Winter Schedules - Service Providers

This list is supplied as notifications from the Otago Central Rail Trail Operators Group members.

Not all operators are members of this group therefore it is advisable to ascertain availability of services you require if they are not on the following list.

For your convenience the list is formed in a geographical sequence from Clyde to Middlemarch



Bike It Now - Our hours until the end of May, Mon to Fri 8.30am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm

May to August (Still open 7 days a week) Monday to Friday;  9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday; 10am to 3pm

Dunedin Railways - Daily train from 1 May – 30th September heading up Taieri Gorge departing at 12.30pm.

We do have a couple of shutdown periods over this time to do some maintenance. These dates are below:

13 May – 28 May

19 August – 1 September

Trail Journeys - Clyde office: Open Monday to Friday 9-5pm.  Middlemarch office: Closes 17th May for the winter but available via phone (03) 4492150.  

Itinerary planning, bike hire and accommodation booking available all year around

Transport available on request during May to October please e-mail or phone us for details

Pure Trails - We will be operating monthly tour departures of our 6 day "Otago Rail Trail RELAXED' tour through winter pending demand.

Altitude Adventures -  Our winter hours starting June 1st  till August 31st  will be Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, and Saturday Mornings 9.00 till 1.00pm.

Off the Rails Cycle Tours - During the winter period we will continue to offer bike hire and tours by request.  Clients can contact us in advance by email or via our website inquiries page.



If the services you require are not on this list, please make sure you check their winter hours by contacting them direct.


Antique Lodge Motel - Open all year round

Dunstan House boutique hotel  - will be closed from 6 June through till 30 June, but otherwise open and operating as usual.

Dunstan House café - will be closed from 6 June through till 30 June, but otherwise open and operating our usual hours 8am-4pm(ish) from Wednesday to Sunday each week.

Hartley Arms - Closed from mid May and will open in September.  Available to take bookings for the coming season.



Blacks Hotel - Monday-Friday 4pm to late Saturday & Sunday 12pm-late

The Station Omakau - closed from  Friday 10 May and reopens Monday 1 September

Mandy’s Accommodation - Closed from the 13 May and reopens 1 September

Tiger Hill Lodge - Open all winter

Omakau Commercial Hotel opening at 3pm Monday to Thursdays, and 11am Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  Dinner bookings are still recommended, as we may close early if dinner bookings are finished.



Lauderburn House Bed & Breakfast - Open all Winter

Lauder School B & B - closed from Tuesday 11 June and reopens Monday 1 September

Stationside Café Lauder - Closed from Sunday 5 May and Opening Saturday of Blossom Festival in Sept



Oturehua Railway Hotel  - 14th May Closed, 15th - 24th May Closed until 5pm, Late July closed until 20th August.  Some days may be closed before 5pm so recommend calling to check.



Wedderburn Lodge & Cottages - Open all year round





Old Post Office backpackers Ranfurly – Closed from Saturday 1 June reopening Saturday 28 Sept, 1 May – 31 May and 28 Sept – 25 Oct The dorm will be closed but single, twin, Double and Family rooms are available.



Waipiata Country Hotel -  Open 7 days a week.   From May onwards 10am till late with a roaring fire and a smile.

Tussock Lodge - Open all year round. 


Kokonga Lodge - Closed for Winter 1 May – 31 August




Macraes Flat 

Stanley’s Hotel - Open 7 days Open 11am except for Tuesday, closes at 4pm