NZ's Original Great Ride

Experience for yourself why thousands of people love exploring The Otago Central Rail Trail at a leisurely pace.  Whatever your interest are, there's something here for you.

Discover old historic gold-mining villages, country pubs, rugged scenery, or try some great off-trail adventures... check out all the things to "See and Do" on our site. Get a group of friends together and come and find what "Southern Hospitality" is all about.

  • NZ's Original Great Ride

    NZ's Original Great Ride

    New Zealands’s first Rail Trail and Original Great Ride opened in 2000...Read More

  • Otago Central Railway

    Otago Central Railway

    The Otago Central Railway – from 1879 – 1990. Called “One of the Great...Read More

  • Strategic Plan

    Strategic Plan

    The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's Original Great Ride Strat...Read More

  • Rail Trail Numbers

    Rail Trail Numbers

    Trail users comprise of those who complete the entire trail together w...Read More

  • Trail Trust

    Trail Trust

    Who we are  The Otago Central Rail Trail Trust was originally establi...Read More

  • Trail Partners

    Trail Partners

    The Department of Conservation The Rail Trail has been developed by DO...Read More

  • Trail Characteristics

    Trail Characteristics

    The compacted gravel pathway is easy to cycle or walk on – as it was m...Read More

  • Open all seasons

    Open all seasons

    Central Otago is one of the few places in New Zealand with four truly ...Read More

  • Your Feedback

    Your Feedback

    We would love to hear your feedback!  We would appreciate you taking t...Read More