We are on the Otago Central Rail Trail, with the popular stop-off right across the road from the Ranfurly Hotel. The Ranfurly swimming pool and Sports Stadium is within walking distance from the hotel. We have three golf courses nearby. Also close by is Ranfurly Bike Hire, Ranfurly's own Art Deco Gallery and the Maniototo Visitor Information Centre.
Otago Central Rail Trail
Ranfurly Hotel is situated 10 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 amongst 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.
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.
Hayes Engineering Works
Ernest Hayes was the original Kiwi innovator, backyard boffin and all-round No 8 wire Einstein. A millwright by trade, he had to re-invent himself when the railway came to Central Otago and almost overnight killed off demand for locally-produced flour. At his Oturehua farm, he uncorked his creative genius and set about devising and manufacturing a series of brilliantly handy agricultural tools, from rabbit bait cutters to wind turbines to wire strainers.
Maniototo 4WD Safaris
Passionate 4x4 enthusiast who enjoys exploring what nature has to offer on wheels. Day and overnight tours to discover what Maniototo has to offer.
Specialising in guided and self-guided bow hunting, professionaly guided rifle and bow hunts, great packages to suit the experienced or new comer to hunting. Come and have a crack at a meat hunt or trophy hunt.
Naseby Ice Rink, Luge & Snowpark
Whether you enjoy skating, curling, hurtling down the ice luge or playing in the snow, you can have a great time doing it all at the Naseby Ice Rink, Luge & Snowpark.
Golfing in Central Otago provides golfers with a remarkable blend of natural beauty and challenging courses. With its picturesque landscapes and well-designed fairways, players can indulge in an unforgettable golfing experience in this breathtaking region. The Naseby Golf Club, Ranfurly Golf Club and Patearoa Golf Club are all nearby.
Off Trail Tours
It's always great to get off the 'beaten track' so, as you plan your Otago Central Rail Trail adventure, why not plan to explore the surrounding hinterlands with the locals? Off Trail Tours provides comfortable, modern 4WD vehicles to take you on your choice of activities, sights and explorations. Personalised service is their specialty.
Angling, Fly Fishing, Salmon or Trout Fishing
Ranfurly has clean, pristine rivers and lakes offering the perfect environment for freshwater fly fishing, salmon or trout fishing. Anglers of all age and experience can join a fishing guide on a freshwater fishing trip in Ranfurly.