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, Central Otago attractions like Otago Central Rail Trail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • SHeBikesHeBikes were fantastic to deal with, both before and during our3 day bike trip from Omahau to Clyde. Everything went really smoothly, the bikes were great, and the communication style was alwa...  more »
  • We rode the trail with our kids (ages 12 and 14) over five days, taking a stop in Naseby for curling and to spend time at the dog sledding company with some gorgeous huskies. With it being spring, we ...  more »
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