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The Otago Central Rail Trail Trust sincerely thanks businesses, individuals, organisations, community groups and government departments who, through funding or other initiatives and activities, have contributed to the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust objective of enhancing the Rail Trail experience.

To acknowledge this assistance publicly, the Trust has created two logos. These use the native falcon to symbolise direct and indirect financial support and the gecko for initiatives and activities by individuals, organisations and community groups.

The list below may suggest ways you can help!

If you or someone you know should be included in this section of the Official Rail Trail website please do get in touch.

Please note: We are reviewing the Friends programme.  If you have ideas and suggestions, please get in touch.

Friend of the Trail - Financial Support

Shebikeshebikes - Buying at full price the OCRT Passport and donating 20% back to the Trust

Central Lakes Trust 

Community Trust of Otago 

Ministry of Social Development

Milton Rotary Club - For the donation of $10 per person to participate in a number of annual Rail Trail adventures organised by the Milton Rotary Club's trampers to raise funds for their club projects as well as the Otago Youth Adventure Trust.

Friend of the Trail - Initiatives and activities by individuals, organizations and community groups

Dave Murphy - Ongoing support since his retirement as DOC Central Otago Area Manager

Martin Cameron - For volunteering information and family photographs for the Tiroiti Ganger's Shed information panel

Richard Emerson - Kindly allowed photographs taken by his father, the late G.W. Emerson to be reproduced in the Official Rail Trail Passport

Bill Gowan and Grant Craig - Provided station information now on pages of the Official Rail Trail Passport

Anne Tamati - Donating additional time for design and artwork preparation of Gangers’ Shed information panels.

Cargill Enterprises, Dunedin - Donating materials and labour to build the red replica railways telephone boxes at station sites housing Official Rail Trail Passport self-inking stamps

Southern Colour Print, Dunedin - Ongoing Support

Alexandra - Keep Alexandra & Clyde Beautiful for landscaping the station site.