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Hurunui Hotel

  • 1224 Karaka Rd. Map It
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Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's 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. There are seven quaint rooms in this stagecoach-style hotel. A bed for the night is relatively cheap (NZ$45 per person, including a cooked breakfast), and the restaurant with its old-fashioned pub serves à la carte dinners including a succulent fillet steak from NZ$21 and an all-day menu from NZ$10. Wednesday night is pizza night. You can dine in the pub, where there is a roaring fire in winter, or outside in the tree-lined beer garden.

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State Hwy. 7, about 20-min drive from Waipara turnoff, 1224 Karaka Rd., Hurunui, Canterbury, 7385, New Zealand

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Published 08/30/2016


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