Welcome to Ranfurly
After a series of fires in the 1930s, Ranfurly was rebuilt in the architectural style of the day, and a few attractive art-deco buildings still line its sleepy main drag. The teensy town is trying hard to cash in on this meagre legacy, calling itself the 'South Island's art-deco capital'. There's even an Art Deco Museum in the admittedly fabulous Centennial Milk Bar building on the main street.
Most travellers come through Ranfurly as part of a journey on the Otago Central Rail Trail, which passes right through town.