Otago Central Rail Trail, Central Otago

Walk, cycle, or ride horseback along Otago Central Rail Trail to discover the spectacular landscape of the Otago region. This 150 km (93.2 mi) route runs between Middlemarch and Clyde, where the Otaga Central Railway used to operate. You'll pass vast countryside, mountains, and numerous attractions along the way, including the historical Old Dunstan Road, which was used by gold miners in the 1800s. Towns in the area are well equipped with restaurants and accommodations, but it's a good idea to bring plenty of food and water. Pubs serve as a particularly cozy rest spot after a long day on the trail--giving the route its affectionate nickname, the "Ale Trail." Using our custom trip planner, Omakau attractions like Otago Central Rail Trail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you have ever ridden a bicycle this is the ride to do. The track is rough in places but there is no pain when travelling on comfort bikes. Don't let age be a barrier I did the ride with my 53 year ...  more »
  • We completed the Trail with 7 year old riding her bike, a 3 year old on the back and dragging a trailer with an 18 month old. So you can see the track while having some up hill sections is very safe f...  more »
  • My wife, two of her girlfriends and i recently did the Otago Rail Trail with shebikeshebikes. Quite simply we loved it.The scenery, hospitality, and staff at shebikeshebikes were all excellent. We did...  more »

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