Otago Central Rail Trail: the original Great Ride

The Otago Central Rail Trail is New Zealand’s original ‘Great Ride’ cycle trail.


Immerse yourself in the Central Otago landscape. © Otago Central Rail Trail Trust.

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Ranfurly Hotel

We are the rural Art Deco hotel of the South Island, conveniently situated on the Central Otago Rail Trail, which has become an icon of . . . More . . . 

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Otago Rail Experience

Take a spectacular day-trip by train up the Taieri Gorge, or use the Taieri Gorge Railway to transport you to the start of the Central Otago Rail Trail. Read the story . . . 

Naseby Holiday Park

Come and stay at Naseby Holiday Park in Naseby, Central Otago. The Holiday Park is set in 17 acres of larch and native New Zealand . . . More . . . 

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Central Otago: good curling to ye

No one really knows where the peculiar sport of curling originated, but there’s no doubt it was the Scots who took it to heart. Read the story . . . 

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Ranfurly Motels

Spacious ground-floor serviced family and studio units (full kitchens). Set in park-like grounds in quiet location. Breakfast available. Heating, electric blankets, guest laundry. . . . More . . . 

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Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge: cycling the Otago river trails

Rain or shine, cycling Otago’s river trails in winter proves to be a beautiful adventure. Read the story . . . 

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Ancient Briton Hotel

Discover Naseby. Did you know that Naseby once had 26 hotels and a population greater than Dunedin's? Founded in the 1860s, the town of Naseby . . . More . . . 

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Taking our time: cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail

The Otago Central Rail Trail is open all year round, so riders can pick their preferred season or return multiple times to experience the ever-changing scenery. Read the story . . . 

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Naseby Holiday Cottages

Enjoy staying at one of our houses and enjoy your own little piece of paradise that is Naseby Naseby Holiday Cottages offer a variety of . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

Maniototo Curling International

The township of Naseby in the Maniototo has become the country's curling capital with the completion in 2005 of New Zealand's first dedicated indoor Olympic . . . More . . . 

Off Trail Tours

Complement your Central Otago Rail Trail journey!We offer customised tours of Naseby curling, Ranfurly Museum, gold panning, fishing and tussock adventure. . . . More . . . 

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Ranfurly Holiday Park/Motels & Cabins

Come and relax in our friendly country holiday park situated in the heart of the Maniototo. A great central base for the Rail Trail, fishing, . . . More . . . 

Wedderburn Cottages

High quality accommodation for all budgets, situated on SH 85 at Wedderburn, being 16 km from Ranfurly and Naseby. If you are doing the Otago . . . More . . . 

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