(First known as Parkers and later as Hogburn) – has a distinctly historic quality. The rawness of the sluice-scarred hills exposed in the former goldmining days has now been softened by the spread of wilding trees. Inquire at the Naseby Information Centre (03 444 9961 or 03 444 9990) about walks and mountain bike riding through the gold workings. Have a browse in the Early Settlers Museum and then take a step back through time in the nearby watchmaker’s shop.

Naseby was once the commercial and local Government centre of the Maniototo until Ranfurly took over this role early in the 20th Century. The town and its cottages remain much the same as in the last century and walking through the old town area leaves little to the imagination of what the town was once like.


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