Ophir Thyme Accommodation

This lovely old building was the former St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, built in 1897 (a category II listed building) and sympathetically restored by the current owners Judy & Russell Hinsley.

The accommodation is self-catering and comprises of two separate units which can be booked individually or together (with adjoining lockable door) e.g. for families or two couples.
Both have their own separate entrance.

Disabled Access : Ramp from street frontage to front door. The Nave is fully wheel chair-friendly.

Check in: 3.00 pm and Check out: 10.00 am.

Keys - As per arrangement at time of booking.

Parking - Free parallel parking is available on site on the right-hand side of accommodation up the driveway. Bicycle stands on site.

Reception - Come to the house at the back of the accommodation.

Our facility is suitable for the following:


Two Couples

Girl's Weekends

Friends wanting a place to relax

A bride preparing for her big day with attendants and/or family

A groom preparing for his big day with supporters

Guys' wanting a place to relax after fishing, boating, etc

Cyclists wanting comfortable accommodation on the rail trail

Travellers needing a base to relax after spending their days exploring

Where to eat in Ophir?

Blacks Hotel (Pub Meal), they also provide breakfast if you order in advance. Phone: 03 447 3826

Pitches Store (fine-dining) or just for a coffee. Phone: 03 447 3240

Both are about a 2 minute walk away.

In Omakau 2 kms away is the Commercial Hotel for a pub meal (courtesy coach provided by them). Phone: 03 447 3715 Muddy Creek Cafe - Phone 03 477 3344

Ophir is an historic gold mining town. It is a small, quaint village of older buildings and lovely cottage gardens in the spring & summer. It takes on a golden/orange hue in a autumn and magical hoar frosts in winter.

There is a vintage shop which opens at weekends over the summer months and another one on site (discuss with hosts regarding opening times) there are also antique/collectable shops at Shingle Creek, Becks, Ranfurly and Alexandra.

Activities: Fishing, cycling (the Central Otago Rail Trail runs through Omakau 2 kms away).

Also the Alexandra to Roxburgh cycle trail and a shorter riverside trail between Alexandra & Clyde.

Check out the historic Daniel O’Connell Bridge at the Alexandra end of the village. Or, have a swim in the community pool in Ophir (honesty box for casual swimmers). Poolburn or Manorburn Dams are also a good trip for fishing (during their season), or a picnic.


Two Units
$200.00 (Up to 3 People) or $135.00/night (2 people) | (The Nave - $30.00/night for extra person)
The Nave
Accomodates: 2-4

Wheelchair Accessable.
$200.00/night - Up to 3 people ($30.00/night extra person)

  • Super King Bed (+ 2 Single Beds if required)
  • Luxury Bathroom with Large Bath & Wetroom
  • Full Kitchen Facilities
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linen Supplied
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Non-Smoking
The Vestry
Accomodates: 2

Ensuite Bathroom.
$135.00/night (2 people)

  • Queen Bed
  • Linen supplied
  • Fridge & Toaster
  • Crockery & Cutlery
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-Smoking


You can check the availability of our units via the calendars below.


The Nave


The Vestry


Please enjoy some images of our accommodation & local attractions.

Contact us

Judy & Russell Hinsley

Ophir Thyme Accommodation

13 Swindon Street Ophir, Central Otago, NZ

+64 (0)3 447 3192 & +64 (0)22 021 8400


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