Athol is a small country town that lies on the Southern Scenic Route. In the 19th century, attempts were made at gold mining on the nearby Nokomai River, but these were unsuccessful. Nowadays, farming is thriving in the area, and the area has become a popular fishing spot as the nearby Mataura River is great for brown trout fishing. Athol is a popular resting stop for cyclists riding the trail. Two purpose-built bridges for cyclists and walkers of the trail have been nicknamed the “Golden Gates,” a stop here is a definite must. For a bite to eat, head over to the Athol Shop, and while you’re here, cross the road and pay the Art Gallery a visit.
The Athol Gallery represents both established and new artists who have a deep connection to the local landscape and rural life. From majestic portrayals of stunning scenery to capturing the everyday beauty of rural activities, at Athol Gallery, we offer a diverse selection of quality artwork, including sculptural pieces, oil paintings, watercolours and printmaking. Our […]
Athol shop is a locally owned and operated Cafe/General Store/Bar and Barbecue restaurant serving breakfast, world-famous Hoagie sandwiches all day and epic low and slow barbecue dinners at night. We also source as much produce from local suppliers, such as Welcome Rock Gardens in Garston and Wilderness Valley farms just out of Te Anau. We […]
Mataura Lodge Athol
In the heart of Athol, Mataura Lodge is immaculately renovated. Now offering three king-sized bedrooms, two large bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. The generous living space, featuring a log burner with stone surround, will quickly become the heart of your stay. Mataura Lodge has a unique history. Starting life in the […]
The Lodge Athol and Holiday Park
Welcome to The Lodge Athol and Holiday Park Athol, Northern Southland – just an hour from Queenstown, Te Anau, Invercargill and Gore. So you can enjoy your stay in our peaceful surroundings whilst never being far away from your next adventure. Be it relaxing in our lodge, complete with all the amenities you could wish […]
Graceland B&B offers accommodation with free WIFI and secured parking for cars and bicycles. There is a private bathroom in all our rooms. We also offer a free continental breakfast included in our pricing. After a day of hiking, cycling or fishing, guests can relax in our garden or lounge areas.
The Shearers Quarters
Situated on the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail, The Shearers Quarters at Fiery Creek Farm have been renovated and turned into a private two-bedroom apartment, adjoining the main house. As guests of the Shearer’s Quarters, you’ll have private use of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom & kitchenette, as well as use of the terrace area, and […]
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