Under new ownership
Because of delays in getting renovations and refurbishments completed, the new owners of Maniototo Lodge will not now be reopening before Spring 2021.

Enquiries to 022 186 3772.
Or by email: maniototolodge@gmail.com.


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.

Facilities include

  • Free wifi
  • TV in bedrooms: sky and Netflix
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryers
  • Over an acre of grounds & ample parking to leave vehicles while cycling or walking the Otago Rail Trail
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Bicycle storage available

Tariff includes a full breakfast

Alexander Room

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

Stuart Room

This is the perfect room for two people who prefer twin bed accommodation (twin beds – one double and one single).  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!


We are very pleased to have received this review from Vacations and Travel Magazine. This will be featuring in the July, August September 2017 issue. Thank you Helen Hayes.

Came into this lovely haven, curled up in front of the lounge fire, fed fabulous food and never wanted to leave. Thank you a highlight of our trip.

Martin and Trina – Arizona USA

Fantastic hospitality and facilities – many thanks for all the extras

Dale and Dick – Hawkes Bay


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.

At Maniototo Lodge we recommend the following activities

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