Telegraph – New Zealand mountain village for sale for £470,000

Included in the deal are the hotel, fire station, town hall and 18 houses.

Otira, population 44, perches at 3,445ft high in the Southern Alps of South Island.

Among the town’s attractions are spectacular snowcapped mountains and a pristine national park filled with native birds.

The TranzAlpine train hauling large numbers of international tourists from Christchurch to Greymouth passes through twice a day.