Naseby

Unlike the Rail Trail's open-country, Naseby’s forests merge into the town

A must visit town off the Rail Trail at the base of the Ida Range, Naseby was founded on the discovery of gold in 1863. Within one month of the initial gold findings the town had over 2000 miners, each looking for their quick way to get rich. Nowadays gold is not commercially mined. Numerous trails throughout the forest have earned Naseby a well deserved reputation for having some of the best mountain biking terrain in New Zealand.

Unlike the Rail Trail's open-country, Naseby’s forests merge into the town. Historic cottages are shrouded by hundred-year-old trees, inviting the imagination and delighting shade-hungry cyclists over the summer months. Naseby is now busy year-round with mountain biking and curling. Known as the ice capital of New Zealand, Naseby has the only indoor international Curling Rink in the Southern Hemisphere. This marvelous facility hosts many international and local competitions. 

 

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Population: 120
Website: nasebyinfo.org.nz




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Ancient Briton Hotel

Tagged as: Hotel, Historic

The Ancient Briton is Naseby's first and oldest Hotel, established early 1863. Whether you’re here to bike the forest, curl in the all season indoor curling rink or just to soak up the unique experience that is only Naseby, a stay at the Ancient Briton will enhance that experience

Rates:

En suite rooms– from $75

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Royal Hotel

Tagged as: Hotel, Historic

The Naseby Royal Hotel was built in 1863 and has great character, charm and atmosphere. The Hotel is two easy hours from Dunedin and 15 minutes from Ranfurly.

Rates:

Ensuite rooms are $100, $70 for a double room and $40 per person for all other beds using a shared bathroom.

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Naseby Lodge

Tagged as: Motel, Self - Contained

The perfect stop-over midway through your rail trail adventure! 

Rates:

Summer Rates (October 1 – April 30) One bedroom apartment: $170 (1-2 people), $30 per extra adult or $20 per extra child under 15Two bedroom apartment: $260 (1-4 adults), $220 family rate (2 adults and 2 children under 15), $30 per extra adult or $20 per extra child under 15

Winter Rates (May 1 – September 30) One bedroom apartment: $140 (1-2 people), $30 per extra adult or $20 per extra child under 15Two bedroom apartment: $240 (1-4 adults), $200 family rate (2 adults and 2 children under 15), $30 per extra adult or $20 per extra child under 15

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Mountain View Accommodation

Tagged as: Bed & Breakfast

Mountain View Accommodation is situated in the must visit historic town of Naseby, only 14km away from the Rail Trail.

Rates:

From $110 to $160 for 2 people $30 extra per person

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Larchview Holiday Park

Tagged as: Tourist Park / Camping, Backpackers, Self - Contained

Come and stay at Naseby's premier Holiday Park - The Holiday Park is set in 17 acres of larch and native New Zealand trees adjacent to a swimming dam, just what you need after a hot day in the Otago sunshine. 

Rates:
Tourist / Cottages: $90 2 persons, $20 extra adult, $10.50 extra child
Chalets: $52 2 persons, $17.50 extra adult, $9.50 extra child
Cabins: $47 2 persons, $17.50 extra adult, $9.50 extra child
Power sites $30 2 persons, $15 extra adult, $8 extra child
Tent sites: $26 2 persons, $13 extra adult, $8 extra child
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2000ft

 Relax around the large open fire. Enjoy tasty food in comfort. Cnr Derwent & Oughter Sts. Ph: 03 444 8374


Royal Hotel

Built in 1863, the Royal Hotel offers local wines and beers, and a sunny deck for relaxing on and viewing the surrounding historical buildings.
Earne St. Ph: 03 444 9990.


Ancient Briton Hotel

Take in the curling memorabilia in Naseby’s delightful hotel pub. Soak up the history in this friendly place and enjoy a meal in the beer garden.
Leven St. Ph: 03 444 9992.


Naseby General Store

Open 9 am to 5 pm everyday. Ice cream,cold drinks, bread, milk and basic groceries.


