Entry Date: 22.02.2020, at 13:36:38 hrs (local)

Whangarei - Whangarei



PRID: 11879
LegID: 323
LegNo: 71
Latitude: S035°50.27'
Longitude: E174°24.00'
Day#: 934
Log (Total): 51195 nm
Otira is the last little settlement coming from West towards Arthur´ s Pass. It has only very few houses, an art galleria and the coolest hotel in New Zealand.

We are so glad to have stopped and having a coffee in this cool place. A little restaurant, bar, kitchen and two living rooms are in the first floor of the old hotel; and there are a few guestrooms on the second floor. This is the normal part. But everything is full with old stuff: furniture, decorations, pictures, musical instruments, books. It also feels like a museum, packed with stuff from 100 years ago. The guest rooms upstairs have old beds and furniture, too and the bathroom´s appliances are from at least 70 years ago. It is definitely worth to spend a night here and discover all those history.

Around the hotel there are requisites from the movie ”Lord of the Rings”, old bicycles, horse carts and many more unusual old vehicles to see. It is really a very cool place.