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Pub in Cardrona

Cardrona Hotel

The wood-panelled facade looks like a film set, but it's the real deal – NZ's most photographed pub is a gold-rush relic from 1863. The sense of history is palpable (note the exposed mine shaft over which the pub wa…
Distillery in Cardrona

Cardrona Distillery & Museum

Matching the ever-so-Scottish setting is this single-malt distillery. Enter past the fence of bras (Bra-drona!) and you'll find the beautiful cellar door inside a building of local schist rock. Have a sip of the ora…
Nature Reserve in Cardrona

Pisa Conservation Area

Covering much of the Pisa Range, this conservation reserve has several walking trails through the tussock grass. To get the full show, the 19km tramp to the summit of Little Criffel brings views of the Upper Clutha …