Ophir Post Office is open under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you are visiting us, you will need to wear a mask and follow our Covid-19 requirements. At this time, we do not require Vaccine Passes for entry to our visitor sites, cafes and shops, however this may be reviewed in line with our Covid-19 policy settings. You can check our website on the day of your visit for the most up-to-date information and please stay home if you’re unwell. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.
Ophir Post Office is located 26kms from Alexandra.
By public transport
Ophir Post Office is not accessible via public transport.
The Otago Central Rail Trail runs through Omakau, which is over the river from Ophir. From Omakau station, head to the main street of Omakau. Cross the bridge next to the garage and follow the cycle route to Omakau (about 5-minutes by bike on flat terrain). Follow the main street of Ophir and you will find Ophir Post Office on your left.
From Alexandra, take State Highway 85 north to Omakau. Take the Ophir Bridge Road exit and cross the historic Daniel O’Connell Bridge. Follow until you reach the main road of Ophir township; Ophir Post Office is on your right.
From Ranfurly, take State Highway 85 until you reach the Ida Valley – Omakau Road exit. Continue on Ida Valley – Omakau Road for approximately 20-minutes before reaching Ophir township on your left. Follow the main street of Ophir and you will find Ophir Post Office on your left.
There is free on-street parking on Swindon Street (main street).
Hours and Entry
Monday – Friday
9.00am - 12.00pm
Closed Public Holidays
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Ophir Post Office is a small, one-storey building with single steps and uneven surfaces. There is wheelchairs access to the main foyer. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to the back-office. There is a plenty of street parking outside the front door for visitors with limited mobility. Unfortunately, due to the size of the post office mobility scooters do not have space to enter.
Food and Drink
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic with them to enjoy in our backyard, some seating is available or bring a rug to roll out on the lawn. Please take all food and rubbish with you.
There are two local eateries located just a short distance from Ophir Post Office. Further afield, in Alexandra there are a selection of local cafés and eateries.
This is a smoke and vape free site.
Children and whānau
Both inside and out, there are plenty of things for kids to see. Inside, you can see how things used to be done at a post office and even frank your own stamp. Outside, explore the garden or stretch little legs. Plus, don’t miss visiting the old Ophir Jail in our very own backyard.
Things to remember
We care for some important taonga (treasures) in our collection and our heritage buildings have lived a long life, so some rooms or items in the house may be off limits at times for conservation and maintenance.
Some rooms may be dimly lit depending on the weather and time of year.
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proud to be part of the Safe Space Alliance, offering safe and inclusive spaces that welcome and support the LGBTQI+ community.
A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that doesn’t tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.