and enjoy some pet-owner’s peace of mind for the holidays.
Located at 208 Woodbury Road, 2kms from Geraldine,
Brookside Kennels welcomes your enquiry ph 03 693 9929
Enjoy the unique country village atmosphere of Geraldine with their wide range of
cafés, galleries and shops. Stop over at the Geraldine Motels located on the south
side of the town centre. You will feel a warm hospitable welcome to this accommodation
which is clean, comfortable and self-contained all within 200 metres of
the town’s restaurants, cafés, movie theatre and shopping area.
You will be warmly welcomed by owner operators, Joseph, Mayumi and Helley
who will help you get settled and make sure you’re comfortable throughout your
stay. Enjoy the free WiFi for all guests and pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
Geraldine Motels is only a short walk to the bowling green, tennis courts, heated
swimming pool, parks, domain, museums, and bush and river walks. You have
your choice of two golf courses to play on which are within a 5 minute drive and
the large park-like garden behind the units borders the Waihi River, which is a
scenic place to relax. Situated 1.5 hours from the Christchurch airport and a 1.5 hour
drive to the ski fields, Geraldine is located in South Canterbury along the popular
Scenic Touring Routes. Phone: +64 3 693 8501 Email: email@example.com
Toys & games for generations of fun!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours; Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram | Web www.grandpastoys.co.nz
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: email@example.com | www.geraldinemotels.co.nz
Your Hosts: Joseph, Mayumi and Helley Jones
RESERVATIONS 0800 400 404
We exercise all
dogs in fully
208 Woodbury Road • Geraldine
Ph: 03-693 9929 • Mob: 021 076 4534
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Obsolete Motors and
Frocks & Shocks
at 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
• 7 cabins
• 26 powered sites
• Ablution block
• Tent sites
Don’t forget to book your camping site
at the Pleasant Point Dairy 03 614 7515
or book online at the Timaru District
Obsolete Iron Motors is a working garage
performing vehicle and motorcycle
W.O.F’s, repairs and a passion for classic,
custom restoration and fabrication
This location is full of surprises and well
worth stopping by as they have an area
showcase memorabilia, including the
twin engine Triumph land speed motorcycle
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 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,
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@
Trove Waiting for you
Giftware, jewellery, clothing
At Obsolete Iron Motors
Ph: 03 614 7410
87 Main Road, Pleasant Point
Obsolete Iron Motors can handle all
of your auto repair services including;
• Brake Service
• Part Procurement
• Oil Change
• Cam & Timing
• Battery Health
• Custom and Classic
ObsOlete IrOn MOtOrs
87 Main Road, Pleasant Point
(03) 614 7410 | www.obsoleteiron.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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Explore the heritage
of the region at The
The South Canterbury Museum is the
place to explore the heritage of our
region – nature, history, and culture.
Located on Perth Street, downtown
Timaru, the Museum features a range
of exhibitions and public programmes.
Exhibitions feature aspects of local
geology and the natural world, stories
from local Mori heritage and the arrival
of European settlers and displays that
look at how the region has taken shape
and people’s lives have changed over
the last 150 years. Visitors can get
close to hundreds of specimens and
artefacts drawn from the Museum’s rich
collections, images, graphics, moving
images and touchscreens that help
visitors explore our heritage further.
The Museum also has a changing
exhibition programme with a wide
focus on nature, history, and cultural
topics. These include local as well as
travelling exhibitions, providing a variety
of experiences for locals and visitors
alike. A regular programme of activities
and events provides holiday activities,
public talks, and annual events such as
the outdoor Retro Rock at the Museum
concert. Visitors with historical interests
can visit the Museum’s archival area
to delve deeper into aspects of local
heritage. The Museum’s website
(museum.timaru.govt.nz) and Facebook
pages provide regular updates on
what is happening. Membership of the
Friends of the Museum provides regular
newsletter and updates on activities and
Admission to the Museum is free with
koha/donations encouraged. To find out
more, visit the website, Facebook page
or contact the Museum directly on (03)
687 7212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best kids shop
Kidstuff is a family owned and operated
baby and children’s business which
has been around for over 20 years!
At Kidstuff they pride themselves on
providing a diverse range of quality,
affordable, and unique products with
personalised service from staff who are
knowledgeable and passionate.
Kidstuff has everything you need from
baby basics to extraordinary birthday
gifts and so much more! It’s the sort of
store people walk into and say “wow”.
Kidstuff is a true gem in Timaru and
a must-visit on your trip when your
If you can’t personally make it in then
follow them on Facebook and visit their
website which has 18,000 products to
choose from to make your shopping
simple and easy! www.kidstuff.net.nz
We are your
one stop shop for
everything babies & kids!
Perth Street, downtown Timaru
Ph (03) 687 7212
170 Stafford Street Timaru | 03 6885152
updating with Waimate
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, fine dining, and pub grub. Feel comfortable in your
room with 50 channels of Sky to look through and free Wi-
Fi. Off-street parking and continental breakfast available on
request. 48 hour cancellation policy applies.
Spend the night in Waimate at Kingwood Motel, experience
adventure in the great outdoors such as cycling, hunting, and
While visiting Waimate, you
must visit the town’s famous
Tame Wallaby Park Sanctuary.
