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Chatto Creek is a hamlet 17km (10.5 miles) from the Central Otago town of Alexandra. Opened in 1886 in the village, the tavern was originally a Cobb & Co stop for the coaches from Dunedin to the Otago goldfields. At the time, it serviced a population of close to 800. Over the years, it has not only supplied goldminers with food and drinks, but also construction workers on the Central Otago railway. More recently it has been popular with rabbit hunters and today, being on the Otago Central Rail Trail, it is a magnet for cyclists from all over the world doing the trail. read more