Otago Central Rail Trail, Central Otago

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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." Arrange to visit Otago Central Rail Trail and other attractions in Omakau using our Omakau trip builder.
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  • The Otago Rail Trail is a wonderful activity if you're looking for something different. You can take 5 days, or just have one day like we did, a family of 3 adults and 2 children aged 8 and 6. We hire...  more »
  • Our family of 2 adults and 2 teenage boys completed the Otago Rail Trail with Shebikeshebikes in mid-Dec. A fantastic time, weather great even if we did get all 4 seasons in one day. Bikes comfortable...  more »
  • Our family of 2 adults and 3 teenagers did the rail trail from Clyde to Middlemarch in mid December 2016. Everything from airport transfers, bikes, accommodation, etc was booked through Shebikeshebike...  more »