Friday, 25 May 2018
The Old Oak, Mangonui
I have a thing for old buildings - this one in particular is from 1861 and is a registered heritage building. Now a boutique hotel with 6 bedrooms but it was once owned by John McIntosh when the district was seeing a decline in the Whaling industry but even so it bought lots of people from nearby Flax and Kauri mills as well as crew from boats passing through.
According to the website alot of work has been done over the years to renovate and restore the establishment to what it is today including re-piling and renovating.
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