Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (inc Cafe), Oturehua

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  • This is one of those places it's worth taking a detour to. The history of the engineering works, and it's place in our farming industry, makes for a very good story. Heritage NZ do a fabulous job look...  more »
  • Didn't mind the entrance fee as it all goes to up-keep and after all it is owned by all kiwis. Thrilled this piece of history was saved for all.  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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