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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Cumberland Motel Visit website

Welcome to Cumberland Motel. We provide affordable self-contained units ideal for family and group accommodation with spacious living areas. Free Wireless internet available. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Southern Scenic Route: a different way of life

The Southern Scenic Route is a drive of unparalleled beauty and an almost contradictory mix of dense woodlands and wild, open southern coast. Read the story . . . 

Elm Wildlife Tours Visit website

We have a private wildlife reserve o the Otago Peninsula that has a fur seal breeding colony, a private beach where sealions come ashore and . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Otago Central Rail Trail: journey into an ever-changing heartland

The Otago Central Rail Trail is 150km from Middlemarch to Clyde and takes in just about everything that’s stunning about Central Otago.  Read the story . . . 

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Ocean Beach Hotel Visit website

Ten recently refurbished motel units. Heat pumps, Free Wi-Fi, 32 inch TV, New Queen Sized beds. Handy St Kilda Beach and Hancock Park. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The wondrous wildlife of Otago Peninsula

‘The most accessible wildlife in the South Island’ is the catch-cry here. Well, there are wheeling seabirds, honking sea lions and all manner of other natural noises, but you get the point. Read the story . . . 

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Bluestone on George Visit website

Bluestone on George has a central city location on an elevated site overlooking the City of Dunedin and the lovely surrounding landscape while still being . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

Olveston House: how the other half lived

Designed by a London architect and built in 1904 – well, this was really something. Ostentatious as all hell, Olveston was also lavishly decorated. Read the story . . . 

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Garden Motel Visit website

First choice on George St for clean, spacious, comfortable accommodation. Small studios to family apartments. Close to all major amenities. Always a friendly welcome - . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Cheese rolls: the sushi of the south

Come to Southland, or Otago and, more specifically Dunedin, and try one of these hot and tasty little blighters. You will be, from a cuisine perspective anyway, reborn. Read the story . . . 

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Woodlands Motels & Apartments Visit website

Adjacent to Otago University, near hospital, museum, Botanic Gardens, shops, cafes and bars. Fast food outlets close by. Self-contained (full kitchen). Free wi-fi throughout the property. . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Dunedin city: Edinburgh of the south

‘Dunedin’ is an ancient name for Edinburgh and the resemblance doesn’t stop at the names. Read the story . . . 

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Longbourne Lodge Motel Visit website

Hidden down a private, tree llined driveway, Longbourne Lodge is set on five acres of park-like gardens It's just a little different... . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Otago Peninsula: prodigious wildlife and a bona fide castle

If ever you should tire of the splendours of Dunedin, explore the Otago Peninsula, extending from the city to the northeast, to the southern headland of the entrance to the harbour. Read the story . . . 

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Wains Hotel Dunedin Visit website

The Wains Hotel Dunedin is located in an elegant, Victorian-era building situated right in the heart of Dunedin. Within walking distance of the Octagon city . . . More . . . 

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