The Cardrona Hotel has been put up for sale. Photo by
Historic gold-mining pub the Cardrona Hotel is about to
be put up for sale, joining a list of Central Otago rural
watering holes now on the market.
Built in 1863, the pub is one of New Zealand's oldest hotels
and has become synonymous with Speight's advertising
campaigns, which often featured it as a part of a
stereotypical Southern man hangout.
The hotel is one of the last remaining occupied buildings
from the Central Otago gold rush days.
The 6229sq m property on four freehold titles was redeveloped
and modified during the past decade and now includes a
restaurant and upmarket hotel accommodation quarters.
The Cardrona Hotel is one of several Central Otago rural
hotels either to come on to the market or be shut down during
the past year.
Lauder's White Horse Hotel is for sale, as is the Poolburn
Tavern and the Wedderburn Tavern went on the market in
The Lake Hawea Motor Inn and Hotel was advertised for sale in
May and the Bannockburn Tavern was listed for $1.3 million in
The Arthurs Point Tavern, near Queenstown, closed last
September and is scheduled for demolition.
The Cardrona Hotel is for sale by a private treaty deadline
of August 25 and is being marketed by Colliers International.