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Historical Guesthouse in Riverton

The seaside town of  Riverton is an easy 40km drive west of Invercargill on the Southern Scenic Route. Once an early Maori settlement, Riverton is the oldest European settlement in New Zealand.

Riverton today is known as a fishing village and holiday town, houses and cribs perched on bush clad hills look out over Taramea Bay and the fishing boats moored in the estuary harbour below.

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 Guests can relax in the warm lounge while the sun sets over the Aparima Estuary or cook up local seafood in the modern kitchen.


The Riverton Rock - comfortable lodgings and warm southern hospitality for the modern traveller.

The Riverton Rock is a restored historic hotel that provides a perfect base from which to explore the South coast of New Zealand. Arrange your travel plans to Stewart Island or spend your time visiting some of the local attractions.

Our rooms range from The Scarlet Bath Room featuring a large Victorian bath to The Fireside Forest with a stately open fire to the Paua Bunk Room with bunks and singles.

Scarlet Bathroom

Facilities include a large lounge area, wood burner, sumptuous leather lounge suite, an interesting collection of old New Zealand books, a well equipped kitchen, disabled facilities, full laundry and drying facilities.


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