Pukerangi is a turn around point for Taieri Gorge Excursion train on the days it doesn't go into Middlemarch township
Some people choose to start or finish their Rail Trail experience at Pukerangi which is a railway siding 21 km from Middlemarch. It is not officially part of the Rail Trail and the journey between Middlemarch and Pukerangi is on public roads. The turn off to Pukerangi is clearly signposted on SH87 1km south of Sutton, which in turn is 9 km’s south of Middlemarch. The Sutton Salt Lake is worth a visit and signposted in Sutton. It is a 30-minute walk each way. The Taieri Gorge Railway travels daily from Dunedin to Pukerangi and return. It journeys on to Middlemarch only on Friday and Sunday during the summer months of October to April. The connections to and from Dunedin can be organised through the Taieri Gorge Railway while connections beyond the Rail Trail to central Otago can be made through Alpine Connexions.
Pukerangi is within a half an hour drive of Middlemarch. You can cycle from Pukerangi to Middlemarch if you have come up on the train with your bike and in doing this you won't have to pay for a shuttle transfer to Middlemarch.
There is a no public shops or services at Pukerangi except for basic toilet and some picnic table. Pukerangi is a turn around point for Taieri Gorge Excursion train on the days it doesn't go into Middlemarch township.
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