Jacksons Tavern


Jacksons Tavern is the perfect venue for tour groups, work functions and social gatherings of any kind.

With a separate function space, an outdoor beer garden and of course the charming main bar area, we would be more than happy to tailor a package to suit your specific requests.

For those wishing to stay on later some nearby accommodation arrangements are also available.


At Jacksons Tavern history comes alive as this historic site sets the scene for your journey into the spectacular West Coast.

Jacksons Tavern is an iconic venue in a remote and stunning location, at the gateway to the wild West Coast; filled with regional memorabilia and old world charm Jacksons is a must stop for your tour group or gathering.

Please enquire about availability for functions.


Standing proudly on the West Coast side of the Arthur’s Pass route, past the spectacular mountainous territory of the Southern Alps sits Jacksons Tavern. The exterior, complete with original hitching rails for stage coaches sets the scene for this iconic piece of living New Zealand history.

The first pub built by the Jackson family was washed away by the nearby Taramakau River in 1868 but the resilience of the Jackson’s saw the pub being run from under a tarpaulin until the second tavern was completed in 1872. The building in its current form was completed in 1910 and more recently has undergone a loving restoration. Once relying on the trade of gold seekers, today the tavern is a wonderful rest spot for tourists, travellers and locals alike.