Trail Places

You will pass through most of these places along the Trail -  but it is worthwhile travelling off the Trail to see some other special places while you are in the area.

  • Clyde


    The perfect start or finish to your cycle trip. Clyde, like many towns...Read More

  • Alexandra


    Fondly known as “Alex,” this is the biggest town on the trail and your...Read More

  • Galloway


    Sit in the Ladies Waiting Room (all that’s left of a busy station) and...Read More

  • Chatto Creek

    Chatto Creek

    One of the best things about exercise is stopping – especially when yo...Read More

  • Omakau


    If you have just conquered the sweeping S-bends up Tiger Hill, you can...Read More

  • Lauder


    You may not have heard of Lauder – but atmospheric scientists around t...Read More

  • Auripo / Thurlow Road

    Auripo / Thurlow Road

    The old station site of Auripo is an ideal drop-off point for anyone w...Read More

  • Ida Valley

    Ida Valley

    This was a former Railway stop in the middle of a long straight betwee...Read More

  • Oturehua


    Oturehua has a great old country pub – lots of communities still do. B...Read More

  • Wedderburn


    Cross Latitude 45° South (twice), reach the highest point, admire the ...Read More

  • Ranfurly

    Farming centre of the Maniototo, Ranfurly is known as the Art Deco tow...Read More

  • Waipiata


    A quiet country township with one pub, Waipiata owes its beginnings to...Read More

  • Kokonga


    From volcano to vanished lake, now farmland and a peaceful riverside t...Read More

  • Daisybank


    This is one of the most popular and scenic short trips or walks on the...Read More

  • Tiroiti


    The landscape constantly changes between Tiroiti and Hyde – just what ...Read More

  • Hyde


    This is a popular stop-off, either overnight or just for refreshments,...Read More

  • Rock and Pillar

    Rock and Pillar

     The Rock and Pillar Station is in the middle of gently rolling sheep ...Read More

  • Ngapuna


    Originally only a small wayside station, (built to keep the sun off th...Read More

  • Middlemarch


    It may look like any little New Zealand country town, but this is a pl...Read More

  • Queenstown


    The "adventure capital of the world" - Queenstown on the shores of Lak...Read More

  • Matakanui


    At the foot of the Dunstan Ranges, in the peaceful, quiet Manuherikia ...Read More

  • Ophir


    You can get very hot in Ophir, and very, very cold in winter (one of N...Read More

  • Poolburn Gorge

    Poolburn Gorge

    From Lauder, the trail crosses from the Manuherikia Valley, through th...Read More

  • Moa Creek

    Moa Creek

    Once busy with gold miners and travellers on the Dunstan Trail, Moa Cr...Read More