Things to do in Ranfurly and the Maniototo

Basing yourself at Kokonga Lodge allows for many accessible activities in this unique region of New Zealand, any of these side trips can be organized through local suppliers or easily accessed by independent travelers.

Oteake Conservation Park

Nature Retreat, back country experience, visit close by Oteake Conservation Park a Department of Conservation managed region with outstanding landscapes, mountainous high country, tussock plateaux, scree, wetlands and indigenous shrub land. www.doc.govt.nz/oteake

Taieri River Fishing

Trout fly fishing access and experience, visit www.nzfishing.com for rules and licensing requirements.

Naseby Curling

The Naseby Indoor Curling Rink is a great family activity in Central Otago, a perfect side trip from the Otago Central Rail Trail, this is a fun unique experience to try this popular sport with a local guide. To book contact www.curling.co.nz

Wine Tours

Pick up and drop off for Central Otago, Cromwell and Bannockburn areas and vineyards. Enjoy all the world class vineyards within easy access.

Night Sky Observation

For a special night sky with no light pollution allowing uninterrupted observation. Star studded displays are a regular occurrence visit www.nzastronomy.co.nz for more information.

Photographic Inspiration

Keen on photography? There is a reason many award winning photographers base themselves in the Central Otago region – come and see what they see with ever changing and impressive landscapes and seasons.

Arts Trail

Offers a unique and interesting experience with artists studios and galleries located in this amazing area visit www.artstrail.co.nz


Or for a complete refresh, stay with us for a total relaxation holiday and do absolutely nothing while you recharge and completely get away from it all at Kokonga Lodge.

Nothing tops staying in a comfortable sanctuary during your Central Otago experience.

A warm welcome, unforgettable views, superb hospitality.

Relax, unwind and experience the magic

"Wonderful, relaxing stay. I will return"
Matt, Australia