Lodging and Activities

Ida Valley, Central Otago

Accommodation

With six beds we are the perfect base for groups exploring Central Otago, or simply to book the pub out for the night. We have a bar, pool table, and darts board. There's space for dining, a movie room, and super-fast internet.

Adventures

What adventures are on offer? Some of our favourites include: biking the rail trail, fishing at the Poolburn Dam, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking at St. Bathans, horse riding where the Lord of the Rings was filmed, a tour of local wineries and brewery, and mountain biking in Naseby, Alexandra and Clyde.

Since the 1920s the Poolburn Hotel has been the meeting place of the Ida Valley. Nestled in the remote highlands of Central Otago, between Dunedin and the Lakes District, the valley is an adventure mecca. No longer a pub, we now offer lodging and guided activities to adventurers from afar.

The Team

A wayward collection of city folk who have found a home in the Ida Valley

Mark

Tractor Operator, kitchenhand

When not moving dirt with the John Deere, Mark will often be found in the kitchen or behind the bar. Drink of choice: any spirits, neat.

Matt

Groundskeeper, Barista

Obsessed with building and fixing, Matt will usually be found in the workshop or gym, which are conveniently located next to each other. Drink of choice: fresh milk.

Bishop

Butler, Security

Cuddle enthusiast, bane of the postman, and hunter of goats. Drink of choice: warm foamy fresh milk.

Honourary Members

From time to time we have numerous other team members at the Hub, including Sara, Shay, Indy, Kat, Rohan, Paul, Pete, Ian, Asher, and many others who bring specialized skill sets and resources.

Rook (Rookie)

Bishop's Understudy

Rook can usually be found curled up by the fire or snuggling on a couch. However, when the sun's out he's a keen adventurer, hunter and bike chaser. Drink of choice: warm frothy fresh milk.

Get in Touch

845 Ida Valley - Omakau Rd, Oturehua, 9387

The Proprietor: +64278846709

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