Trail Conditions

What to expect along the Trail

Central Otago is a landlocked region, sheltered from coastal weather with very distinct seasons. Winters are often dry and fine, but frosts are common at night. Roads can get icy, especially in early morning, so be careful when driving. Rainfall is infrequent, although the Strath Taieri valley which is closer to the coast can get more rain.  

Spring weather is the most changeable. Summers, also autumns, are generally warm and dry - but weather can still be variable. New Zealand, is an island nation so it is a good idea to be prepared with some emergency clothing. Warm air rising from the sun-heated plains, to be replaced by dense cooler mountain air, can result in strong winds. 

Notifiable conditions.

 

Bridge Repairs

Due to bridge repairs there will be detours around three small bridges between Middlemarch & Rock and Pillar station.  Detours will be in place between 3 May and 10 June.

Detours will be marked with signs at the relevant sites.  

 

 

Weather

Clyde

  • Tue 5.95 °C
  • Wed 9.08 °C
  • Thu 11.1 °C
  • Fri 8.65 °C
  • Sat 11.03 °C
  • Sun 11.69 °C
  • Mon 12.57 °C

Middlemarch

  • Tue 7.81 °C
  • Wed 10.43 °C
  • Thu 12.94 °C
  • Fri 7.51 °C
  • Sat 11.83 °C
  • Sun 13.2 °C
  • Mon 14.2 °C

Omakau

  • Tue 5.84 °C
  • Wed 8.44 °C
  • Thu 10.63 °C
  • Fri 8.43 °C
  • Sat 9.71 °C
  • Sun 10.85 °C
  • Mon 11.56 °C

Oturehua

  • Tue 5.56 °C
  • Wed 7.93 °C
  • Thu 10.26 °C
  • Fri 6.18 °C
  • Sat 8.4 °C
  • Sun 9.87 °C
  • Mon 10.43 °C

Ranfurly

  • Tue 5.56 °C
  • Wed 7.78 °C
  • Thu 10.7 °C
  • Fri 6.31 °C
  • Sat 8.9 °C
  • Sun 10.86 °C
  • Mon 11.32 °C