An iconic New Zealand hotel is up for sale, offering investors a chance to own a slice of history.

Located on the ‘Forgotten World Highway’ between Stratford and Taumaranui, the Whangamomona Hotel is a historic two-storey property built in 1911.

With seventeen bedrooms distributed across two storeys and an attic, as well as five self-contained one-bedroom facilities constructed in 2017 and dubbed ‘The Lodge’, the Whangamomona Hotel can sleep up to 44 guests.

After disagreements with local councils in 1989, the village of Whangamomona – a recommended tourist spot in the Lonely Planet guide – declared itself an independent republic, and now celebrates Republic Day every second January with a themed extravaganza.

Local attractions include the Taranaki Pioneer Village outdoor museum, the Raekohua falls, and Tangarakau ghost town, as well as a number of walks offering views of Mount Taranaki.

The asking price for the hotel is $2.1 million.