Ophir Post and Telegraph Office
53 Swindon Street
Central Otago
New Zealand
+64 3 447 3738
Ophir Post and Telegraph Office
Ophir, formerly known as Blacks No 1 or Blackton, was a thriving gold mining town established in the 1860s.
In 1875 the settlement, complete with stores, hotels, banks, churches, hospital, police station and school, was named Ophir after the Biblical place where King Solomon obtained gold for the temple in Jerusalem. In October 1886 a new Post Office of schist masonry with plaster quoins and window dressings was built by stonemason Edward Booth, replacing a smaller operation in Ophir.
In 1976 the Post Office was taken over by Heritage New Zealand and restored, and still operates postal services for three hours each weekday morning. Its interior remains largely unchanged from the time of its construction.
Opening hours
9am to 12 midday Monday to Friday
As a working post office.
Closed on public holidays.
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Ophir Post Office

Opening Hours
October - June, Monday to Friday
9am -12 midday

July - September, Monday - Friday
10am - 1pm
Closed on public holidays

Cost: Free
Open as a working post office.

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