Otago Central Rail Trail: Walking and tramping in Alexandra area, Clyde - Middlemarch area

Cyclists on the Otago Central Rail Trail
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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.


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.  

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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


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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