Omakau Commercial Hotel


Built in 1898, as Omakau's original homestead, the Omakau Commercial offers a variety of food, refreshments and accommodation.

There is a variety of room types - Queen and Twin rooms with ensuites or shared facilities, single rooms, and a Two Bedroom Cabin and attached Bunkroom.

The hotel changed ownership in March 2007, and the new owners have commenced an extensive refurbishment programme over the winter months.  The hotel is being lovingly restored back to its former glory, with the original floorboards and architraves being taken back to their original beauty.  We would like our guests to take a step back in time and enjoy the history this lovely old building holds.  We have tried to compliment the hotel with the appropriate antiques and old memorabilia.

We pride ourselves on our meals and service.  We have a wonderful selection of Central Otago wines and Ales available from our bar to quench your thirst, and/or to compliment your meal or snack, which you may enjoy on our deck, in our historic bar, conservatory or beer garden.

We are open 364 days a year for your dining requirements. Dinner bookings are essential in busy season so we can provide the level of service we strive for.

They don’t know it, but most New Zealanders know the Omakau Commercial. Its original schist stables set the scene for an enormously popular ‘Good On Ya Mate’ Speight’s Beer commercials. The most popular being "The Two Tickets to the Ball.” Fondly called "McKinnons", and now used for functions, it is open throughout the day so you can come and see this wonderful old building – bring your camera!

We look forward to meeting you and providing you with some "Good Old Fashioned Hospitality". 


From $35.00 NZD

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Your Hosts: Stacey & Michael
Address: 1 Harvey St, Omakau, 9376, Otago/Queenstown Lakes

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