Rail Trail Passport

The proceeds of the Otago Central Rail Trail Official Passport contributes to the development and enhancement of the Rail Trail experience.

Collect Stamps As You Go

At each station site a red-painted replica of a NZ Railways Department emergency phone box houses a stamp machine for you to stamp your Official Passport with the station name.

The Otago Central Rail Trail is a Recreational Reserve developed by the Department of Conservation in partnership with the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust.  On-going enhancements of the Trail greatly depend on grants and other additional funds raised by the Trust.


Photo: Hyde Station 4 January 1968, George Emerson


Get Your Passport 

Pick up a Passport at the start of your journey to record your progress.  The Passport provides a wonderful record of your journey.

Passports to stamp en-route can be purchased via the Tour Operators, some accommodation providers and or the Department of Conservation office, Dunstan Road, Alexandra.