Things to Do in Central Otago

The Otago Central Rail Trail is a gateway to Communities past and present along the Trail and off the Trail. There is so many fun activities and things to do in Central Otago.

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Railway Heritage

As the Railway served a large country district there were many stops along the route. With the decline and closure of the Railway, many buildings were disposed of b…

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Historic Sites

The region prospered on the basis of Central Otago gold in the 19th century, and today there still remain many fine old buildings that are a legacy of those times.

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Must Do

Planning to complete our Trail - make sure you set aside some time for our Top SEE & DO picks.

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Activities and Tours

Central Otago has impressive mountain ranges, valleys, plains and seasonal weather, which provide opportunities for a wide range of land activities.


Tracks and Walks

Follow one of the many walking tracks and see more of the distinctive and varied scenery or venture into wonderful tussock landscapes and clear blue skies.

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Sports and Outdoors

Add even more adventure to your Rail Trail trip - whether you are into adrenaline-pumping action, or you prefer more relaxed sit-back-and-enjoy-spectacular-scenery t…