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Blacks Hotel

Accommodation Type

Hotel, Historic


6 Queen & 5 twin en-suited rooms
$125 a couple or twin share
$95 single occupancy


  • Accommodation is in two areas, ‘The Annex’ with four twin ensuite rooms and one ensuite queen room, and ‘The Hotel’ which provides one twin ensuite room and four ensuite queen rooms, two of which have fully tiled-wet area disabled facilities. 


We are just 2 km from Omakau on a sealed road and a welcome sight after a long bike ride. Built in 1937 the Art Deco outside has been kept and where possible retained in the alterations inside.

We can cater for groups of all sizes up to 22 with 11 ensuited rooms and our rate includes a continental breakfast. The hotel and all rooms have unlimited wifi access.

We have a large 100 square metre deck with shade sail just off the dining room so meals can be enjoyed both inside or out. Also lovely just enjoying a drink after a day on the trail.

Simple but extensive menu that covers most of the food groups which includes Gluten Free and Vegetarian options at reasonable prices. We also have a children's menu at children's prices.

We offer EFTPOS, SKY, beer garden/deck area.

We have 7 cold beers on tap as well as non-alcoholic options.

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The historic Ophir township has a charming collection of stone buildings from the goldmining days as well as a working post office, operated by The Historic Places Trust daily between 9.00am and noon.

If your time allows there are short trips to various places close by worthy of visiting and for larger groups our van could be available.

Nearby O'Connell's swing bridge dating from 1880 crosses the Manuherikia River and is a 'must-see'.

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Sam & Sandy Stoddart & Jocelyn & Miles Dixon


Ida Valley–Omakau Rd, Ophir, 9376

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