Gilchrist Store

Heritage Tourism

Be sure to call into this iconic piece of New Zealand history- a "must see" attraction on your Central Otago Rail Trail adventure- this equals heritage tourism at it's best.

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Visit our Oturehuas Gilchist Store. This historic building in the centre of Oturehua town is one of the best known stores in Central Otago. Built in 1899 this store is a rare delight for any nostalgia enthusiast, successfully merging the old and the new.

The shelves boast display memorabilia such as the original telephone exchange, an antique bacon slicer, tinned coffee and food from the late 1800’s.

Present day goods are also sold.

Eftpos and Credit Cards are accepted.



Summer Hours

Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 5.00 pm

Saturday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm

Sunday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm


Winter Hours

Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 5.00 pm

Saturday 8.00 am – 2.00 pm

Sunday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Winter weekend closing hours may vary, so please phone the store first 03 4445808


Proud to be using NZ made products.