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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  • As part go our circumnavigation around the world, we decided to cycle the Central Otago Rail Trail while biking from dunedin to Alexandra. Even though we have a couple of loaded touring bicycles the t...  more »
  • I did the trail over four days starting from Clyde and ending in Middlemarch. The ride itself is not too challenging, there are few hills and those that exist are not steep. The only time the ride bec...  more »
  • Our trip organiser was Cycle Surgery. A fantastic trip thanks to them. Everything was done for us with true professionalism. Their bikes are made especially for the trail. (Best handlebar grips I have...  more »