Farming centre of the Maniototo, Ranfurly is known as the Art Deco town. Having immersed yourself in the joys of the countryside, this is a place where you can discover a café or two, a pub, a museum, a bookshop, even a second-hand shop…

About Ranfurly

Naseby was pushed off its perch as the ‘biggest town around’ when the railway came to Ranfurly. For many years Ranfurly was a busy railway town as well as a service centre for the farmers in the Maniototo Plains. Now tourists on two wheels help keep it busy.




Visit the Information Centre that is housed in the old Railway Station; they also have a display about the 1943 Hyde Train disaster. The Art Deco museum in the Centennial Milk Bar building next door has ‘one of the world’s best displays’ of 1930s Art Deco. The place was once popular with hungry train passengers of earlier days, who had just enough time to make a quick dash to the milk bar. Many buildings were rebuilt in the Art Deco style of the era after a series of suspicious fires in the 1930s.

Food and Accommodation

Ranfurly Holiday Park & Motels

A range of accommodation including motels, cabins, powered sites and tent sites.

Ranfurly Motels (self contained)

When it comes to colour, motel interior décor tends towards neutral. But there are exceptions.

Old Post Office Backpackers (self-contained)

You'll be writing home about this bright, cheerful and clean budget and backpacker accommodation.

Trout 'n' Trail B & B

Handy for Rail Trailers, Anglers and Holiday Makers.

Hawkdun Lodge

Hawkdun Lodge is quality accommodation beside the Otago Central Rail Trail in Ranfurly.

Maniototo Cafe

FAMILY ADVENTURE DEAL: A FREE COOKIE with every HOT DRINK between 27th Aug - 13 Sept. Terms & Condition…

Ranfurly Hotel

One of Ranfurly's most photographed art deco buildings, the Ranfurly Hotel accommodates up to 30 in king,…

See & Do

Janyne Fletcher - Photographer

Distinctive and inspiring photography from the Maniototo Region of Central Otago, New Zealand.