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Otago Central Rail Trail

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Address: | Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-447 3271
06:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's Original Great Ride. Open all...

The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's Original Great Ride. Open all year round this cycleway takes you through 152kms of remarkable Central Otago landscape away from roads and vehicles, yet never far from the next town. Whether you start from Clyde or Middlemarch, the wide easy gradient is suitable for riders, walkers and cyclists of all ages. You may choose to go solo, or share the experience with friends, either way it's a trail of discovery best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Discover historic villages, enjoy local food and drink and the famous southern hospitality. As you travel through this untamed natural environment there is plenty to explore on and off the trail. Don't miss this 'must do' experience.

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Otago rail trail

Great trail for cycling ! 👍 👍 👍 By train from Dunedin until Middlemarch and there on the bikes. No cars or trucks just open beautiful country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great trail for cycling ! 👍 👍 👍 By train from Dunedin until Middlemarch and there on the bikes. No cars or trucks just open beautiful country.

Thank ziggy66255
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our group ( in our 50's and 60's, with not much training) did the Otago Rail Trail over 4 days from Clyde to Middlemarch. What a great ride. The wild flowers and the scenery were beautiful. Bike it Now organised everything for us and we couldn't fault their friendly professional service. Our hosts along the Trail were very welcoming and... More 

Thank BonHaJo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We just completed the Central Otago Rail Trail. What a fantastic ride through ever changing beautiful scenery. The ride was so pleasant (even the slight uphill bits) and really well structured allowing enough time to see all the sights and drink in the scenery each day. The information boards in the Gangers huts were informative and timely such that you... More 

Thank Di T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I took 5 days to do the Otago rail trail with my 70 year old parents and aunt. We had a fantastic time, including my Dad who has Parkinsons and was able to use an electric bike. It's a great thing to do for all ages, a good balance of exercise and sightseeing that is invigorating but... More 

Thank sonybo71
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the bike trail over three days, starting on a Friday afternoon in Clyde, and finishing at noon on Sunday in Middlemarch. Friendly and comfortable lodgings were provided by the Lauder School B&B and at Peter's Farm Lodge, south of Waipiata. We found wonderful food at the Lauder Hotel, the Oturehua Railway Hotel, and the Waipiata Hotel. All of... More 

Thank dillon256
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have done the Otago Rail Trail twice. This time, it was a revelation to see the new facilities along the trail. But the thing that has remained the same is the warmth of hospitality everywhere we went. Thanks to Bike It Now for great service and follow-ups; and also to the owners of Dunstan House in Clyde, Lauder School... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Completed the Otago Rail Trail in a group of 12 senior adults. Loved it from start at Clyde through to finish at Middlemarch. Great, must do experience. Booked through Shebikeshebikes who were sensational. Everything went according to our itinerary. Not a hard ride in good weather which we largely had. Some hills made tougher with wind. Great places to stay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were 2 couples from Australia with 2 weeks in NZ. We started in Queenstown and enjoyed a few days driving around the area. We were collected and taken to Clyde to start the rail trail and were really well looked after by the Trail Journeys team. Our bags were transported every day and our bikes were good to ride... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used Rail Trail Journey's and I can't say enough about their professionalism and service. We started Clyde and cycled to Middlemarch. Two days of not-so-good weather did not dampen our spirits as it was still such a buzz. The cycling was not too difficult but I would not say it's a walk in the park either. One of our... More 

Thank Sense55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to say that the Otago Rail Trail was a fantastic experience and a large part of that is down to the team at SheBikesHeBikes! You guys were amazing, and so easy to work with right from the start when I made the first enquiry through till when you dropped us off at the train station at the... More 

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