Rotherham is another of those small towns that met our synopsis criteria.

Rotherham is on the road from Hanmer Springs and Cheviot and 10k before Waiau.

This a really nice small place, of which the historical cottage and general store deserve a look over.

The Rotherham Museum is a private enterprise and at the time of our visit was not open for business.

The church also has historic qualities as does the Hotel.

The Rotherham War Memorial is the gates to the community swimming pool, are maintained and respected.

Rotherham's Rail heritage makes interesting reading and this is the quote from Wikipedia:-

“On 8 February 1886, a rail line was opened to Culverden, but construction then stalled as debate raged about the final route and destination of the line. Some proposals included a line through Rotherham, and in 1914, work finally began on extending the line to Waiau via Rotherham. This extension was opened on 15 December 1919 and the line became known as the Waiau Branch. Rotherham station had a relatively large station building by the standard of rural New Zealand stations, possibly due to plans that suggested terminating the line in Rotherham rather than in Waiau. The station also had stockyards and a good shed; the stockyards were removed in 1970, and the goods shed was sold and relocated by July 1975. The railway itself closed on 15 January 1978, with the station building left in its original location and acquired for use by a local farmer”

Rotherham is a town that requires more than just a drive through mindset. .




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