Cyclists on the Otago Central Rail Trail
PHOTO: hedgehoghouse.com ©

Introduction

Pedalling Otago’s rural heart. The famous Rail Trail takes you through traditional country towns and sheep-farming land farmed by families for many generations.

Highlights

This popular cycle journey through beautiful pastoral landscapes offers a taste of the genuine hospitality of the local sheep-farming community. Gold and pastoral farming was the heart of Central Otago's economy and the railway provided the life blood for these isolated communities.

Visitors today can stay with farming families and enjoy country town hospitality.  

Event to celebrate Landmarks status 27 January 2018 

Celebrations begin at 3 pm and involve a plaque unveiling and afternoon tea, followed by a short walk along the rail trail to the Hyde township. Register your interest


Landmarks logo.

Landmarks/Whenua Tohunga are places that have shaped our nation and created our stories. History comes to life at these significant Landmarks.

Get more information on the Landmarks website  or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Track overview

150 km one way

Walking and tramping

Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

Easy: Grade 2

Other activities

  • Horse riding

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this track

Contacts

Kā Moana Haehae / Alexandra Office
Phone:   +64 3 440 2040
Email:   alexandra@doc.govt.nz
Address:   43 Dunstan Road
Alexandra 9320
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