Worth the trip out of town, or a spot to drop into on your way to Oamaru from Christchurch. We go there once or twice a year for not only the restaurant which has an amazing array of foods on offer with most sourced locally from their own kitchen garden which you can walk around but also the great trinket gift shops and farm atmosphere, add Dot's Castle to the backdrop and it is a fun filled day for all. Have to admit to spending a little too much money when there but all pieces brought have been worth it.
Visited here en route home after a trip to Christchurch. Since opening have always made this a stop on long SH1 journeys. Great coffee, great food and the playground is awesome for kids to burn off steam in. Today it was a coffee, a play and a check up on the castle progress.
1431 State Highway 1 R D 5 H Oamaru