Gwen, the “Wallaby Lady” has
dedicated 45 years to hand
raising and caring for orphan
baby wallabies through to
adulthood, mostly brought to
her by hunters.
This requires much commitment
as they need constant
warmth and food.
Gwen loves them all as much
today as she did when she
got her first one all those
years ago. As visitors meander
among tame wallabies at their
own pace, hand feeding them
special pellets, they are fascinated
by the animal’s gentle
nature, thus allowing you
hassle-free time to feel at one
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! EFTPOS available
or cash accepted.
Phone 03 689 7197 or visit
Affordable Hands-on Adventure
HOP TO THE
EnkleDooVery Korna Waimate
• WALK AMONGST • TOUCH • FEED
• PHOTOGRAPH • OUR FAMOUS WALLABIES
Group bookings essential please
Admire the cute tame Wallabies
• Sept 24th through to June 10th
• Open 7 days 10am-5pm
• During the off season, June 11th to Sept 19th,
will be open, weather-dependent, by appointment
or by chance, 10am to 4pm.
Located North End of State Highway 82
on Bathgates Road, Waimate
Your host: Gwen Dempster-Schouten 03 689 7197 | Email: email@example.com
EFTPOS OR CASH FACILITIES
16 Timaru Road, Waimate
Ph. (03) 689 8022 or 027 694 5633 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Do the school holidays the Waimate way!
Hit the bike tracks, pat tame wallabies, explore
bush waterfalls, enjoy free fluffies and ice creams;
do the school holidays the Waimate Way!
The Waimate District ticks all the boxes as a great
place to take the family for a school holiday get away.
A handy drive from Christchurch (less than three
hours), means you have more time to enjoy your
holiday minus the are we there yet’s? So pack the
bags, the car, the kids and come for a day trip, an
overnighter or week long escape! Here’s just some
of the ways you can enjoy the school holidays in the
The fun way
There are loads of fun things on offer to entertain the
family. Visit the famous EnkleDoovery Korna Wallaby
Park and Sanctuary where you can pat, photograph
and hand feed over 40 tame wallabies - a great
opportunity to get up close to these cute critters.
If you are an outdoorsy family, you will be impressed
with the awesome selection of world class walking
and biking tracks that cater for all ages and abilities.
The fabulous network of tracks around Waimate
township are suitable for prams, balance bikes and
ebikes. For the more adventurous, the mountain bike
tracks at the White Horse range from intermediate
through to expert and are a great place to burn off
some energy, plus the views are spectacular! The new
viewing platforms at the White Horse are the perfect
place to soak in the views from the Pacific Ocean to
the Southern Alp’s.
And for the mum’s and dad’s there is a fabulous
selection of destination shops that are perfect for
some retail therapy. You will find everything from
hunting and fishing gear, jewellery and second hand
treasures to designer clothing and boutique gift and
homewares. The Waimate Art Society have recently
refurbished their gallery which is now open to the
public, so head along to view (or purchase) art works
by some of the many talented artists in the district.
The family way
The school holidays are the perfect opportunity to
reconnect as a family. The Waimate District has lots of
activities and attractions families can enjoy together,
plus accommodation to suit all budgets. The district
has an abundance of beautifully maintained parks and
reserves which make for the perfect picnic pozzie,
game of soccer or fish n chip tea.
For the golfing family, have a round of golf at
Waimate’s picturesque 18 hole course, or for a round
of classic country golf, Maungati has a superb 9 hole
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The district has become a foodie destination and has
a fabulous selection of eateries that cater for all tastes
and budgets. Plus most places offer an extensive kids
menu to cater for the fussiest of fussy eaters!
The free way
The great thing about the Waimate District is most
things on offer won’t cost you a cent, which makes it
the perfect destination for budget conscious families.
Enjoy a game of disc golf at Victoria Park set amongst
the mature oak trees, and while you are there the kids
will love the wallaby enclosure and large bird aviary.
Take a trip to Maungati and explore our oldest art
galleries – the incredible collection of Maori rock
art found in the limestone outcrops are over 200
years old! See if you can spot the ancient images of
moa, fish or Te Manunui – the great bird. Walk the
Waihao River walkway and hunt for fossils along the
spectacular limestone rock formations which are over
200 million years old and rich in fossils from a time
Spot kereru, tui and bell birds in the native bush, or
take a walk to a bush waterfall. Head to Knottingley
Park and Arboretum and enjoy the vibrant display of
autumn colours along the walking track as the trees
turn on their autumn glory (the leaves make great leaf
When heading out for a coffee or a meal look out for
the poster on the door of participating eateries who
have specials for the kids over the school holiday
period, and head in store to find out what you can
score for free for the kids (every cent counts when
away on holiday with the kids, right).
With so much on offer, and only a stone’s throw
from Christchurch, check out waimate.org.nz/thewaimate-way
to start planning your school holidays
the Waimate Way, we’d love to see you!
A COLLECTIVE OF OLD AND NEW
new • vintage • locally made
• Vintage and Retro
• Showcasing local
• Original and limited
Pop in for something
different. We would
love to see you!
Open Tues – Fri,
10am – 5pm.
Sat, 10am – 2pm
You can find us at 42 Queen Street,
Waimate opposite ‘The Waimate.’
