Hart's Black Horse Brewery & Daffodil Fields
Even after NZ Breweries closed the brewery in 1923 it was still a popular destination in the spring – attracting more than 1500 people by road and rail in 1937. This enormous feat required 3 trains from Dunedin. These excursions ended in the mid 1950’s.
Although only ruins remain of this once grand site, they provide a stunning backdrop to spectacular woodland garden walks featuring a vintage rhododendron forest and waterfall.
Originally planted in 1895, uncounted varieties of daffodils on 25 acres have cross pollinated over time into a truly unique showing.
Historically the daffodils on the brewery site were picked for charity, a tradition we have revived.
For people celebrating spring and travelling through to Central Otago, the brewery ruins with the daffodils and rhododendron forest will be a point of interest on the way.
Group tours are available with ‘Dusty’, creating an atmosphere of days past - when Weatherstons was known as the ‘Fun Capital of the Goldfields’.
Children under five free