Accommodation

A range of accommodation types are available along and close to the Trail. From budget accommodation and holiday parks to luxury lodges and cottages or something in between.

Crow's Nest Accommodation

Stunning Maniototo scenery by day, and by night beautiful starry skies.

Tussock Lodge

Tussock Lodge offers you the choice of various accommodation options and functionality.

Olivers Central Otago

The historic 'Olivers' complex was originally built in 1869 as The Victoria Store, to service the early g…

Nicky's Place

Nicky's Place, a family business, provides the ideal place to stay when cycling or walking the Otago Cent…

Ranfurly Holiday Park & Motels

A range of accommodation including motels, cabins, powered sites and tent sites.

Judge Rock Accommodation

Enjoy vineyard accommodation at its finest. Spacious open plan living and a stunning vineyard panorama ma…

Trout 'n' Trail B & B

Handy for Rail Trailers, Anglers and Holiday Makers.

Taieri Bank Cottage

Situated on a Sheep and Beef farm just minutes (2km) from Middlemarch our boutique property offers excell…

Woodlands Motels & Apartments

Woodlands Village Motels & Apartments Dunedin offer a range of units to suit your needs. Relax in spaciou…

Burn Cottage Retreat

A beautiful property with a series of private self-contained cottages set amongst the rolling hills of Cr…

Stanleys Hotel

Built in 1882, Stanleys Hotel is not only a fabulous country pub it is also a unique historic hotel.  

Holiday Inn - Queenstown

Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park is your new hub for South Island exploration. With a convenient l…

Crow's Nest Accommodation

Stunning Maniototo scenery by day, and by night beautiful starry skies.

Tussock Lodge

Tussock Lodge offers you the choice of various accommodation options and functionality.

Olivers Central Otago

The historic 'Olivers' complex was originally built in 1869 as The Victoria Store, to service the early g…

Nicky's Place

Nicky's Place, a family business, provides the ideal place to stay when cycling or walking the Otago Cent…

Ranfurly Holiday Park & Motels

A range of accommodation including motels, cabins, powered sites and tent sites.

Judge Rock Accommodation

Enjoy vineyard accommodation at its finest. Spacious open plan living and a stunning vineyard panorama ma…

Trout 'n' Trail B & B

Handy for Rail Trailers, Anglers and Holiday Makers.

Taieri Bank Cottage

Situated on a Sheep and Beef farm just minutes (2km) from Middlemarch our boutique property offers excell…

Woodlands Motels & Apartments

Woodlands Village Motels & Apartments Dunedin offer a range of units to suit your needs. Relax in spaciou…

Burn Cottage Retreat

A beautiful property with a series of private self-contained cottages set amongst the rolling hills of Cr…

Stanleys Hotel

Built in 1882, Stanleys Hotel is not only a fabulous country pub it is also a unique historic hotel.  

Holiday Inn - Queenstown

Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park is your new hub for South Island exploration. With a convenient l…

How long does it take?

The Trail is 152km long. How far you travel in one day will depend on your level of fitness. When cycling the average speed for most of us is 10km per hour, many people allow 3 - 5 days. The average walking pace is 4 - 6km per hour, allow at least 6 days.

Can I ride the Trail as an independent traveller?

Yes, you and/or your family can be independent travellers. This is where you plan the trip for you and your family yourself. You will need to arrange bike hire, if required, through bike hire operators on the Trail and book the accommodation yourself. My advice would be to start planning as soon as you can and get your accommodation booked early. Start by deciding how far you want to cycle each day so that you can then focus on a place where you need to book accommodation. Our website has a 'Plan your Trip Guide' and some suggested itineraries you may wish to consider.

What level of fitness is required to complete the Trail?

The Trail is described as Grade 1 Novice cyclists, families and others seeking an easy cycling experience.  If you or some of your group have not been on a bike for some time it would be a good idea to take a few weeks to get bike fit before you complete the Trail. The more accustomed you are to a bike seat the more you will enjoy the trip.

Where there are slopes on the trail they are gradual and there are no sudden dips or tight bends. The Trail is a compacted gravel pathway although in some short sections you may experience some loose stones. The Trail is wide enough for cyclists to ride side by side if they wish or to pass each other comfortably. People of all ages have completed and enjoyed this Trail.