Otago Central Rail Trail Overview

The Otago Central Rail Trail is the most popular cycle trail in New Zealand with over 10 000 people cycling the full length each year and more than that number using the trail for shorts trips. The Trust website is the best place find links for renting bikes and accommodation. The new pocket guide Otago Central Rail Trail easy guide by Brian & Diane Miller provides a wealth of background information on the trail along with very detailed cross-sections which show the location of the many side trips available along the trail.

Check out this video about a couple of Americans cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail

Lake Sutton is the only inland salt lake in New Zealand – located an 11.5km bike ride from Middlemarch – Allow an hour to walk into and around the lake.