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, Ophir attractions like Otago Central Rail Trail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • From the first point of communication to the final farewell, Nick and Andrea from Luxury Rail Trail Tours did an outstanding job. They accommodated our large group, supplied great bikes, beautiful...  more »
  • Did this with 9 friends for my 50th, have not laughed so much in years. Accomodation was fantastic, people were friendly. We booked through Shebikeshebikes -they were amazing. Went above and...  more »

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