Cute as a button – it’s a recurrent phrase in descriptions of the Ophir Post Office, one of Central Otago’s most photographed heritage buildings. Visit postmistress Val Butcher and you’ll find the Ophir Post Office is the heart of the village, its original 19th Century set of pigeonholes still the go-to place to leave messages and items, even surplus fruit and vege, hollyhocks and eggs. Buy a postcard and handfrank it – from Ophir N.Z., with love.
Not sure where to start?
There’s plenty of heritage throughout the stunning Otago landscape. We’ve put together some ideas to get you started.
Photo: Tim Hawkins / Otago Central Rail Trail Trust