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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  • We started at Clyde and did the Anniversary Trail for the 1st section a little longer but a great choice - great cafe at Alexandra and on to Chatto Creek - awesome place - next day Omakau (great home ...  more »
  • We used Trail Journeys and they were fantastic from start to end in arranging this trip for us with good communication and detailed answers to my lengthy questions. Trail itself was great and a very h...  more »
  • My wife and I did this trail through Shebikeshebikes and they organised all our accomodation once we had chosen it and everything went very smoothly. They were very friendly and organised and it was g...  more »

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