What an awesome place to drop in for lunch while driving from Queenstown to Wanaka. One of NZs oldest pubs, with a few updates in keeping with the heritage of the site and the area.
We had a simple lunch ... Wedges with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce, a bowl of fries, and deep fried camembert cheese. Wow ... The food that came could have fed ten, rather than the 3 that were present. The wedges were simply the best I have ever had. Hard to get excited about wedges? Try these ones.
Bill for an armys worth of food plus two Cardrona Ales, a hot chocolate and a juice was $51.
The staff were friendly and accommodating. Check out the garden bar, old cars, carts and buildings in the back are well worth seeing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Crown Range Road between Wanaka and Queenstown, the Cardrona Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Central Otago region. Twenty minutes from Wanaka, 40 minutes from Queenstown and 30 minutes from Arrowtown, the hotel is close to many major tourist attractions in the region. It's also close to four major ski areas, including Cardrona Alpine Resort. All ensuite rooms are all equipped with Sky TV, WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities. A continental buffet breakfast served in the historic dining room is also included in the room rate. Make use of the cosy guest lounge, beautiful cottage gardens, laundry facilities and spa pool. Rooms are a mix of queen beds, twin queen beds, twin singles and family rooms with one queen bed and two singles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cardrona Hotel South Island