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Otago Central Rail Trail

New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 115 attractions in Otago Region
Type: Trails, Biking Trails
Description: The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's original slow trail.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We started the journey with a little concern about what we were getting ourselves into, however, after meeting the Clyde team and teaming up with our guide Paul, it just all happened. We had the best holiday ever. Little extra side trips, wine tasting, cakes, food, informative tours and a 'somewhat mostly' downhill track, our journey was Excellent! Thanks Trail... More

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Bilambil Heights, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have just finished the 5 day guided tour. From the moment we contacted Alana it has all been easy! We travelled from Australia and did not have worry about anything. Will definitely go back and do another tour with them.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Trail Journeys arranged everything for us and did a great job. Their staff were friendly and very helpful. The bikes, helmets and panniers they provided were of a good standard. They arranged the transport of our bags each day and provided a bus back to Clyde when we finished. There were no hitches with this at all. The accommodation that... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved the trip. There were 6 of us and it was a great chance to catch up with old friends, riding, eating and drinking. The NZ topography was brilliant. The sore legs on the first day went away on the second day. The sore bum stuck around. I found the riding quite hard but it just made the meal... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A lovely way to see the scenery of Central Otago and enjoy the hospitality and food. All ages and stages of people on the trail - great for family, groups or those who like to go hard out cycling :)

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Sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Four of us decided to do the Rail Trail and we were so lucky we chose Trail Journeys to help us plan this trip. From the first email of enquiry to the final goodbye, we couldn't have been happier. They are a very professional company and everything was handled very well. One of the couples had 3 bags and they... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My family and I have just returned from the Luxury Rail Trail Tours in Central Otago. It was a wonderful holiday with every detail organised and special unexpected treats given to us along the trail. We did the trip in five days and wanted it to be more of a holiday than a bike ride and it was. We experienced... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Wow, unbelievably amazing trip. Those who are procrastinating about this trip.... Just do it! Shebikeshebikes were awesome and organised everything superbly. Loved their bikes and felt really safe on them. We went from Middlemarch to Clyde. Accommodation was great starting with Kyeburn Cottage farm house. Jan had the coal range going and it was warm and cosy. Great meal provided... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the Otago Central Rail Trail and the experience was guaranteed to be a success once we decided to use Shebikeshebikes to organise our trip. Otago is absolutely beautiful and the pubs, bars and eating places along the way are fantastic. Great food, great beer and great wine, wonderful riding and spectacularly beautiful scenery. What more could you... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We recently rode the rail trail over 3 days from Clyde to Middlemarch with friends from the States. The weather was superb and a fantastic time was had by all. Accommodation was great - we stayed at The Workshops in Clyde, Milmor Cottage (Lauder School) and Waipiata Peony Cottages. All hosts very hospitable and I would recommend to others. The... More

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