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Meet the team at Westbound Motors. If you are in need of fuel, water, oil,
food or any other motoring requirements then swing in to the forecourt.
They are open 7 days a week and 5 days a week for the workshop.
Any of them will be happy to give you a hand and a big smile.
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Mossburn: there's much more than meets the eye
With the mountains of Fiordland as a
stunning backdrop, Mossburn is definitely
a place worth visiting. Located south of
Queenstown and east of Te Anau, this small gem
in Northern Southland has a lot to offer the
The town's main industry is agriculture, with
many cattle, deer and sheep farms nearby:
however there's certainly more on offer than
meets the eye and it takes a visit to really see
Mossburn at its best! For a small town, even their
economy is thriving. From the Manapouri Power
Station to the wind farm at White Hill, the tight-
knit and bustling town really know how to get
ahead and have a good time!
And when it comes to having a good time, where
better to do so than at The Mossburn Railway
This gorgeous historic hotel was built in 1922, and
dates back to 1886 for providing the locals with a
place to relax and have a good time in. It can be
stumbled across on the main road between
Queenstown and Te Anau, and provides
everything from dining, to a bar and a beautiful
garden for those warm southern days.
Immaculate accommodation is also available for
those wishing to stay a while.
But within this hotel lies something just that little
bit different, something that is brag-worthy for
Mossburn, and something not often found within
an eatery, or even your every day building...
And that is the resident ghost, the ex-cook.
Her cooking days are over, but it seems Mossburn
is not a town you would want to leave - even after
death. And it appears that this cheeky chef has
made a bedroom in Mossburn Hotel her
According to Hotel co-owner Tom Low who has
worked at the hotel for 10 years, the chef worked
for the hotel 'about 40 years ago' and died
peacefully in her sleep within the pub's
According to many Mossburn residents, she has
been seen peering out of the hotel's windows but
Tom himself has no problem with the ghost
sharing their accommodation - if she exists.
But whether she exists or not, she has been a
talking point for people at the hotel for many years.
Weird and wonderful
If there's anything weird, wacky and wonderful
to be discovered, it can be found in Mossburn.
One such weird, wacky and wonderful thing is a
hat collection. Mossburn is home to an amazing
186+ hat collection that has been growing for
almost 10 years, and oddly enough was started by
Tom Low of the Mossburn Railway Hotel is the
man behind it all, and says it all came about when
the White Hill wind farm construction began in
With construction crews staying at the hotel, they
each brought with them an array of company
clothing - including caps which were given to
Tom says he ''had hair back then'' so didn't wear
hats, and they started off being hung up behind
the bar. Before long, the amount of caps grew and
he started hanging them around the bar.
Tom says he has received hats from tourists, and
places as far away as Alaska and South Africa.
''I even got one from Zambian boys that were
here,'' Tom says.
The hat collection has been a talking point of
anyone who stops in at the hotel, with many
people cracking a smile for the wild pig head
donning the 'Mossburn Hotel' cap on the wall.
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