Quality, preloved clothing in a
range of sizes, new arrivals daily
75 Queen Street, Waimate • Open Tues – Sat • @rewindshopnz
Open store. Toys, until make-up, 9pm
health and beauty,
cleaning products, gifts,
stationery and more!
Discount convenience store.
All Toys, at affordable make-up, health prices! and
beauty, cleaning products, gifts,
43 stationery Queen Street, and more! Waimate All at
29 Queen Street, Waimate
Phone: 03 689 8188
Autumn in the Waitaki is a
magical time for a weekend
getaway. The days are
mild, yet still warm enough
to enjoy a glass of bubbly
outdoors and the honeyed
landscapes are striking to
behold. It’s a land of long
winding roads, adventure,
heritage, and small towns
filled with local character.
The best way to see the
Waitaki at its most colorful
is to jump on your bike and
ride the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle
Trail. Drawing you in with
the Trail embodies what a
cycling journey should be—
an adventure suitable for
You’re encouraged to take it
at your own pace. Bike the
Trail across 4-7 days or try
out a day excursion. Either
way, you’ll be back.
Highlights include the
Autumn foliage at Sailors
Cutting, a popular boating
spot and camping ground,
the views across Benmore
Peninsula, and a gauntlet
of bronzed poplars hidden
behind Kurow vineyard. Don’t
forget to pack a picnic for
Pumpkin Point. You’ll carve
out some fond memories
Panoramic views that once
existed under an ancient sea
now make up the Waitaki
Whitestone Aspiring Global
Geosites include the Moeraki
Boulders, Elephant Rocks,
the sheltered valley of
Anatini, the otherworldly
Clay Cliffs, the Valley of the
Whales, and many more.
Upon arrival in Ōamaru, you
must head to the Victorian
Precinct, home to the
best preserved Victorian
streetscape in all of New
Zealand. While away an
afternoon enjoying all there
is to offer here, a mix of old
and new, everything from
local art, rare books, corsets,
craft beer, and thriving café
Be sure to stay a night in
Ōamaru, and enjoy one
of the many fine dining
experiences available then
take in a wildlife experience
like no other—view the little
blue penguins coming home
to rest after a hard day
fishing at the Ōamaru Blue
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Books, books and more
Books can both inspire and instruct; they
can transport you to new worlds or take
you back to important moments in your
life. Books can offer a way of escaping
reality and inspire the imagination.
Established in 1995, Slightly Foxed
Secondhand Books has the reputation
for good quality books at reasonable
prices. The children’s book area has
a playhouse under the stairs which
features illustrations from Alice in
Wonderland. The proprietor wears
traditional style clothing, and all
purchases are wrapped in brown paper
and tied with string.
Visitors travel far and wide to experience
the enchanting bookshop celebrating
its 25th year in the Historic Precinct of
Kiwiana quality shines at
Presence on Harbour
Looking for Quality NZ Made and Designed
Gifts, Clothing & more? We have
pride in the items we find for you, your
family and friends. We are not your usual
Gift Shop! Come and explore.
A famous Victoria designer wrote these
words, and we believe it to be true -
“Have nothing in your house that you do
not know to be useful or believe to be
In store you’ll find - Merino Possum Knitwear
by Koru & Nativeworld, New Zealand
Artwork by local artists and others
from around the country, plus ceramics,
crafts, Kiwiana and heaps more.....
Open 7 days, except Christmas Day,
Good Friday & ANZAC Day morning.
Established in 2013, this store keeps
evolving, we really love supporting the
talented and creative folk of NZ.
Not your usual Gift store
Star & Garter great home-style cooking
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, home-style
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
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
Which adventure are you interested
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.
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
Alps 2 Ocean Trail.
This includes a 54km
section with 45kms of off
road highlights including
riding through a tunnel,
over a bridge and through
Check out their tours at www.
cycleventures.co.nz or call them on 03
434 5010 / 021 894427
BOUGHT & SOLD
OPEN 7 DAYS
1 Harbour street, Historic Precinct, oamaru
P: 027 349 0865
Open Daily except Good Friday &
ANZAC Day morning.
NZ art, Quality
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.
& gluten-free options.
Private Back Room.
FOR THE ALPS 2 OCEAN RIDER:
TOURS. BIKE HIRE. CLEAN &
CHECK SERVICES. A2O MERCHANDISE.
BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP • BIKE SALES
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES • BIKE HIRE
The Alps 2 Ocean
Cycle Trail Experts
+64 21 894 427
11 TYNE ST, (HISTORIC PRECINCT) OAMARU
PH 03-434 2155 EMAIL email@example.com
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
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The Forrester Gallery and
Waitaki Museum welcomes you
When you visit Ōamaru make sure you
have time for the Forrester Gallery and
the Waitaki Museum and Archive.
The Forrester Gallery is housed in the
former Bank of New South Wales building.
Come and say hello to this stunning
whitestone building, one of the most
striking in Ōamaru. And one of the few
you can explore inside. Visit the Gallery
and wander around the main floor
to view the artwork while admiring the
beautiful ornate plaster ceilings. Make
sure you check out the original bank
vault too. A journey upstairs via the
original hanging staircase to see more
art and take in the wonderful views
along Thames Street and out to Ōamaru
In April we have three fantastic exhibitions
for you to enjoy: Maritza Boutique |
Ōamaru-London which focuses on local
artists making new pieces inspired by
vintage fashion, Earth Caught in Stone
where science and art come together
to explore our amazing geology and an
exhibition focused on renowned local
artist Mary Horn.
