The Langford Store and Post Office on Aorere Valley Road, Golden Bay, is quite a treasure. It is packed full of curiosities, local artwork and crafts, and antiques, plus you can get a coffee and snack. It is still an official post office as well.
To add to the sense of history, it has been in the same family for many decades. The upside of the bad weather was plenty of time to chat to the proprietor, as we were the only ones crazy enough to be there. Amongst other things, she suggested we visit Salisbury Falls, just a short walk from the road and more spectacular in the rain.