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Lauder School B&B

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Lauder School Bed & Breakfast offers a range of accommodation to suit everyone's needs. Lauder is a popular stopover when cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail, being the closest town to the impressive Poolburn Gorge, viaducts and tunnels.

Our unique century old school buildings have been tastefully re-decorated, but retain the old school’s feel. With capacity to cater for larger groups of people (up to 28 guests), Lauder School B&B is also well situated to provide quality accommodation for wedding parties and their guests.

The Historic School & Cottages

  • Both Ensuite and shared-facilities rooms
  • Communal spaces indoors and outdoors
  • BBQ available
  • Outdoor spa pool set in quiet country gardens


Enjoy true southern hospitality with Bruce & Esmé. Soak away your aches and pains in the outdoor spa pool, relax in the delightful country gardens, socialise with old and new friends or sing along to Bruce’s ukulele or guitar. Lauder School B & B can offer you the environment you are looking for and is regarded by many as the #1 stopover on the Otago-Central Rail Trail.