Waitaki Museum is housed in the former
Athenaeum building. Stage one of an
upgrade was opened in December
2020 and stage two is almost complete.
The Museum’s new exhibitions tell local
natural and cultural stories that are
beautifully presented in state-of-the-art
displays perfect for everyone to explore.
If you have family history in the Waitaki
this is the place to find out more about
your ancestors. Just ask our friendly
Entry to both the Gallery and Museum
Find out more about our programmes,
hours and collections by visiting our
website https://culturewaitaki.org.nz/ .
Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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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
The freezers and fridges
are crammed with local
and organic meats including
a wide range of dairy and
non-dairy. In addition to the store’s
extensive grocery lines, they also stock
environmentally friendly household and
healthcare products, the NZ Bio Gro certified
Viola range and the well renowned
A piece of paradise
Weleda products including their baby
range. We also stock a range of Dr Hauschka
You will find products that are gluten-free,
dairy-free and refined sugar-free,
as well as paleo and vegan
lines and Brydone’s baristas
will tempt you with your
choice of Underground
Coffee as a takeaway.
Local residents and
visitors are warmly
welcomed by our staff
at Brydone Wholefoods
Store. As well as offering
a courier service for outof-town-folk,
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-5:30pm.
Phone 03 4346744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An art gallery for the Waitaki
Free Admission | Koha Welcome
Open Tuesday through Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 1:30pm to 4.00pm
Closed Mondays (unless a public holiday), Good
Friday, Xmas, Boxing & New Year’s Day
9 Thames Street, Ōamaru 03 433 0853
We are a department of the Waitaki District Council
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
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,
ORgaNic & NaTuRaL FOOD SpEciaLiSTS
Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
451 Alma-Maheno Road, State Highway 1,
Oamaru (6km South of Oamaru)
R.D. 19-D, Oamaru 9492.
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6km south of
State Highway 1
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
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 restaurant,
Fleur’s Place. Wanting fish and chips?
The Fishwife is close by or enjoy a wide
selection of eateries only 20 minutes
down the road in Oamaru.
• 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
SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2022 LAKE TEKAPO / MACKENZIE | 13
Beauty from the sky
Lake Ohau Lodge –
experience the beauty
The Air Safaris Grand Traverse flight
seeing tour is regarded as one of
the region’s top attractions. This
comprehensive tour of the Aoraki Mount
Cook and Westland World Heritage
Parks covers 200 km of New Zealand’s
most memorable and spectacular
Highlights include Aoraki Mount Cook,
Mount Tasman, Tasman and Murchison
Glaciers, Franz Josef, and Fox glaciers.
The flight also explores the dramatic
landscapes of the lower alpine regions
such as torquoise blue glacial lakes,
isolated glacial deposits, high country
sheep stations and massive braided
Helicopter landing flights and Charter
options are also available.
Lake Tekapo Cottages
Air Safaris operate a fleet of specialized
flight seeing aircraft with guaranteed
window seats and wings above to
ensure optimum viewing below.
Your pilot will be your mc and provide
a fully personalized and informative
commentary as you fly over the scenes
outside the window.
Locally family owned and operated
since 1970, Air Safaris prides itself on
personal service and value for money.
Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity.
Locations at Lake Tekapo and Franz
Josef – airport & township.
Imagine… the up close and personal
experience of flying over the wonders in
your own backyard. Make your booking
today. www.airsafaris.co.nz 03 680 6880
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
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
set menu at night, the chef’s choice
is sourced from such local product
as Aoraki salmon, Merino lamb, wild
Fiordland venison and using local
butchers and food providers wherever
possible. The lodge is also happy to
provide a packed lunch for your day out
There are 4 standards of
accommodation, all ensuite, ranging
from basic, clean and comfortable to
their classically furnished best rooms
featuring local artists work, and either
ground floor or upstairs where the best
views of Aoraki can be enjoyed from
your balcony. The beautiful outdoors
is just outside your room at the Lake
Ohau Lodge. With so many activities to
choose from, you will spend your time
experiencing all that nature has to offer
outside and then journey inside when
you’re ready for a wee rest.
Experience the natural beauty, peace
and tranquillity of Lake Ohau Lodge.
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 yearround
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.
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
Stay on your alps2ocean journey | Stunning views & 4 standards of accommodation
a dinner, bed and breakfast package is offered | or stop for coffee
or lunch and enjoy our salmon salad on the deck.
or you can base yourself at the Lodge and explore the area.
To make an enquiry or a booking email: email@example.com
Phone: (03) 4389 885 www.ohau.co.nz
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brewery & taproom
“Over the past 25 years we have been
searching for the elusive Holy Ale, now
Emerson’s has a new spiritual home to
pursue our quest.”
Emerson’s is all about sharing and
having fun, so get a group together
or join one of their 60 minute guided
tours through our brand new Brewery
and Taproom. The tour will take you
through a little bit of the history of how
Emerson’s has been a pioneering force
in the development of craft brewing in
New Zealand. You will then be taken
into the brewery, learning about all
the aspects of the Emerson’s Brewing
process, from milling the malt to
packaging the finished product.
