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Otago Central Rail Trail

| Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
+64 3-447 3271
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Otago Central Rail Trail Bike Tour
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“tiger hill” (30 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Alexandra, 9340, New Zealand
+64 3-447 3271
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the most memorable and enjoyable trips I have ever done. What a great way to spend a few days with my boys and great friends. It was a privilege being able to enjoy such beautiful countryside, connect with wonderful people, and...More

1  Thank Awstripping
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a great trail with well looked after track and great food and accommodation options along the length of the trail. Informative info panel along the way and amazing scenery.

1  Thank grannyB45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even with rain, this is a great adventure. We are grateful to SheBikesHeBikes for outfitting us and providing support during the trip. Take their advice about how fast you can ride the trail. It may be quite different from what you ride in your home...More

1  Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Central Otago Rail Trail is a must do, incredible scenery, well maintained trail with interesting information stops along he way plus the passport stamps as you pass through each station. All stamps were there, no vandalism no graffiti just you your bike and nature,...More

1  Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this to be a breath taking bike ride, the scenery was spectacular and while there were a few inclines not that taxing, take your time and don;t let inexperience stop you. Get with a good bike company, I recommend "Bike It Now", this will...More

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 150k (we managed to clock 167k with side trips) ride was an excellent way to experience the beautiful and varied scenery, to visit small villages, to meet the hospitable locals and learn about the history of the railway. The tunnels and viaducts were fun....More

2  Thank Rotiman1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience, different places, scenery, people, food all rolled into one and exercising as well . I reckon must be the cleanest air almost in the whole of NZ. Glad we did the training before hand so we could just sit back pedal and enjoy...More

1  Thank Carol H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired a couple of bikes through She Bikes He Bikes in Clyde, and they also sorted out our accommodation and transported our suitcases from place to place, which made it possible to just focus on the cycling. (I totally recommend She Bikes He Bikes...More

1  Thank 507RachelL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ride. We did some training before hand and we survived the four days easily. Scenery is fantastic, weather challenging at times but we had a great adventure and would do the ride again.

1  Thank Headsgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Otago Central Rail Trail is pleasant, but the scenic value is low by NZ standards, and the riding is a little boring. For those who like MTB, you can detour off the rail trail to some great tracks near Alexandra and Naseby. I suspect...More

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Hi there, We are interested in taking our kids 7 and 9 on a 5 day trip. Was thinking late January 2018 and adding another week do some campervan style touring. Is there any recommendations on a company that can help coordinate a trip/suggestions/how to make it happen etc for us. We would be flying in from Sydney and don't need guided tours as such. Many thanks
5 April 2017|
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Response from garydotwindsor | Reviewed this property |
Hi jack. We had our bike tour booked through trail journeys via our travel agent and had a couple of communication errors with them. However on the track graham from marchburn manor said that luxury cycles/ cycle surgery... More
what is the weather like in November
4 February 2017|
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Response from MarkTwainNZ | Reviewed this property |
November is Spring. It's very variable then, we found late summer or autumn is most settled we have found. But we have done it in October and we had great weather so it's bit of luck what weather you get. Rainfall tends to... More
We are doing the trail in March and are staying at the Wedderburn Cottages and want to go curling. Can you tell me how you got from Wedderburn to Naseby?
23 December 2016|
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Response from gordeb1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We didn't go to Naseby but I believe that you can get picked up and dropped off there, depending where you stay. Talk to your travel provider when you get there and they will be able to help you.