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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  • We were a group of five adults - 60+ - with reasonable fitness levels. We chose electric bikes from shebikeshebikes for the four-day, three-night trip. They were a great company to deal with, offering...  more »
  • This is one of the most memorable and enjoyable trips I have ever done. What a great way to spend a few days with my boys and great friends. It was a privilege being able to enjoy such beautiful count...  more »
  • This is really a great trail with well looked after track and great food and accommodation options along the length of the trail. Informative info panel along the way and amazing scenery.  more »