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Activities and Things to do in Ranfurly - Central Otago

Around the Ranfurly Area

  • We are within walking distance of the Ranfurly swimming pool and sports stadium
  • We have three golf courses in the Maniototo — Ranfurly, Patearoa and Naseby
  • Ranfurly Bike Hire
  • Ranfurly's own Art Deco Gallery
  • Maniototo Visitor Information Centre

Local Activities

  • Maniototo Curling International at Naseby — just 12km away
  • Naseby Ice Skating Rink (seasonal)
  • New Zealand's only ice luge, located in Naseby
  • High Country 4WD Tours, visiting goldfields such as St Bathans, Naseby, Hamiltons and Patearoa
  • Trout fishing
  • Plenty of scenic walkways to enjoy at Naseby and Patearoa
  • Mountain biking

Otago Central Rail Trail

Ranfurly Motels are situated 150 metres from the Otago Central Rail Trail in Ranfurly. The trail follows the 150km long Otago Central Branch railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch through Central Otago, Maniototo and Strath Taieri. It passes through some spectacular scenery, ranging from mountain ranges, hills and gorges, across the Maniototo Plain, ending among the fruit-growing areas at Clyde. The heritage of the old railway line has been preserved, with the retention of viaducts and bridges, and some of the old railway stations.
Otago Central Rail Trail


You can enjoy this ancient Scottish game at the Maniototo indoor curling rink in Naseby. This is an ideal way to enhance your trip in Central Otago. It is a game of fun for families and groups of friends. You will be given tuition, stones and brooms and then the rest is up to you.
indoor curling rink

Other Activities

  • Mountain biking
  • Museums and galleries
  • Back country experiences
  • Historic pubs
  • Trout fishing
  • Golf
  • Ranfurly Art Deco Weekend Festival (February each year)



  • 379km to Christchurch
  • 312km to Aoraki Mt Cook
  • 447km to Milford Sound