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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