Warm up at the Cardrona Hotel
With this year’s Winter Festival well under way, thoughts inevitably turn to warm winter fare and drinks at the end of the day.
The ideal spot to relax after a full day of Festival activities is the Cardrona Hotel, located on the Crown Range Road – just a 40-minute drive from Queenstown and 20 minutes from Wanaka – the Cardrona Hotel is a welcome retreat.
The Cardrona Hotel is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most iconic hotels. Established in 1863, the hotel represents the area’s rich gold rush era history, and is one of only two buildings standing of the original township.
Its rustic charm, stunning mountain setting and rich history make it a must see while visiting Central Otago.
Said to be the most photographed pub in New Zealand, behind the historic facade lies a stunning beer garden, charming hotel rooms, and an excellent bar and restaurant serving a modern take on traditional pub fare.
The hotel’s restaurant is open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering fresh, fast and filling meals created from locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.
The hotel also offers an extensive wine list with some of the region’s best vintages on offer, as well as a full selection of beers, ciders and spirits. Whatever your tipple might be, the Cardrona Hotel is sure to have it.
At this time of year, enjoy the Cardrona Hotel’s legendary apres ski – ideal after a full day of festival activities.
- Additional information sourced from cardronahotel.co.nz