Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Ranfurly, New Zealand
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 close to a small tributary of the Taieri River. It is a service town for the local farming community.
During the Central Otago goldrush of the 1860s, several important deposits of the precious metal were found near Ranfurly, notably at Kyeburn and Naseby. In more recent times, the nearby Ida Valley was used as one of the locations for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies, representing the wide plains of Rohan.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details