There will be a chance to get your
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
SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2022
World class stately home
Larnach castle has recently been the
main location for the Netflix rom com
‘The Royal Treatment’
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 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.
Currently the castle has a ‘Kids go Free’
offer. During the school holidays and
in conduction with the New Zealand
Festival of Nature Larnach castle with
running a ‘plant detectives’ competition
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
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, a game of Petanque’ allow
time to explore the Gift shop
Brewery tours and tastings daily from 10am.
Taproom & Restaurant 10am till late.
70 Anzac Ave | Ph 03 477 1812 | www.emersons.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
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Royal Albatross Centre
Ever seen a giant albatross sharing your space?
Explored a hidden fort? Visit Otago Peninsula for
your only chance to see two unique award winning
attractions; the world’s only mainland albatross
breeding colony and the world’s only fully restored
1886 Armstrong Disappearing Gun. Both are iconic
Dunedin experiences at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head.
The Royal Albatross with its three metre wing span
is sure to amaze. Led by knowledgeable guides, a
tour from the Centre is the only way to get close-up
views of these magnificent birds in their world famous
breeding colony. 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.
Monarch Cruises brings you close to nature
Everyone needs a break in these
uncertain times and getting out into
nature is good for you physically and
When you come south for the holiday
and the Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature
– a cruise on MV Monarch is a great way
to get closer to the unique wildlife of our
MV Monarch has been taking guests
along Otago Harbour and around Taiaroa
Head for more than 35 years, and her
friendly and knowledgeable crew are
always keen to share Dunedin’s great
There are special trips offered during the
Wild Dunedin festival, or you can join one
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
For more information visit - www.albatross.org.nz
of Monarch Wildlife Cruises many options.
You can drive yourself to Weller’s Rock for
the invigorating one hour wildlife cruise.
You can see Northern Royal Albatrosses
at their nests and maybe soaring past the
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
You can take half day tour options with
transport from Dunedin. They include a
visit to Penguin Place, the Royal Albatross
Centre, or Larnach Castle.
For further information go online at www.
wildlife.co.nz or call 0800 666 272.
Otago Peninsula Tours
and Wildlife Cruises.
See albatross, fur seals,
penguins, dolphins, sea lions,
Larnach Castle and more!
ph: (03) 477 4276
25% Discount off standards for Winter ’22 – with code RACW2022SD
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SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2022
Photo credit: Kelvin Wright
Wild Dunedin -New Zealand Festival of Nature
When did you last visit Dunedin or have you ever?
Discover nature up close in Ōtepoti. You’ll love our
penguins, sea lions, albatross, seals, takahē, kākā
and tuatara. Explore and walk along our magnificent
beaches, the Otago Peninsula, local wetlands and
forests - all just a stone’s throw from our vibrant city
Wild Dunedin - New Zealand Festival of Nature is a
great opportunity for the whole family to get outdoors
and connect with nature and the seashore. You can
watch the creation of land art on a stunning beach,
explore rock pools, bird watch and enjoy seafood
dinners at local restaurants. Take the kids on a boat
trip to an island and search for treasure, or try indoor
climbing, surfing or paddle boarding with special
Wild Dunedin deals. Bring along your favourite soft
toy and learn about wildlife first aid with Dunedin’s
Wildlife Hospital, watch nature films, and explore the
wonderful Otago Museum, Dunedin Art Museum and
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum. Join special guest Suzy
Orokonui Ecosanctuary - bringing back the birds
Cato for musical fun. A visit to the international Sea
Monsters Exhibition at Otago Museum is a must, with
interactive and fun sea monster activities.
Come join us for a week of celebrating nature’s bounty
both indoors and out over the April school holidays.
Only in Dunedin, Aotearoa’s wildlife capital. At New
Zealand’s only Festival of Nature.
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Immerse yourself in nature at Orokonui
Ecosanctuary and experience the
forest as it was before humans arrived
in Aotearoa. Protected by a 9km long
predator-proof fence, the ecosanctuary
encompasses 307 hectares of unique
coastal Otago ‘cloud forest’ ecology and
is home to some of our rarest wildlife.
With pest removed, birds such as
Takahē, Kākā and Kiwi, and reptiles such
as the ancient Tuatara and and beautiful
Moko Kākāriki (Jewelled Gecko), can
Relax and explore the many tracks
and trails that wind their way through
the forest, and hear the call of Tūī,
Korimako and Pīwakawaka as they dart
through the bush. If your keen to dig a
little deeper, join our knowledgeable
guides on a one or two-hour guided
tour and deepen your understanding
of Aotearoa’s unique wildlife. Traveling
with young ones? We have you covered
- pick up one of the free nature-based
activity packs at reception, designed to
burn off energy and re-wild your child!
Located an easy 20-minute drive north
of Dunedin, Orokonui Ecosanctuary
is the perfect place to unwind and
reconnect with nature, with 100% of the
proceeds reinvested in this amazing
local biodiversity restoration project.
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Save the date for Light Up Winter!
By Marion Low, Cromwell & Districts Promotion Group
Book your family winter holiday in Cromwell now to
join in the fun at Light Up Winter on Saturday, 9 July.
Light Up Winter is a celebration of our night sky and
gives everyone the opportunity to get together and
chase away the winter blues.
The main event starts at 4:30 pm with live music and
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 from
19 to 29.
