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.

Linking up with Skywatch Friday.


  1. I would not have guessing this building to be so old. Very well maintained. I like the upstairs wrap-around balcony!

  2. Very nice looking old building worth the restoration

  3. Hello, it is a nice old building, I like the balcony. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. I love the look of this building. I love the wide porch wrapped around it.

  5. One of my favourite building styles, even though I don't remember ever seeing one here in Canada. It makes me feel wistful, somehow, although I don't know why.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. That's pretty old for NZ. I never saw this building when I've been up that way.

  7. Lots of character in that building and lovely blue sky!

    Happy Day to you,
    C & Z



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