Friday, October 10, 2014

Talisman Hotel, Katikati

Katikati was an area settled by Protestant Irish immigrants from Ulster in 1875.  They arrived by ship and disembarked at the landing, on the Uretara River. Originally the hotel (built in 1888) was named after the river, then moved to higher ground after a huge flood. The present hotel was rebuilt and renamed The Talisman, after a fire in 1929.

Although nearly 100 years old, today it has been remodelled inside into a comfortable restaurant, with a lovely outdoor seating area.
Visit date: 10 October 2014

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