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Maniototo Gardens Plan a visit to the Maniototo and take time to enjoy some of the fine private gardens in the district. Download list of gardens and map here.

Maniototo Garden Brochure.pdf (200 KB)

Art Deco 35 km drive to Ranfurly, NZ Rural Art Deco town. Clachanburn now serves high teas in keeping with the art deco theme.

Fishing We are within easy access of the well-known Taieri River, where there are numerous dams stocked with rainbow trout. Using Clachanburn as your base, you can enjoy any of the following locations: Loganburn dam, Poolburn dam, Patearoa - Paerau Gorge.

Beautiful trout

An American fisher woman first visited with her husband Feb '05. The visitor book entry reads:

Comfortable cottage, beautiful garden, wonderful views, great fishing and most important, a charming host - what more could you want?

2nd visit '06 - visitor book entry:

Our 2nd visit and not the last. When asked why would we want to come to the Maniototo, she replied: Scenery, solitude and the opportunity to catch big trout.

Central Otago Rail Trail Take an extra day - relax, enjoy a hot bath with a choice of Jane's garden lavender soap, salts and fizzing bath bazooka (visit Jane's Shop)!

Curling Experience the ancient Scottish winter sport of Curling at Naseby.

4-Wheel Drive Dunstan and Lake Onslow roads are popular with 4-wheel drive vehicles and also vintage cars during summer months.

Big Sky Picnics and Day Tours Try their "Picnic Hamper Pampers” or barbeques at a suggested destinations.

Are you considering a wedding in New Zealand? Wedding Arranger Jan Rutherford can help you with every detail. Go to:

Clachanburn Garden as a Place of Learning

Clachanburn has hosted seven overseas students for work experience and project opportunities as part of their curriculum. We are very appreciative of their input. With a reciprocal approach, Jane enjoys working alongside them, sharing her considerable knowledge and letting them experience gardening in our climate and location.

Dutch garden and landscape management students

Jeroen and Rens worked in Jane's garden during 2005:

We’ve really enjoyed our experience working in Jane’s fantastic garden. Some very interesting features of this garden are natural water, stones, big views and the Maniototo climate, which is very different to our climate at home.

We especially liked carrying out our university project of developing the orchard creek to fit in with the rest of the garden. Working with natural stone was another good experience, as in The Netherlands that's a very expensive thing to do.


Art Deco vintage cars

Taieri River and willows


Cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail

Curling stone







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