Ophir relaxation away from the Hustle & Bustle

Cottage | Alexandra | #2771

9.8/10 (68 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Historic Gold Mining Area
  • Close to Central Otago Rail Trail
  • Family rate for 2 adults + 2 children $100 per night - one night only stay $120

Historic Cottage right in the heart of Central Otago (15 min drive to Alexandra , 90 min drive to Queenstown and Wanaka) this delightful late 1800's Stone & Mud Brick Cottage presents with old world charm. Peaceful and magical, Ophir is an historic former goldfields village at present enjoying a resurgence with the popularity of the rail trail (2 Kms). In the village Pitches Store, Cafe & Restaurant, situated in a lovely restored stone building offer excellent coffee and dining, and Blacks Hotel serve superb pub meals. Also, 2 interesting Vintage and Collectable Shops, open during weekends in the summer for a great fossick. Ophir's outdoor swimming pool is available to visitors during the summer for a $2 donation and Tennis Courts, Golf Course , Muddy Creek cafe and takeaways and a 4 Square Supermarket are available in Omakau 2kms from Ophir. The Manuherikia River has excellent trout fishing, and along with gold mining, historic villages, fishing in the local dams, pleasant walks in the thyme covered hills, biking or walking on the rail trail and abundant cafe's and vineyards this area has much to offer visitors.

Special conditions: 1 NIGHT ONLY STAYS family rate per night (2 Adults 2 Children) = $120 2 Adults $120 + each extra adult $30 per night Breakfast Tray available on request $15 per person For your comfort the cottage is fully serviced between visits


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Sleepout

    2 x King single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Family Rate
22-Jan-17 to 22-Apr-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (123)

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  • great little historic cottage

    great little historic cottage

    ChrisHo20 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful cottage and surroundings - wish i could have stayed longer

    Beautiful cottage and surroundings - wish i could have stayed longer.

    KatherineMc13 100%|3x Dec 2016

  • The cottage is lovingly maintained and very nicely appointed

    The cottage is lovingly maintained and very nicely appointed. The village of Ophir and the surrounding region are among the most captivating and interesting in my experiences of the South Island. I would recommend a stay here without qualification.

    TerryBa2 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • It is a great wee cottage with everything you need

    It is a great wee cottage with everything you need. We also enjoyed the outdoor space. We had a great stay and wished that we could have stayed longer

    SarahWe23 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • My wife especially loved it, SO in keeping with it's age, great...

    My wife especially loved it, SO in keeping with it's age, great old plates as wall decor. around etc., we used the teapot and it's cosy, but fresh, clean, homely, warm _ fire was lit and mozart playing quietly when we arrived.

    MervC591 100%|1x Nov 2016

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