CUST

The fact that we including Cust surprises, but this small hamlet met the criteria for a synopsis.

Cust is a town midway between Oxford and Rangiora and as it turns out was, many decades ago was a significant recharge point for loggers and other travelers between the two ‘major’ centres. The numbers of travelers determined this small town grew to meet the needs of the itinerants and other people on the move.

The town is named after Sir Edward Cust, who was a member of the Canterbury Association which organised European settlement of the area around 1850.

The fact that Cust has a War Memorial of substance bears testimony to a resident population of some number back in 1914.

The Anglican Church is an historic building and the church bell  was brought out to from England to Cust before WW 2.

Cust is a town strip now that is 500 metres in length; there is a gift shop, where the shopkeeper is the town historian.

The Hotel at Cust is a busy enterprise and will be the stop off point for a drink.

Cust also has a museum that opens on Sundays.

Perhaps a stop over is a consideration.

 

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
Laundry   Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service   Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course