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Hurunui Hotel

Hurunui Hotel Review

Built from limestone blocks, the Hurunui Hotel, New Zealand's oldest, continually licensed hotel (since 1860), refreshed weary drovers bringing sheep down from Marlborough. A bed for the night is relatively cheap ($NZ45 per person, including a cooked breakfast), and the restaurant with its old-fashioned pub serves à la carte dinners from $NZ21 and an all-day menu from $NZ10. Repeat visitors come for the tasty game pies—wild pork or wild goat, local rabbit with lemon and bacon, ostrich with blue cheese, or venison and red currant, and wash them down with a beer.

Updated: 02-26-2014

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