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Ranfurly is an excellent place to stay!

Ranfurly is the commercial hub of the Maniototo. You'll find everything you need including an NZ Post agency, chemist/pharmacy, bookstore/newsagent/Lotto outlet, hardware store, galleries and the most amazing curiosity shop full of hidden treasures.

There is a 24 hour Westpac ATM opposite the i-site. The Ranfurly 4 Square and the Challenge Petrol Station have non-bank affiliated ATMs which can be used during business hours.

If you are self-catering, we have a butcher and two 4 Square supermarkets. If you prefer to eat out, there's the Art Deco Restaurant at the Ranfurly Hotel (summer only) or the Frontier Bar for 'pub grub' all year round.

The Maniototo Café and the E-Central café open early for breakfast. They both provide delicious food for a snack or lunch on the Trail. Traditional takeaways, including burgers and fish and chips, are available from the Balmoral Dairy. Underground coffee is available from 'The Practice' gift gallery.

Nearby, Naseby offers the Royal Hotel and the Ancient Briton. Naseby is also where you will find the Maniototo International Curling Rink - try your hand at this unusual sport.

The Wedderburn Tavern and the Waipiata Country Hotel are only a short drive away.