Cyclist crossing the viaduct.
Image: J. Robinson | ©

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 genuine small community hospitality. Gold and pastoral farming was the heart of Central Otago's economy and the railway provided the life blood for these isolated communities.


Landmarks logo.

Tohu Whenua are the places that have shaped Aotearoa New Zealand. Located in stunning landscapes and rich with stories, they offer some of our best heritage experiences.

See more on the Tohu Whenua website.


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.

Contacts

Kā Moana Haehae / Alexandra Office
Phone:   +64 3 440 2040
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   alexandra@doc.govt.nz
Address:   43 Dunstan Road
Alexandra 9320
Postal Address:   PO Box 176
Alexandra 9340
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