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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Cromwell TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

In the Heart of Central Otago, our park is set on spacious park like grounds, blessed with a hot summer climate, surrounded by great lakes . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

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Alexandra Garden Court Motel Visit website

We are located on the edge of Alexandra, in a quiet country like setting opposite the Otago Central Rail Trail. Set in 2 acres of . . . 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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Cromwell Motel Visit website

An ideal base for your holiday - take a step back in time and stroll through Old Cromwell Town, wander through the mall, stop in . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... 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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Activities

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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Food and drink

New Zealand produce: fresh is best

Fresh is best. That is undoubtedly the case when it comes to New Zealand produce – it’s one of the single greatest things our country has to offer. Read the story . . . 

Alexandra Holiday Park

Riverside location. All types of accommodation from campsites to self contained, suits all pockets! Close to Rail Trail, aquatic centre, golf course, fishing, mountain bike/walking . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Climbing: facing your fear

Climbing is the unique blend of physical and mental exertion that leads both to a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of calm. All in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand. 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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Alexandra Heights Motel

Ten spacious studio and 2 bedroom units with well equipped kitchens. Several with spa baths and 1 is a large 2 bedroom access unit, Handy . . . 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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