Story: Otago places

Cardrona Hotel (1st of 2)

Cardrona Hotel

The Cardrona Hotel and the general store next door are the only buildings in Cardrona township that date from the gold-rush days of 1865–70. One owner, Jim Paterson, who ran the hotel from 1926, was remembered for rationing his customers – those who were driving over the Crown Range were only allowed one beer, while people heading for Wānaka could have two.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago places - Wānaka district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015