Trail Places

Naseby

  • Maniototo Curling

    Maniototo Curling

    The Naseby Indoor Curling Centre is the only indoor facility dedicated...Read More

  • Maniototo Early Settlers Museum & Jubilee Museum

    Maniototo Early Settlers Museum & Jubilee Museum

    These museums highlight the early history of the numerous small settle...Read More

  • Maniototo Ice Rink

    Maniototo Ice Rink

    The outdoor rink is the place for playing on the ice – always popular ...Read More

  • Naseby Ice Luge

    Naseby Ice Luge

    The Southern Hemisphere’s only ice luge track was opened in Naseby in ...Read More

  • Naseby Motoring Museum

    Naseby Motoring Museum

    Winton Amies' collection of over 700 miniature classic cars and other ...Read More

  • Naseby Swimming Dam

    Naseby Swimming Dam

    The swimming dam is tucked up the hill, opposite the camping ground, o...Read More

  • Naseby Trails

    Naseby Trails

    Naseby Trails - some of the best biking terrain in New Zealand. The Fo...Read More

  • Ancient Briton Hotel

    Ancient Briton Hotel

    Naseby's first & oldest hotel, established in early 1863 to service th...Read More

  • Royal Hotel

    Royal Hotel

    The ambience of well over 140 years of hospitality is all around. The ...Read More

  • Ancient Briton Hotel

    Ancient Briton Hotel

    Naseby's first & oldest hotel, established in early 1863 to service th...Read More

An old gold mining town in the middle of the Naseby Forest, Naseby is often referred to as the “Jewel of the Maniototo” and it has become a popular holiday destination.

Gold was discovered here in 1863 and (the usual story) thousands of miners flocked here. From 1899 pine forests were planted to the west of the town. “Wilding” pines from the forest eventually spread over the goldfield tailings and then through the town – and now the forest trails make a popular playground for walkers and one of the best mountain bike terrains in New Zealand. With an indoor ice rink for curling, Naseby has also become the all-year-round “ice capital” of New Zealand – have a go, you don’t need to be experienced. Outdoors there is a winter skating rink as well as an ice luge, where you can sledge down 800m through the forest.
If you are not feeling so energetic, Naseby is an attractive place to relax – historic old buildings, a café, a couple of old pubs, museums …