New Zealand’s iconic Whangamomona Hotel is up for sale, representing the passing of the torch of one of our most isolated, yet highly sought after dining, drinking, and overnighting destinations. The 114-year-old hotel is nestled in the heart of Taranaki backcountry in a town that sees around 25,000 people pass through each year.
Despite its remoteness, the Whangamomona Hotel seems to always draw a crowd, many people passing through on their tour of the Forgotten World Highway from Stratford to Taumarunui. Although Whangamomona boasts an impressive official residents list—10 people—this piece of New Zealand history is looking to get passed on to new owners. Current owner, Richard Pratt, said, “It’s one of those mysterious destinations that people have on their agenda. It’s on people’s bucket list.”
The quintessential Kiwi pub has received many upgrades since its original construction in 1905 and will be on the market for $2.1 million.