With the summer tourist season in full swing, I thought a blog on pubs would be timely. Some of the oldest and most interesting pubs are found in Otago. This is due to the gold rush of the 1860s when hundreds of hotels were opened to cater to the thousands of miners who swarmed over the Otago landscape at that time.

I have selected 5 of the most fascinating pubs in the district. I have been to them all and have stayed at a few of them and I can say the unique atmosphere and location has established each one as a special gem and tourist magnet. read more