The General Merchant Post and Telegraph store dates back to 1871. Found half way between Queenstown and Wanaka right on the Cardrona Valley Road is this small village. Surrounded by ski field in the scenic Crown Range. It is one of my favourite roads for views in the South Island. This general store is just as picturesque as the hotel next door. To the left of the door you can see an old fuel pump complete with hand crank on the top. Fortunately I had enough fuel to get me to Wanaka comfortably.