Top 8 Things to do in Ranfurly, New Zealand

July 30, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Discover the best top things to do in Ranfurly, New Zealand including Off The Rails Cycle Tours, Ranfurly i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Real Dog Adventures NZ, The Practice, Ranfurly, Ranfurly Bike Hire, Off Trail Tours, Ranfurly Pool, The Curiosity Shoppe.
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1. Off The Rails Cycle Tours

32 Charlemont Street, Ranfurly 9332, New Zealand
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Off The Rails Cycle Tours

Cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail in comfort. Our fully supported 4 day / 3 night cycling packages feature front suspension mountain bikes, helmet & waterproof panniers, our own superior heritage accommodation in Ranfurly, continental breakfast & afternoon tea, personalised transport & optional sightseeing excursions, all tailored for your comfort and enjoyment. Departures from Sept to May. Customised itineraries, stand alone accommodation, mountain bike hire and transfers also available.

Reviewed By fromsyd - Sydney, Australia

The bike riding on this trail was quite an achievement for a novice rider, such as myself. I must admit I found it challenging in spots, but kept going - and now, at home, I feel very proud of myself. Nick from Of The Rails, was a fabulous guide and very knowlegable about everything !He always checked up on us, whilst on the ride, he had plenty of water and sun block in his van. At night he took us to some enjoyable dinner venues, and the curling event was a lot of fun. I will eagerly watch the winter olympics, now I am a curling expert. Our accommodation was excellent, quiet, clean and just like home. Ranfurly is a lovely town and community. Judy took such good care of us, in our lodgings, such a beautiful lady, we all loved her and didn't want to say goodbye.

2. Ranfurly i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

3 Charlemont Street, Ranfurly 9332, New Zealand +64 3-262 7999
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Ranfurly i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

We are the official source of visitor information for those travelling to Central Otago. Come and see us for quality objective information and booking services, our experienced staff can expertly help you with your plans and/or enquiries ranging from accommodation, activities, attractions, transportation, restaurants, shopping and everything in between. We can work with you to put together a complete holiday package, or simply provide you with directions to the best swimming holes or a café for lunch.

Reviewed By Rotiman1 - Sydney, Australia

After riding around Ranfurly dropped into the station to see the display on the Otago Rail line The building is lovely There was a great display of old photos The recreation of the old rail carriage as an audio visual centre was clever and worked...MoreThank you for your feedback. I hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable. Many hours of community work was put into the display and we just love showing our history, thank you for stopping and taking a peek.

3. Real Dog Adventures NZ

5 Bypass Road, Ranfurly 9396, New Zealand +64 3-444 9952
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Real Dog Adventures NZ

Reviewed By KirstyJ_67 - Auckland

This was a last minute add on to our Otago Rail Trail experience. A surprise for my son's 11th birthday. It did not disappoint. Nigel is clearly passionate about his dogs and his enthusiasm runs over. We enjoyed the background story followed by the opportunity to pat & interact with the dogs. Nigel was happy for us to stay as long as we wanted and we had no sense of this being a commercial venture. If doing the Otago Rail trail I would suggest planning ahead for this. There is a local transport operator who can assist. Thanks Nigel & Rose for sharing your beautiful dogs with us. Next time we will be back to sled.

4. The Practice, Ranfurly

9 Northland Street, Ranfurly 9332, New Zealand +64 3-444 9993
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The Practice, Ranfurly

Reviewed By CecilNZ

This is a must stop shop when visiting Ranfurly. We were served the best coffee with amazingly friendly kiwi hospitality. The shop has a lovely range of goodies with some perfectly priced clothing to must have art, jewellery and loads of other wonderful gifts for...MoreSo pleased you enjoyed your stop CecilNZ!

5. Ranfurly Bike Hire

26 Mitchell Street | 50 Metres From Rail Trail, Ranfurly 9332, New Zealand +64 3-444 9245
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Ranfurly Bike Hire

Ranfurly Bike Hire specialise in Otago Rail Trail package bookings. We are the only company situated in the middle of the Trail which makes us readily available to all parts of its length. We are a small company that is big on service. We want you to experience our place at your pace and can book your Rail Trail experience to accommodate all your requirements. Come see for yourself!

Reviewed By Bucksbeach - Auckland Central, New Zealand

Thank you Bek, for all your planning for what was a very special Rail Trail experience. The Bikes were great, and all the accommodation and dining experiences were memorable. We also really appreciated your contacting us to check on how we were going when there were adverse weather events. Also your willingness to literally go the extra mile, or kilometre, when it looked like we would have transport difficulties following the ride's completion was most appreciated. Thoroughly recommended.

6. Off Trail Tours

Ranfurly, New Zealand
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Off Trail Tours

Reviewed By 405Sally - Wellington, New Zealand

George picked us up off the Otago Rail Trail for side trip to St Bathans and Cambrian. As a local, George had not only all the history of the area but also lots of anecdotes and stories about local people and events. He took us to Cambrian and introduced us to a local man, which was a real unexpected highlight, as well as to the more famous St Bathans with its spectacular Blue Lake and local historic pub. We didn't feel rushed at any time, George was a font of knowledge ad good company. Highly recommended.

7. Ranfurly Pool

John Street, Ranfurly, New Zealand +(64)4449170
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Ranfurly Swimming Pool is an indoor 30 metre pool and a separate toddlers pool • Open late November until early April • Monday to Friday 3pm to 8pm • Weekends and school holidays 1.30pm to 8pm

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

The pool isn't too deep but it's good for young children as there is a lot to do. Theres a toddler pool that has plenty of toys for the younger ones and the big pool has inflatables that the kids love to play with. It's not too expensive as the children can stay there all day and leave to get food and come back without having to pay extra which is a plus. All in all, a good wee pool to visit!

8. The Curiosity Shoppe

65 Mitchell Street, Ranfurly, New Zealand +64 22 600 4173
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The Curiosity Shoppe

Antiques, Collectables & Giftware TCS was relocated to 65 Mitchell Street from SH85 - well signed posted from town...

Reviewed By familyoz_10 - Melbourne, Australia

Well worth a visit if you like second hand goods. I found some winners here! They were very helpful in packaging for the plane trip home too. ThanksThank you for stopping by The Curiosity Shoppe! I am pleased you found a treasure or two to take home & very happy you enjoyed your visit

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