Ranfurly Tourism

(For the Scottish town, see Ranfurly, Renfrewshire.) Ranfurly is the largest settlement in the Maniototo district of Otago, New Zealand. Located 110 kilometres north of Dunedin, it lies in dry rough country at a moderately high altitude (around 430 metres above sea level) close to a small tributary of the Taieri River. It operates as a service town for the local farming community. The town was formerly known as Eweburn, one of the "farmyard" names bestowed by former Otago Chief Surveyor John Turnbull Thomson on many small streams and locations in the district. The modern name honours the Fifth Earl of Ranfurly, who served as Governor of New Zealand (1897-1904) at the time of the extension of the Otago Central Railway to the area.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Ranfurly, New Zealand. Explore Ranfurly travel guide before you plan your trip here. A gripping city on its own right, Dunedin also deserves a visit. Attractions in Dunedin include Larnach Castle And Gardens, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin Railway Station. A holiday in Ranfurly can generally be of 1-2 days.