When you have all the time in the world to experience the Rail Trail

Our advice is to make the most of being able to spend time in the World of Difference that is Central Otago. And just think, with time not an issue, how about staying at least a night in each of the 12 communities along the trail. Depending on your fitness, think about off-trail cycling to Matakanui or Patearoa. Take days off from the trail to really mix and mingle with locals and sip rather than gulp down amazing vistas. With all the time in the world and an accompanying vehicle, ‘widen’ the Rail Trail to the coast and or way into the back of beyond to the base of the Hawkdun Range. Where you don’t have an accompanying vehicle, rentals are available in Wedderburn and Ranfurly.

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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