Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (inc Cafe), Oturehua

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  • This is a great place to stop for lunch on the Otago Rail Trail. We didn’t tour the historical part but joined the swag of cyclists who stopped here for lunch. Fantastic cheese rolls and great...  more »
  • I love this cafe and the customer service of the staff is just amazing. This year was hard for me as I have had to become Gluten Free. I took three friends for Eat Taste Central and two had...  more »
  • Great place to stop on the Otago Rail Trail. Lovely cafe with homemade goodies also incorporating a store that sells jams, preserves, crafts etc. The ladies at the cafe are very friendly and knowledgeable on the Hayes Family history. If you have time, it's worth paying the small admission fee to view the Hayes estate.
  • Fascinating example of early NZ european engineering works including inventions such as the wire strainer. The family house is also interesting, not only for exemplifying the living conditions of early 19century colonial living but also for the gadgets and creations of an engineer's brain. A rail trail must see. Cafe closed as it was after 4pm.

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