Getting to and from the Rail Trail is easier than you might imagine

Chances are you’ll be flying in for your Rail Trail experience and most likely landing at Queenstown International Airport. Despite what you may have heard, getting Queenstown to the start of the Rail Trail at Clyde is easy … bus or rental vehicle! From Dunedin to the start the Rail Trail at Middlemarch there’s really only one way to go and that’s to jump on board the Taieri Gorge Railway (, rated one of the world’s greatest train rides. Right now you could click our ‘Queenstown to the Rail Trail’ and ‘Dunedin to the Rail Trail’ download timetables.

The Rail Trail Guide Book

The single most important resource when travelling the Central Otago Rail Trail

A beautifully crafted book with amazing photography by Peter Andrews showing Central Otago as it truly is, one of the most rugged, extreme and beautiful locations on the planet. Stunning scenery, amazing and important historical and current information, detailed maps, lists of accommodation, frequently asked questions, where to eat, how far between towns, etc. It’s all in here.

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