Becks

Becks has a history to tell and a community keen to restore an important aspect of it.

This small Central Otago township is uniquely situated half way between the Equator and the South Pole on the 45th parallel. It is 25 minutes drive northeast of Alexandra and 20 minutes from Wedderburn in the Maniototo Plains.

Becks has a war memorial, community hall and much evidence of a village from an earlier time. A local woolshed has been made from the corrugated iron of the former village hall. Remnants of tennis courts can be seen along with the old blacksmith’s building and some lonely back steps of long gone family homes.

The village of Becks revolved around the former White Horse Hotel, now the focus of a community restoration project. The wooden addition to the hotel was built in the early 1880s. In total there were 10 bedrooms, two sitting rooms and a large dining room. The buildings are of stone, wood and iron and included a stable with eight stalls.

The new White Horse Hotel, built on the opposite side of the road in 1925 provides spectacular views of the Hawkdun Range and Blackstone Hill.

Turn onto Loop Road for a back road journey to stunning St Bathans. Explore Cambrians along the way as you venture into the golden hillsides at the foot of the Dunstan Ranges and Hawkdun Ranges.

Rub shoulders with the locals, hear their stories and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Becks.
Planning
Alexandra/Clyde - Cycling Trails
Nestled in the expansive Manuherikia Valley surrounded by majestic block-mountains is the commercial hub of Alexandra. Experience the drama of its contrasting seasons – blossoms in spring, the fragrance of wild thyme in summer, the golden glows of autumn and the mystical beauty of winter. Read More

Cromwell/Bannockburn - Cycling Trails
Surrounded by treeless mountain ranges and the powerful Clutha and Kawarau Rivers that converge to form Lake Dunstan, is Cromwell; the place to experience its abundance of sun-ripened fruits, award winning wines and rich mining past. Read More

Ranfurly/Naseby - Cycling Trails
This land of vast open space with tor-studded mountain ranges is timeless. Discover remnants of its gold mining past, the heartland of the high country drover, empty roads and sleepy little townships, and Ranfurly – New Zealand’s rural art deco oasis. Read More

Roxburgh - Cycling Trails
Set in the Teviot Valley amongst farmland and a patchwork of orchards, roadside stalls laden with the best of summer fruits is Roxburgh – home to the ‘world famous’ Jimmy’s Pies, stunning vistas and the mighty Clutha River at its best. Read More

Alexandra & Clyde
Alexandra is situated at the conjunction of two rivers; the Manuherikia and the mighty Clutha. Upstream is the historic township of Clyde. Read More

Cromwell & Bannockburn
You can enjoy a world class wine experience at one of the picturesque cellar doors, sample seasonal fruits or shop in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. Read More

Ranfurly, Naseby & the Maniototo
Discover picturesque quaint historic gold mining and farming towns, pastoral valleys, rocky tors and the awesome sprawling Maniototo plain. Read More

Roxburgh & the Teviot Valley
Taste exquisite summer fruits of cherries, apricots, plums nectarines, peaches, pears, berries and apples at roadside orchard stalls. Read More
Central Otago - Our Regional Identity
Central Otago - Our Regional Identity 'A World of Difference' defines what is uniquely Central Otago as a place and a community. Read More

Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes
Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes Meet some unique and passionate Central Otago locals and be introduced to their favourite places and activities. Read More

Central Otago Food & Wine
Central Otago Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More
site maplegal information | login
evoSuite Tourism Marketing Software | Web Design by ReserveGroup