Vulcan Hotel, 1882 - haunted public house, St Bathans

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1670 Loop Road, St Bathans 9386, New Zealand


+64 3-447 3629

The Vulcan Hotel is a restored and reputedly haunted public house, located on the main street of St Bathans, and is the town's main tourist attraction. Originally called the Ballarat Hotel, it was built in 1882 of mud brick.

The building is registered as a Category I historic place by Heritage New Zealand.

The building is notable as possibly the country's most famous haunted building. Room 1 of the hotel is reputedly home to the spirit of a young woman, thought by some to be a prostitute known "the Rose", who was strangled to death in the hotel in the 1880s. [source]