Getting Here

The Trail is free to use - you can choose where you go, what to do, and how long to take. You are going off the beaten track, so if you want assistance with transport to/from/along the Trail you need to plan ahead carefully and book, especially if there is a group of you and it is in peak midsummer season.


To / From Middlemarch

The quickest way to reach Middlemarch is by road from Dunedin via S/Highway 87. The road climbs rapidly over the hills from Outram, until you look out over the Strat…

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To / From Clyde

Clyde is the beginning – or the end – of the Otago Central Rail Trail and there are plenty of transport choices to get you back to Clyde at the end of the trip. Man…

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If you are coming into the region both Queenstown and Dunedin Airports are about an hour by road from each end of the track, Clyde or Middlemarch.

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You can access each end of the Trail easily by road from several different directions and there are numerous places and stations along the Trail where the road cross…

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Bus / Coach

There are several regular bus/shuttle services on the main highway from Dunedin to Queenstown (via Roxburgh) through Clyde, while some others follow the actual Rail …

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Rental Cars

You can rent cars, mini vans or 4WD vehicles at the main towns in Otago – Queenstown, Alexandra and Dunedin.