Black Forest Café

One of the oldest original buildings in Naseby, the Black Forest Café offers coffees and wholesome food throughout the day. Evening meals available by arrangement.
Derwent St. Ph: 03 444 9820.


Ice-Skating

Experience ice-skating on Naseby’s outdoor rink during the winter months. A fantastic activity for both children and adults. Phone 03 444 9270 in advance.


Swimming Areas

On Swimming Dam Road you will find a dam suitable for swimming, diving, and more. There are shallow areas for children as well as deeper areas near the diving board. Other suitable dams for swimming and kayaking near Naseby are Coalpit Dam and Hoffman Dam.


The Luge

This was the first luge in the Southern Hemisphere to operate. Located beside the curling and ice-skating rinks, luging is an ideal opportunity for the family. Experience moving at speeds up to 60km/hr through the 360m long track with tuition and equipment provided.

Ringing 03 444 9270 in advance is essential. Website: www.lugenz.com


Mountain Biking and Walking Tracks

Phone 03 444 9995 for enquiries about access to the Naseby Forest which offers many beautiful tracks appropriate for walking or biking.


Fishing at the Dams

Coalpit Dam and Hoffman Dam. If you are traveling from Ranfurly to Naseby look out for the sigh post on the left hand side when you are approximately 2 kms before Naseby township. Follow the road which is clearly sign posted to Coalpit and Hoffman Dams. 


Village Tour

The information centre provides a brochure called “A Walk through History” which includes a map of Naseby and shows interesting landmarks and historic buildings around the town that may be of interest to you.


The Early Settlers Museum

In the township you will find the Early Settlers Museum, which holds many of Maniototo’s historic treasures.

Open Tuesday – Sunday 1pm – 4pm Closed Mondays. 
To arrange opening outside hours phone 444 9775

 


Curling

Experience this Scottish sport indoors all year round. Suitable for both children and adults, this activity is fun for the whole family. During the winter months you may also enquire about curling outdoors on the frozen pond.

For indoor curling all year round, please phone 03 444 9878 for enquiries. To enquire about outdoor curling during winter months, please phone 03 444 9270. Website: www.curling.co.nz


Naseby Information Centre

Naseby Information Centre has useful maps with some of the most popular trails for walking or biking in the Naseby forest. You can also hire gold pans for those hoping to find some colour in their pan. Local craft work and books on the area are also available for sale.

Open every day 10:30am – 4:30pm.  Phone: 03 444 9961 Website: www.nasebyinfo.org.nz


The Naseby Ice Festival

Where better to celebrate Winter but in the ice capital of Naseby in the majestic Maniototo!  Home to Maniototo Curling International Indoor Curling Rink, the only outdoor luge in the Southern Hemisphere and a quaint outdoor ice rink surrounded in forest; wrap up warm and bring the family along for a fun filled weekend!

For enquiries please call Maniototo Curling International on 03 444 9878


New Year’s Eve celebrations & Year’s Day Family Fun Day

The most popular is the New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Recreation Ground, opposite the Information Centre. Families come from far and wide to be part of the evening’s festivities. Then the next day, there’s the New Year’s Day Family Fun Day, also on the Recreation Ground.


Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ - Curling Mixed Doubles

When: 25 August - 10 September 2017

Where: Naseby Curling Rink - Maniototo Curling International

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The Great Naseby Water Race

This unique ultramarathon event takes place near Naseby.  The course is set around a 10km loop - the one half along a gravel road and the other half on a forest track beside the water race that gives the event its name. Originally the water race was built for gold mining around 1860 and now it helps supply the town of Naseby. For further information

When: 26/27/28 August 2016


The Rail Trail Guide Book

The single most important resource when travelling the Central Otago Rail Trail

A beautifully crafted book with amazing photography by Peter Andrews showing Central Otago as it truly is, one of the most rugged, extreme and beautiful locations on the planet. Stunning scenery, amazing and important historical and current information, detailed maps, lists of accommodation, frequently asked questions, where to eat, how far between towns, etc. It’s all in here.

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