When the Department of Conservation bought 150km of unused rail corridor in Central Otago 1993 and proposed a bike trail, many people laughed at the idea. Who would use it they said?

Well 10 years after the full track was finished more than 10,000 people a year cycle the full trail and many thousands more enjoy day trips. A few years ago some friends finished the trail ands said they would have liked a lot more information about the area and sidetrips, so Brian & Diane Miller have spent many months developing a new pocket guide.

The book – Otago Centrall Rail Trail – easy guide was published this week and should change the way people use the trail by making them more aware of the surroundings and side trips.