Olivers of Clyde was founded as a general store in 1863, supplying essential supplies to the ordes of rip-roaring gold-seeking prospectors. The storefront, barn, stables, smoke house, main house and servants' quarters have been carefully restored, although many still show the scars of those bygone days. Schist rock walls, weather-beaten timbers, giant open fireplaces and a cottage type garden gave Olivers its charming ambience.
Within easy reach of Olivers is Poolburn. Click to view a slideshow of "Poolburn, Central Otago, New Zealand.
PLEASE NOTE: This website (olivers.co.nz) is not affiliated with the new operation of Olivers as "Olivers Central Otago Lodge & Stables" at 34 Sunderland Street, Clyde, Central Otago, Otago, New Zealand.
The above photograph of Olivers was taken in 2005 during its earlier running as a Lodge & Restaurant, begun by the outstanding Central Otago hostess and identity Fleur Sullivan, now proprietor of Fleur's Place, Moeraki.
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