Visit Naseby

An old gold mining town in the middle of the Naseby Forest, Naseby is often referred to as the “Jewel of the Maniototo”.

Naseby is an attractive place to relax – historic old buildings, a café, a couple of old pubs, and if you want more then there is more...

Naseby Trails - 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.



Photo: James Jubb /Tourism Central Otago 

Naseby Ice Rink, Luge and Snow Park and an International Curling Facility  -  With an indoor ice rink for curling, Naseby has 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. 

Swimming - The swimming dam is tucked up the hill, opposite the camping ground, on Swimming Dam Road. It is filled each year from the water race and is a popular spot for swimmers of all ages.



There are plenty of shallows for the youngsters at one end, and a lovely deep hole and diving board for the older children, at the other.

Coalpit and Hoffman Dams are also suitable for swimming.