Otago Rail Trail

New Zealand’s first Rail Trail and Original Great Ride opened in 2000 and has been voted as The Best Great Ride in New Zealand. The Otago Central Rail Trail is a 152-kilometre, recreational trail that follows the former Otago Central railway line between Middlemarch and Clyde. The gravelled Trail has a gentle gradient of 1:50 making it ideal for cyclists and walkers. The Trail traverses the region’s isolated unique heartland and takes people to places preserved by the dry climate and distinct seasons, not easily accessible by any other means. The Otago Central Railway – from 1879 – 1990. Called “One of the Great Train Trips in the World” – this is the railway that opened up Central Otago. Come and experience Central Otago by bicycle, suitable for all ages with plenty of places to explore or rest along the way.

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