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

The Trail is open. 

Weather

Clyde

  • Mon 14.81 °C
  • Tue 17.22 °C
  • Wed 19.92 °C
  • Thu 18.97 °C
  • Fri 17.18 °C
  • Sat 17.21 °C
  • Sun 18.84 °C

Middlemarch

  • Mon 15.24 °C
  • Tue 15.22 °C
  • Wed 19.02 °C
  • Thu 17.69 °C
  • Fri 17.49 °C
  • Sat 15.44 °C
  • Sun 18.25 °C

Omakau

  • Mon 13.99 °C
  • Tue 16.4 °C
  • Wed 17.64 °C
  • Thu 17.67 °C
  • Fri 16.21 °C
  • Sat 16.12 °C
  • Sun 17.44 °C

Oturehua

  • Mon 11.88 °C
  • Tue 15.06 °C
  • Wed 16.74 °C
  • Thu 15.7 °C
  • Fri 14.78 °C
  • Sat 15.7 °C
  • Sun 16.95 °C

Ranfurly

  • Mon 12.1 °C
  • Tue 14.6 °C
  • Wed 17.51 °C
  • Thu 15.91 °C
  • Fri 15.64 °C
  • Sat 15.52 °C
  • Sun 17.48 °C