Things To Do

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During your stay with us in Oturehua it is well worth your while to visit Hayes Engineering Works where a variety of valuable farm equipment was invented. Ernest and Hannah Hayes were hard working and imaginative trail blazers. You can walk through the original earthen floored factory and visit the truly beautiful mud brick homestead that has been tastefully decorated in true Hayes style.

Visit the Golden Progress mine site which is only a short walk/bike ride off the main Ida Valley Road or rail trail, also a very interesting and pleasant spot, as is the wonderful Poolburn Dam located on top and in the hills past Moa Creek at the southern end of the valley where excellent fishing is possible, and in the township we have our own tennis courts and swimming pool, with all year round curling available at Naseby’s Indoor rink.