Otago Central Activities

With a great range of outdoor pursuits, iconic pubs, eateries and towns, Maniototo is a great location to take some time out in this astoundingly beautiful part of Otago. Below we have outline some of the local attractions you can do and you can see a full list here - and to find out all about the heritage experiences of the area go to the Maniototo website. Please ask and we will happily assist you with making plans to explore the area.

Maniototo 4WD Safaris


Experience the spectacular scenery and ‘big skies’ of the rugged tussock lands of our high country as well as visiting many picturesque and historical places and goldfields on the Maniototo Plain.

Barney's Lane, Ranfurly
+64 3 444 9703
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Clachanburn Gardens & Cottages


Clachanburn is nestled under the south end of the Rough Ridge range in the Maniototo. The Garden is open by appointment only, from Spring until Autumn.

316 Puketoi Runs Road
+64 3 444 7501
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Big Sky Bike Adventures


Located right on the Otago Central Rail Trail, Big Sky Bike Adventures offer free personalised Rail Trail itinerary planning and a hire fleet of bikes and e-Bikes. Discover the stunning scenery and big skies of Central Otago with us.

5064 Danseys Pass Road
+64 27 524 4759
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Find out more about Tussock Lodge

Lovely accommodation. Like your sense of humour!

The O'Connor's
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