Clean and comfortable facilities are
complemented by a TV room, internet access,
play area, laundry and even an ablution block
entertainment on the Big Fruit Reserve. At 6 pm,
all will gather on the lawn for the spectacular mass
lantern release. Visitors can look forward to a range
of live entertainment on and off stage. Kids can enjoy
a respite from the cold in the Craft Cave while their
parents hunt for treasures and treats in the vibrant
night market with craft stalls, food, and hot drinks
including mulled wine, and roaming street performers.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.
This year’s event features an undercover ice skating
rink that will be open to the public from 8 to 14 July
– perfect to keep the kids entertained during the
For more information on this year’s Light Up Winter,
visit www.cromwell.org.nz or visit our Facebook page
(@CromwellCentralOtago), or follow us on Instagram
44 Manuherikia Rd, Alexandra
Ph: (03) 448 8297
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”
10 JULY 2022
MASS LANTERN RELEASE ICE SKATING RINK
NIGHT MARKET WITH CRAFTS, FOOD, DRINKS
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, COMPETITIONS & MORE...
4.30 - 8.30 PM
BIG FRUIT RESERVE
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SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2022
Town and Country Club
Housed among the heritage buildings of
Old Cromwell Town, Sequoia Finewares
is a unique shopping experience. With
a beautiful outlook over Lake Dunstan,
the store is brimming with ideas a gift or
Sequoia goes to great lengths to inspire
client’s with their carefully selected
unique range of homeware’s for the
discerning & creative individual who
loves nostalgia & good design.
Browse your way into their popular
preloved designer room showcasing
labels such as - Trelise Cooper, Karen
Walker, Nom D & much, much more.
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
The Club is a purpose-built building
overlooking the Kawarau arm of Lake
Dunstan. We invite Club Members,
Affiliated Members, and members
Guests to enjoy our relaxed friendly
atmosphere surrounded by great
company, great facilities, and great
Play pool or darts. Try your luck on one
of our 11 gaming machines. Share the
excitement of Sky TV sporting events
with friends or family. Enjoy the Central
Otago weather and outstanding lake
views from our deck.
Enjoy home cooked, light, main
meals and desserts at our Club Bistro,
excellent value for the money. Kids are
well catered for with their own menu
of all their favourites. Open Thursday to
Sunday from 5.30pm.
Kids will enjoy their own designated
environment which has large
blackboards and an outside playground.
Cromwell Town and Country Club
always welcomes members from
affiliated clubs throughout New Zealand.
Don’t be a stranger next time you are
in Cromwell. Drop in and enjoy all the
benefits of the Cromwell Town and
Country Club, the place where Friends
One of Central Otago’s best kept
secrets, 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
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, three great cafes as well as a
bike rental store.
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, lifesize
horses and secret alleyways, fairy
doors as well as the ducks, fishing wharf
and picnic areas.
Now the precinct is being discovered
by bike enthusiasts who are exploring
the recently opened trail through the
Cromwell Gorge. Every day over
summer hundreds of cyclists have
set off to ride through the beautiful
Bannockburn Inlet and down the true
right bank of the Cromwell Gorge.
The Cromwell Town & Country Club welcomes you
to their relaxed club rooms with a million dollar
view over the Kawarau arm of Lake Dunstan.
Bistro Open Thursday to Sunday from 5.30pm.
All Day Friday Lunch Menu from 12pm.
Courtesy Coach available Thursday to Sunday
from 4.30pm. Phone 027 898 4965 for a pick up.
Open Monday to Friday from 12pm,
Saturday & Sunday from 11am.
Bistro open Thursday to Sunday from 5.30pm. All day Friday lunch menu from 12pm.
Courtesy Coach available Thursday to Sunday from 4.30pm.
Members Guests &
Phone 027 898 4965 for a pick up.
Members, Members Guests & Affiliated members all welcome.
32 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell. 03 445 1169
A treasure trove of:
Homeware | Gifts | Toys
Designer pre-loved clothes
• • •
Open every day 10am till 4pm
Cromwell Heritage Precinct
Ph. 03 445 1387
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A ‘good old’ bricks and mortar gallery,
celebrating ten successful years without
a website or social media presence.
Director, Chris de Jong, brings extensive
knowledge, enthusiasm and experience
in art and education into the gallery,
celebrating the work of artists he
regards himself fortunate to represent.
As part of the ever-changing display at
OCTA you will find prints and paintings
by artists such as Kathryn Madill,
Euan Macleod, Inge Doesburg, Peter
Cleverley and Gail de Jong. In addition,
on show, there is usually a range of
original prints by Ralph Hotere, Pat
Hanly, Marilynn Webb, Nigel Brown,
Michel Tuffery, Philip Beadle, Kelvin
Mann, Jo Ogier, Gregory O’Brien,
John Pule, Tony Fomison and other
Three-dimensional work includes
ceramics by Jim Cooper, Blue Black,
Suzanne Butson, Yannick Fourbet, and
John Stroomer’s pots complete with
extraordinary crystalline glazes.
