• 404.88 hectares (1000 acres) of totally secluded land within pristine native bush in the heart of New Zealand
  • Dwellings the property features an architecturally designed three-bedroom home currently used by the onsite manager and two self-contained cottages which sleep up to ten – ideal for staff or as overflow accommodation
  • Connectivity – there is an internal phone system throughout the town, internet connection relies on the Starlink network
  • Power – the ranch is connected to mains power with a diesel generator used as back-up
  • Other buildings – adjacent to the manager’s residence is a large barn for storing tools and machinery and alongside the cottages is a large commercial shed
  • Surrounded by nature – there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors from swimming and star gazing to horse treks, trout fishing, mountain biking and snow activities at nearby Mount Ruapehu
  • Hunting has never been a commercial activity at Mellonsfolly Ranch but the property is home to red deer, fallow deer and wild pigs (Kunekune)
  • Access by car will take you on a winding and picturesque journey through beautiful valleys or fly directly to the property by helicopter and a nearby airstrip is suitable for light aircraft


  • Accommodation for up to 27 guests across 13 elegant guest rooms, each decorated after an historic figure from the Old West
  • Western activity equipment – the varied assortment includes a covered chuck wagon, a cannon, tee-pees, clay bird shooting machine and shotguns, bows, arrows and targets, water trough with hand-pump, air pistols for target shooting, stock whips, lassos, two-man saws, darts and poker
  • Facilities – a commercial kitchen and laundry make catering and housekeeping easy for groups
  • Livery/Stable with saddle room and chuck wagon
  • Blacksmith’s workshop
  • Miss Nancy Ann’s Hotel with hotel reception, ladies parlour, and library
  • Texas Rose Bathhouse
  • Lucky Strike Saloon with bar and dining area
  • Newspaper Office/General Store with telegraph office and gift shop
  • The National Bank with Assay office
  • US Marshall’s Office with jail and armoury
  • Waterfall Mountain Courthouse with movie and conference facilities
  • Clinton’s Billiard Saloon with snooker table and darts
  • Mellon Goldmining building with costume cupboard

Such an amazing setup in a gorgeous location! Went for a wedding and loved every minute of our time there – the staff were knowledgeable and helpful, the buildings were beautifully made, and the rooms were perfect. Can’t wait for our next opportunity to come back!

K Orchard