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Old West Town

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Business Type: Ranch


Mellonsfolly Ranch is an authentic Old West Town located in the Ruatiti Valley of New Zealand.

Address: 440 Crotons Rd, Ruatiti 4696, New Zealand Manawatu, Whanganui

Phone: view phone+6463853346


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Your unique western experience will begin when you check-in at Miss Nancy Ann’s Hotel. From there you will be personally escorted to your room, named and themed after historic characters of the Old West.

The Lucky Strike Saloon is where our western hospitality and cuisine comes together. During your stay you will be served hearty cowboy food from our set menu dining options. We will of course cater to any special dietary requirements when advised.

After dinner relax…with a game of cards, watch your favourite western movie in our theatre or belly up to the bar in the Lucky Strike Saloon and the Honky Tonk Piano, we know its here that the Town comes alive. We are not licenced for BYO.

The Old West Town is yours to enjoy. All our buildings are non-smoking. The only smoke we want to see is ‘gun smoke’. You are fee to smoke on the boardwalk outside. We respect our Guests' privacy with reservation only entry to Mellonsfolly Ranch.


The Old West Town is deliberately remote. There is no cellphone or radio reception. The closest medical services are 50mins by road. A helicopter service is available in the area for emergency only. Appropriate safety equipment is supplied for all activities.

What to Bring

When City Slickers or Greenhorns come out west they often need to bring a few extras to ease themselves into the Western way of life. Cowboy hats are encouraged, if you don’t have one, hats can be purchased at the General Store in most sizes.  Generally pack for the season you are visiting in, pack clothing/footwear for warm, cold and wet weather conditions as required to make your stay comfortable and as enjoyable as possible.


440 Crotons Road, Ruatiti Valley, R D 6 Raetihi 5462 New Zealand

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