Location Information & Facts


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 around 430 metres above sea level,) close to a small tributary of the Taieri River. It is a service town for the local farming community.  The population in 2006 was approx 1,060.

Central Otago in general, and the Maniototo in particular, has one of New Zealand's very few continental climate zones, with large daily and seasonal temperature extremes. Summers and winters are both fierce: temperatures in the high 30s Celsius are not uncommon in summer, and the lowest temperature on record in New Zealand (in excess of -20°C) was at Ophir, some 40 kilometres to the west of Ranfurly. Heavy frosts are common throughout winter.

The town is sheltered from the prevailing rain patterns by the mountains to the west. The Nor'wester foehn wind is thus a frequent weather pattern, and annual rainfall is only in the region of 300-400mm.



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