Taking our time: cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail

At 152km long, the Otago Central Rail Trail – New Zealand’s original Great Ride – sounded appealing but I hoped...


On the Otago Central Rail Trail. © Miles Holden

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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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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 . . . 

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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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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 . . . 

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 . . . 

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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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 . . . 

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