Ophir relaxation away from the Hustle & Bustle

Cottage | Alexandra | #2771

9.8/10 (86 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 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 $120- one night only stay $140

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) = $140 2 Adults $140+ 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
19-Feb-18 to 31-Dec-18
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 19-May-19
$120+/night $120+/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (141)

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  • My parents had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed staying at Ryans...

    My parents had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed staying at Ryans Cottage. Fantastic hosts and highly recommended!

    BryceR91 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Great holiday home in a lovely garden setting

    Great holiday home in a lovely garden setting. Would recommend.

    PauletteSa1 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • A very cute little old cottage right in the centre of historic...

    A very cute little old cottage right in the centre of historic Ophir. All amenities were great, loved finding games like scrabble and knuckle bones to play in the cottage. Lovely outdoor seating area.

    wendtt78 100%|3x Oct 2017

  • As always, great place to stay

    As always, great place to stay.

    AnneCathrine 100%|3x Oct 2017

  • Great location for visiting Central Otago

    Great location for visiting Central Otago. Enjoyed two evening meals at the local hotel and the darts and quiz night.

    shirfe655 100%|2x Oct 2017

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