About Us

Omakau’s first homestead.


Located just metres from the Otago Central Rail Trail, the Omakau Commercial Hotel was built in 1898 by William Leask as Omakau’s first homestead then accommodation house for weary travellers.

It is now an ideal stop for the new type of traveller that passes through Omakau –Rail Trailers, Curling and Fishing Enthusiasts,  and visitors to the Central Otago area who can explore the area using the hotel as their base.

The Hotel is available for any of your dining requirements most of the year. Our Chefs pride themselves on their flavour and presentation – we invite you to look at our Dining page for some mouth-watering temptations.  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.

Eugene and Sharyn, and the Team at the Omakau Commercial Hotel would welcome the opportunity to provide you with some Good Old Fashioned Hospitality.

For those that wish to have a trip around historic Ophir, we can incorporate this in your drop-off when taking you home from dinner


Accommodation Meals and Bar