With its expansive vistas, Ōtākou Otago in Aotearoa New Zealand’s South Island holds a special place in our history. The vast region encompasses rugged landscapes, crystal clear rivers, world-class wineries and some of the country’s key heritage sites.
An important industrial landmark in beautiful North Otago, this historic flour mill houses fascinating working machinery inside striking stone and timber buildings.
Hayes Engineering Works and Homestead
Marvel at the workshop and homestead of Ernest and Hannah Hayes, 19th-century pioneers whose resourcefulness, skill and determination define the spirit of Kiwi ingenuity.
Aotearoa New Zealand’s oldest surviving European farm buildings are set in an exposed paddock high above the Ōtākou, Otago coast, five reddish-brown pitsawn timber structures stark against a slate-grey sea.
Ophir Post Office
A small but significant legacy from the Central Otago gold rushes, this handsome post office is just one gem in a town full of architectural treasures.