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 did this with 2 children (8 & 10) and another family with 3 children (8, 10 and 13) over 5 days from Otago to Middlemarch. Thoroughly enjoyed it and perfect distances (25-42km per day). Children fe...  more »
  • It's very easy trial, gave me the confidence to do more long distance cycle trial. I did the whole trial in 3 days and it's still very relax and had plenty time to stop to take photos. The viaducts an...  more »
  • Fabulous tour operator. Very knowledgeable and helpful assistance to easily sort your itinerary. Stress free. Local knowledge, enthusiastic and years dealing with keen cyclists gives them an edge. Bik...  more »