Wednesday, 14 January 2015

River Inn... Great Overnight Parking...

 This lovely old historic hotel built around 1898 is a large fully
equipped travellers hostel...
It's also an NZMCA Pop (park over property).

 It's 2.5 km north of Takaka town... Only $5 a night to
park on the lawn... Showers and laundry available and
quite a unique public bar full of friendly locals
and a blackboard of meal options. I'm told the 'Ritchie'(name of 
the owners) burger is more than you can eat!
Read about it here... Kayaks, bikes, snorkeling gear to watch 
the trout in the Takaka River... Lots of things to do and see...

 It had been another hot day and I just wanted somewhere to park
and sit out on the grass and enjoy another perfect evening...

 I was told 'park wherever you like' so I chose the back lawn
by the garden facing the setting sun...

 In the garden was this old relic of by-gone days. It's either an
old gold or coal wagon, probably gold as that is was
was sought after in this area in the 'early' days...
And still is by some hopefuls.

Right outside my door was this little garden seat with flowering 
wisteria climbing all over it. I highly recommend it...
a place to be solitary in the garden or social in the bar with the 
locals and a delicious freshly cooked meal.

1 comment:

  1. I remember the River Inn. We parked our caravan there and had a peaceful and friendly stay.