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An historic lodge originally built in 1869 as a general store, Olivers has been sensitively restored in keeping with its rich heritage. Located in Clyde, in the Central Otago Region of the South Island it's just an hour away from Queenstown.
History & Character
The owners Andrea and David Ritchie have lovingly and carefully restored Olivers to new glories, yet keeping the character that embodies the history of Central Otago. Olivers offers 11 rooms divided into Stables and Lodge accommodation look into the original centre courtyard and garden.
The restoration of Olivers Restaurant and the opening of the café, bar and brewery was completed in Autumn 2015. The complex now includes Olivers Restaurant, a café-bakery-delicatessen called the Merchant of Clyde, and the Victoria Store Brewery.
During the day, sample the beers and pastries under Otago’s big open skies and in the evening, dine in front of the fire within the restaurant’s stone walls.
Olivers is a quality accommodation with plenty of history, character and warm hosts found in an area of New Zealand little known to international tourists.
Wanaka is beautifully positioned on the shores of Lake Wanaka and is overlooked by the mountains of Mount Aspiring National Park.
It is the perfect place to simply relax and enjoy the mountain scenery and there are also some superb day walks including a tramp up the West Matukituki Valley to Rob Roy Glacier.
In the winter it is base camp for the Cardrona and Treble Cone ski areas which offer some of New Zealand’s best skiing and throughout the year it is the jumping off point for those wishing to explore the rugged and remote wilderness of Mount Aspiring National Park.
To add variety, Wanaka is home to attractions as diverse as Puzzling World with its Great Maze and Illusion Rooms and Warbirds Over Wanaka, the largest collection of operational Second World War Aircraft in the Southern Hemisphere.