Food, Dining and Excursions

Before you arrive at Marchburn, Lunch at Hannah's Kitchen at Hayes Engineering. Or at the Oturehua Railway Hotel. Or a coffee and Snack from Gilchrist's Historic General Store. You will be booked at Oturehua Railway Hotel for dinner. They collect you and return you to Marchburn in their free shuttle.

Oturehua Railway Hotel

The Oturehau Railway Hotel offers a wonderful dining option while staying at the Marchburn Country Lodge. Make the most of your relaxing time in Central Otago with a free hotel shuttle to and from the hotel, back to your accommodation.

The hotel’s dinner menu includes Steak and Guiness Pie, Lamb Shank, Chicken Breast (stuffed with Basil and Feta)…….and also their Daily Specials. Their desserts are delicious and they also offer a menu for children.

Danseys Pass

Danseys Pass is located in the old Kyeburn Gold Diggings and has a full history traced back to the 1860s.

Visit the Dansey’s Pass Coach Inn and stay for a delicious lunch, after exploring this unique New Zealand location.

Hayes Engineering Works and Homestead

Hayes Engineering Works and Homestead is Heritage New Zealand site. You can take a leisurely cycle/walk, or you could make use of our free shuttle.

Hayes Engineering Works and Homestead is the birthplace of a local engineering ingenuity that spread throughout New Zealand, and then the world. The workshops and Homestead are maintained in full working order and fully guided tours are available.

The Golden Progress Mine

A short 200 metres walk from Marchburn Luxury Lodge is the entrance to The Golden Progress Mine. This is a great activity if you’re looking for a walk, hike or cycle around Marchburn. You can use a style to cross the fence line, and then make your way to the historic ruins of the once prosperous gold mine.

The walk follows a gulley, and once you leave the road, you travel through sheep paddocks so bear in mind that access to this site may be closed during lambing season. Lambing season is between the months of September and October. This “lambing” closure will be clearly signposted thought.

The Golden Progress Mine is a glimpse into the European history of Central Otago, and well worth exploring. This is a Department of Conservation site.