Relax in Ranfurly
all the way down the Clutha River as long as you watch for changing river levels, Lake Onslow, and the lake behind the Horseshoe Bend dam on the Teviot River.
There is plenty of opportunity for freedom riders who take care, or for those who want to really discover places Call into the Highland Pharmacy to find out more. at both Roxburgh and Millers Flat.
at Roxburgh and Millers Flat. at the Millers Flat School, Millers Flat domain, Roxburgh Area School and Lake Roxburgh Village.
at Berwick Street in Roxburgh, no problems getting court time at little cost.
Take the Roxburgh 18 hole challenge over some awesome country. Casual players always welcome.
There are now four defined walks around the Teviot Valley. The River Walk from the Jedburgh Street bridge. Grover Hill Walk from beside the Children’s Health Camp in Teviot Street, The Bullock Track from beside Slaughterhouse Creek north of Roxburgh and the Commissioner’s Track walk from south of the Roxburgh Dam. The Horseshoe Bend Track is only accessible from State Highway 8 at Island Block.
Ranfurly is the largest settlement in the Maniototo district of Otago and has around 1000 permanent residents.
Located 110 kilometres north of Dunedin, it is the main service town for the local farming community. Formerly known as Eweburn, Ranfurly played its part during the gold rush of the 1860’s when several deposits were found near the town notably Kyeburn and Naseby.
Ranfurly is also well known for its large propertion of art deco buildings, many of which have preserved over the years and remain a feature of the towns infrastructure.
Although Ranfurly has endured some tough times since the closure of the railway line late last century, it has managed to survive while other smaller rural communities have virtually ceased to exist.
Close to the heart of New Zealand’s curling playing region local curling club members have represented New Zealand at World Championship level on three ocassions - 1999, 2004 and 2005.
The close knit community is also home to several well known New Zealand sportspeople including current All Black Andrew Hore.
Both the gaurantee of warm weather with cloudless blue skies and a warm welcome await visitors over the summer. The Cancer Society wants you to stay Sunsmart this summer. Everyone needs sun protection. Episodes of sunburn are related to the development of skin cancer.
Sun protection is recommended from September until the end of March, especially between the hours of 10am and 4pm when the UV Index is 3 or more - check www.metservice.com for the latest updates.
Don’t be fooled by cooler cloudy days: dangerous UV rays penetrate cloud cover and can burn you just as easily. This summer remember to; - Slip on clothing and seek shade: make use of natural shade and wear tops with collars and sleeves and knee-length shorts and skirts where possible.
- Slap on a hat: wide-brimmed, bucket and legionnaire’s hats are recommended; peaked caps don’t offer full head and neck protection. - Slop on sunscreen liberally, ideally SPF30+. Have a safe and fun Sunsmart summer this year!