Danseys Pass

Danseys Pass Hotel is the only building remaining in Danseys Pass which was built in 1862.

At the north end of the Maniototo Plain is Danseys Pass which links the Maniototo to Waitali District. Danseys Pass is 16 km from Naseby.

Named after William Heywood Dansey, a North Otago run holder who did expedition over the Pass into Central Otago with three others in 1855-56. Danseys Pass was once well used for gold mining traffic and Moniototo side of the Pass was the successful gold digging which was discovered before major finding at Naseby.

Danseys Pass Hotel is the only building remaining in Danseys Pass which was built in 1862.



Population: 7

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Danseys Pass Hotel

Tagged as: Hotel, Historic

Danseys Pass Hotel, a historic establishment built in 1862 that offers 19 double bedrooms across the original building and modern purpose-built lodge, as well as facilities for wedding ceremonies, conferences and other functions nestled in the heart of the beautiful Otago countryside.


Standard double room with private ensuite $180

Bedsits (twin/double) $160

Family room (two double room interconnected by the shared bathroom) $290

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Danseys Pass Coach Inn

Their menu is packed full of fresh local produce carefully selected and prepared by their chefs.

Ph: 03 444 9048

Upper Kyeburn Cemetery

Approximately 2/3rd of the way between Naseby township and Danseys Pass Coach Inn you can view the original notice board with Cemetery Charges.

German Creek Reserve

German Creek Reserve is on behind the hotel. The early miners planted trees representing their homeland.




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