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Otago Central Rail Trail

New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 114 attractions in Otago Region
Type: Trails, Biking Trails
Description: The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's original slow trail.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Our group of three couples cycled the Otago Rail Trail recently. Overall, the trip was wonderful. We are all inexperienced cyclists although we had done a bit of training over the 6 weeks or so beforehand. We all managed the trail which we cycled over 5 days. There was some huffing and puffing at times, especially on the one day... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

just did some shorter distances, all very, very exciting in wonderful nature. Enjoyed the landscape and easy runs, would do a longer tour next time.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Six couples cycled the Otago Rail Trail organised by Trail Journeys and what a wonderful time we had. It could not have gone better and we have arrived home on huge highs. The package was for six nights - the first being in Queenstown, 4 on the Trail and the final night in Dunedin. Trail Journeys transfered us from Queenstown... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great experience, great staff, very well organised. Would recommend to anyone and definitely use again if I got the chance.

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Auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Tlhe Otago rail trail is an absolute must do. Usually I plan my own trips but this time I used trail Journeys for the group. They looked after everything, hotels, luggage transfers, suggested some great things to do and places to see on the way. Nothing was any trouble for them and we had an awesome trip, weather perfect, scenery... More

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Taupo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

What an excellent trip - one that we have always meant to do so no time like the present. We booked through Trail Journeys on the recommendation of our fellow trampers here in Taupo. We certainly did well; nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We checked in the previous afternoon and were fitted with our bikes so all... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a fantastic experience! Celebrating a special birthday with husband and 2 good friends - the weather was spectacular as was the scenery. We could not fault Trail Journeys and have already recommended them to friends. They covered everything from the equipment to the accommodation and all the extras which just added to the whole experience. Our guide Snow Hamilton... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We cycled the rail trail from Middlemarch to Clyde (the opposite direction to most cyclists) over three days. Trail Journeys was extremely helpful and efficient at helping us organise our trip - the bikes and panniers, the transport of our bags (both 'straight-through bags and overnight ones), arranging our accommodation, and recommending and arranging a trip up the Clutha River... More

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