You will find a surprising range of
Modern European Art in the gallery with
limited edition lithographs by Picasso,
Braque, Chagall, Rouault, Matisse, Miro,
Tapies……, which were mostly printed
by the famed ‘Freres Mourlot’, in Paris,
during the early and mid-20th Century
As well as paintings, prints and ceramic
pieces there are a number of art books
and publications of historical interest
available for sale. OCTA Gallery and
Workshop is located at 71 Melmore
Terrace in Cromwell’s Historic Precinct
and welcomes visitors daily from 10am-
Objects of Art: custom
Hidden 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 bone or
stone, there is something for everyone.
Custom made work is only limited to
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
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. After
120 years, Les has brought the cottages
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
jewellery on display and be able to view
it all in the making through the gallery
windows! PH: 03 445 3094
Hullabaloo Artspace – the Heart of Contemporary Art
A boutique gallery in the Cromwell
Heritage Precinct on the shores of Lake
Dunstan, Hullabaloo Artspace is well
worth a visit. An artist run Gallery, it has
been operating for close to twenty
years. The quality of work explains why
it has a high reputation for consistently
providing the public with an interesting
selection of contemporary original
art. Included in the mix of established
successful artists are painters,
printmakers, photographers, mixed
media and ceramicists.
You can find sculptures made from
cable ties, paintings of farm animals
with attitude, landscapes interpretive
of the region, classical or funky pottery,
serene black and white photographs,
collaged images made from tea
bag paper, paintings on aged metal,
portraits of local identities, and more
works displaying an exciting diversity of
materials and ideas.
As well there is always one of the
friendly artists on site to share their
knowledge with visitors.
Visit us online at www.hullabalooartists.
Old Cromwell Town Art
Art Gallery & Workshop
Specialising in works on paper
OCTA Gallery, according to many of its visitors, is considered quite
unique in this part of the world. Operating from a historic building in
Cromwell’s Heritage Precinct, Central Otago, it provides a living art
space, showcasing limited edition original prints and an eclectic mix
of art work created by renowned national and international artists.
During the last few years, OCTA Gallery has established a reputation
for the quality of its diverse, eclectic, and interesting works, as well
as the excellent service it provides.
Its directors, Gail and Chris de Jong look forward to your visit and
are keen to share their extensive knowledge and experience as
professional artists and educators.
Phone 027 231 7503 | Email email@example.com
showcasing a variety
of creative disciplines
Visit us at
027 600 7106
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Music throughout your home or office is common in
today’s environment. As people are spending more
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Do you want to make streaming Music, Games and TV
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streaming system is able to stream to multiple rooms
and provide stereo and surround sound.
MusicCast speaks, receivers, sound bars and Hi-
Fi components (including a turntable!) provide the
flexibility to create a personalized music, TV, or
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Gary Anderson in Cromwell - sound and vision experts
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Whatever you want to build with MusicCast, Gary
Anderson has you covered. Speakers, receivers,
sound bars, turntables, amps… all designed to work
together for your unique wireless sound experience.
Experience sound in every room like a home theatre
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Play to MusicCast devices through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,
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Anderson Park Motel
Award winning Wooing Tree is a
family owned vineyard in Cromwell,
specialising in Pinot Noir and the
famous Blondie. A beautiful cellar door
sits opposite the big fruit sculpture with
views of the Pisa Range and the Wooing
Tree, serving award winning wines in a
relaxed child friendly environment with
a children’s play area, offering a grazing
menu, wine tastings and wine sales.
The Wooing Tree is a local landmark
that sits prominently in the middle of
the vineyard. The tree has long been
a popular place for locals to woo their
lovers, featuring in many couples love
Wooing Tree Vineyard
64 Shortcut Road, opposite the big fruit
03 445 4142 – cellardoor@wooingtree.
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11am – 5pm | 7 Days
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Spacious lawns with outdoor seating
and barbeque facilities area available
for your gatherings. Enjoy nature as you
are surrounded by cherry and other fruit
All units are situated on the ground floor
and include kitchenettes, Sky 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
Enjoy the quality and affordable
accommodation as you enjoy the heart
of Cromwell and Central Otago, a very
special area of New Zealand.
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Rooms’ refurbishment further adds to appeal
of Central Otago 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,
being alongside the Cromwell Golf Course.
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
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.
CROMWELL’S HOSPITALITY AND VISITOR CENTRE
CNR HIGHWAY 8B & BARRY AVENUE, CROMWELL
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org NZ FREEPHONE: 0800 104 451 PHONE: + 64 3 445 1777 FAX: + 64 3 445 1776 WEB: www.thegate.nz
millions of Tripadvisor
travellers place this
attraction in the top
| CROMWELL / CLYDE
SOUTHERN HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS AUTUMN-WINTER 2022
Time to checkout Central Otago cycle trails with Bike It Now!
OPEN the door to the fantastic cycle trails of Central
Otago by visiting Bike It Now! in Clyde or The Mall
in Cromwell (From May 22 Wanaka at Three Parks).
They operate two independent bike shops, retailing
well-recognised Scott, Merida, Marin, and Specialized
brands along with a great range of accessories and
clothing, all combined with full workshops.
Bike It Now! offer everything for those on holiday in
Central; including bike hire from the Clyde Shop E
and Conventional, Cromwell Shop E only or Forage
Cafe (conventional only) in Cromwell, our very popular
“One Day Wonders” and a range of personalised
self-guided tour packages from two to nine days in
Art can heal the soul
duration. They also offer transfers on all these trails.
