Welcome to Maniototo Lodge
where we offer comfortable yet stylish accommodation.

The Lodge is in a quiet rural setting just 150 metres from the Central Otago Rail trail
and surrounded by spectacular views of the mountains and countryside.

Whether you are wanting to escape for a quiet few days or relax after enjoying the rail trail
we will ensure your stay is a pleasurable one.

The perfect way to unwind.



Maniototo Lodge is situated one and half hours from Dunedin and less than two hours from Queenstown and Wanaka at the Cnr of Alexander Street & Stuart Road, Ranfurly – opposite the Catholic Church.


Maniototo Lodge offers 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with queen beds and one bedroom with 2 single beds. The 2 queen bedrooms both have fireplaces.  Bath robes are provided along with quality linen and duvets.  Electric blankets on all beds ensure you are warm once the temperature drops in the evening.

Maniototo Lodge accommodation is available either for groups, 2 couples or a family at any one time.  Private bathrooms are supplied with Pure New Zealand toiletries by Linden Leaves.

Guests have a private lounge with an open fire, TV, DVD, books and magazines available.

Breakfast is served in the dining room opening out through French doors onto the large outside deck.

 Meal Choices

  • A 2 course dinner is available upon request. A complimentary platter and glass of wine will be served prior to dinner.  We would appreciate being advised of any dietary requirements you may have at the time of your booking.

$40 per person. Children under 12 $20

  • A cook your own BBQ is available with the choice of chicken, fish or meal.  In addition, we provide two salads, potatoes and fresh bread followed by a dessert of fresh fruit yoghurt or cream.

A complimentary platter and glass of wine will be served prior to dinner.

Reservations are essential. Please advise if you have special dietary requirements

$25 per person.  Children under 12 years $15.

Facilities include

  • Free wifi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryers
  • One hectare of grounds & ample parking to leave vehicles while cycling or walking the Otago Rail Trail
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Complimentary glass of wine with pre dinner platter
  • Bicycle storage available

Tariff includes a full breakfast

  • $180 queen room couple or $120 for single occupancy
  • $90 twin room per person
  • $45 children under 12
  • Children under 2 no charge

Family Packages

  • $270 includes accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children. Extra child an additional $25. Children under 2 no charge.

Package includes:

  • Full breakfast
  • Enjoy the sole and exclusive use of Maniototo Lodge
  • Complimentary glass of wine and nibbles

An evening barbeque can be provided on request $25 per person. $12.50 per child.

Please enquire or BOOK NOW to unwind at Maniototo Lodge


Dunstan Room

This spacious room features a Queen size bed with quality linen,  views of the garden and mountains and a private bathroom.


Clutha Room

The Clutha room features a Queen size bed with quality linen,  log burner  fireplace, views of the garden and mountains and a private bathroom.


Taieri Room

This is the perfect room for two people who prefer twin bed accommodation.  We ensure you will sleep well in this spacious, comfortable room with private bathroom.


Don’t just take our word, see below what guests have to say about Maniototo Lodge!

Luxury at non-luxury prices! Two nights in rooms and beds to die for after the days cycling. Along with cooked breakfasts, endless tea coffee and snacks, lifts into town…. AMAZING hosts, service above and beyond any expectations. We cannot speak highly enough of Maniototo Lodge and our wonderful hosts, an unforgettable part of our trip.



Thank you Maniototo Lodge for making our stay so welcoming. From the great room, to the home baked carrot cake and “here are the keys to drive to the pub” it was a pleasure to spend time with you. We were walking the trail and a spa at the end of the day was just the recipe. I highly recommend the lodge for travellers its a great place to stay. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Great ambassadors for New Zealand.

Cyclists on Otago Rail Trail near Oturehua, Central Otago, New Zealand.

Dave & Lynette


Maniototo Lodge is conveniently close to Ranfurly cafes, the Art Deco Museum, i-SITE and is situated opposite the impressive Art Deco inspired 1928 Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Maniototo Lodge’s location in Ranfurly makes it an ideal base for exploring Naseby, St Bathans, Dansey Pass, Waipiata, Patearoa or exploring the beautiful Maniototo Plains.  Maniototo Lodge is surrounded by spectacular views of the mountains and countryside.

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