A choice of great trails to ride, including The original
Great Ride the Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh
Gorge / Clutha Gold trails and very popular Lake
Electric bikes are presently taking the world by storm.
Fletch says E-Bikes are complementing traditional
bikes attracting many new people into cycling;
influencing the social side of it so cyclists of all levels
can now ride together. Great for people looking for a
bit of exercise or young families who want to explore
our cycle trails. Our E-Bike motto is “RIDE MORE, RIDE
Our advice for 2022 / 2023 is please book early so as
not to be disappointed.
Bike It Now! provide its customers with the personal
touch “because it is all about you!”
Duncan, with Fletch and Lisa, are the ‘‘hands-on’’
owners of Bike It Now! You can guarantee meeting
them and the Bike It Now! team over the autumn
and the winter and they all will ensure all your cycling
needs are meet.
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
When Melanie and Rex Eade opened their
contemporary gallery in Clyde five years ago,
their vision was for a casual and welcoming artistic
space. “We wanted people to experience a wide
range of work with styles that appealed to all
walks of life including paintings, glass, jewellery,
ceramics, photography, indoor and outdoor
sculpture, prints and cards,” says Melanie. “Not
all of our talented artists are widely galleried, and
some are happy to show their work exclusively
Eade Gallery has a wide reputation with national
and international clients providing much of the
Gretl Barzotto – REFLECTIONS –3rd April to 1st
Gretl trained as an interior designer and has an
architectural drafting degree which has made her
acutely aware of how we inhabit spaces around
us. It is important to her to hand make some of the
materials used in her art. “I grind my own inks, use
pigments and make my own wax mediums. This
process connects me closer to my work and is
part of my unspoken authentic voice.”
The last 12 months has been a busy time for Gretl
and her husband, Andrea, as they have made
the permanent move to Central Otago and are in
the process of building their art studio. “My focus
has been embracing this area we now call home
and observing and making new work reflecting
my emotional response to the landscape in an
REFLECTIONS will be a collection of curated
works made during the last 12 months -
contemporary paintings, drawings, and small
E A D E G A L L E R Y
prints & cards
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• Top quality bike hire
including E-bike specialists
• Bike retail
• Bike tours
• Itinerary planning
• Transport; including door to door
• Otago Central Rail Trail
• Roxburgh Gorge Trail
• Clutha Gold Trail
• Lake Dunstan Trail
• Half-day to multi-day rides
OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 10AM
Holloway Street, Clyde, Central Otago I Tel: 021 265 3358 / 027 286 0438 I email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
www.facebook.com/eadegallery I www.eadegallery.co.nz
Bike It Now!
Retail & Workshop, 2E The Mall, Cromwell | Bike Hire, The Gate, Cromwell
Tours, Hire, Retail and Workshop, 25 Holloway St, Historic Clyde
Facebook/bikeitnow | 0800 Bikenow (245366) | www.bikeitnow.co.nz
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Highlighting Clyde’s Heritage
The Central Otago town of Clyde, with its authentic
heritage precinct, is a charming combination of old
and new. With its captivating mix of boutique shops,
galleries, cinema, cafes and restaurants, it attracts an
ever-increasing number of visitors.
At its heart is the 150-year-old Olivers complex which
reflects the village’s early beginnings. The 1860s
heritage listed collection of stone buildings house
Olivers Lodge & Stables boutique accommodation,
award-winning Olivers Restaurant & Bar, the Merchant
of Clyde Café & Deli, and the Victoria Store Brewery.
Olivers Lodge & Stables provides an exceptional
accommodation experience. Built in the 1870s and
1880s, the 11 en-suited rooms are centred around
a peaceful sun-drenched courtyard. The rooms are
beautifully appointed, and while history has been
recognised, they feel elegant and contemporary at the
Located across the road from Olivers, a newly
renovated 120-year-old building, named The Lord
Clyde, is the latest string to the picturesque town of
Clyde’s bow. Nine light and graciously decorated ensuited
rooms are complemented by a spacious guest
lounge, breakfast room and sunny garden.
Guests at Olivers Lodge & Stables and The Lord
Clyde can choose to do a variety of things around the
area from wine tasting, cycling the numerous trails
including the new Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail, or just
enjoying the atmosphere of Clyde.
After a busy day exploring the area, guests are able
to enjoy a wine in the garden at their accommodation
and then dine within the historic walls of Olivers
Restaurant & Bar. It’s not hard to conjure up a time
when weary miners once bought their gold to the
same building to be weighed, before spending their
cash on a tipple or two.
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
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
email@example.com | www.olivers.co.nz
Sophisticated luxury accommodation
Restored 120-year-old stone building
with 9 en-suite rooms
Clyde, Central Otago | P 03 9767 909
Photos Credit: Chris
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You’re due South
Are you a Foodie or more of an Explorer at heart?
Maybe you’re a History Buff or enjoy being a Free
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Experience a chilled-out holiday along the Southern
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coastline, wildlife and walking trails, it is an ideal drive
for those who want to explore everything Southland
has to offer.
With a coastline that stretches 3,400 kilometres, the
deepest lakes and some of the best trout fishing rivers
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Foodies rejoice as you sample your way through
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The History Buff
Wanaka’s only Town Centre Hotel,
Wanaka Hotel occupies a prime site
with magnificent views of the lake and
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History enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice in Southland
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