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Otago Central Rail Trail

Closed Now: 6:00 am - 11:59 pm
Open today: 6:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Four seasons, a brilliant riding experience in relaxing country setting

This is a must for bike riders - lovely country 4 day ride with 4 seasons of weather - no problem... read more

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bluesharp2018
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Sydney, Australia
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I use these guys every year to transport 50ish bikes from Dunedin to Middlemarch and they are so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo M
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's Original Great Ride. Open all year round this cycleway takes you through 152kms of remarkable Central Otago landscape away from roads and vehicles, yet never far from the next town. Whether you start from...more
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must for bike riders - lovely country 4 day ride with 4 seasons of weather - no problem - an excellent relax for a couple!!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I use these guys every year to transport 50ish bikes from Dunedin to Middlemarch and they are so efficient and easy to deal with. Nothing is a problem.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful trip. Did it over 5 days with Shebikeshebikes. Outstanding service, made the whole trip a complete breeze. Cant recommend them highly enough.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michelle T
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Michelle for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday. It's great you had outstanding service from Shebikeshebikes. We do you hope you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to sign up for our quarterly newsletter please see the official trail...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome ride over 4 days/ 3 nights. Mostly easy riding with a few uphills that had us puffing. Plenty of similar people out on the track and great for families as well. Accommodation and food was delicious. Highly recommend the birdseed bar...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Jo for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday. Pleased you enjoyed the bar and cafe at Lauder and pies at Waipiata Pub. We do you hope you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to sign up for our quarterly newsletter...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are an Auckland family of 4 including 2 teenage boys (13 and 14) who make an annual trip to Wanaka every January. This year we were interested in doing a couple of days on the Otago Rail Trail and our search lead us to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JayneP222
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jayne Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday. It's wonderful your family had a great time on the trail and received excellent service from Cycle Surgery. We do you hope you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 8 year old daughter and her ‘elderly’ dad had a wonderful experience cycling the entire trail. The scenery throughout was memorable and every person we encountered very friendly. Our first day was our toughest and it rained throughout and was chilly too. However, even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday. Sounds like you will have some wonderful memories with your eight your daughter. Great to hear Cycle Surgery service and Taieri Gorge railways were good to work with / experience. We do you hope...More

Reviewed 13 January 2019

we will definitely come back again and do the whole trail - start to finish but this time did approx 50k - just amazing - such an asset for the community - so many amazing nooks and crannies along the way - friendly folk all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 67arda
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday. We are pleased you are inspired to return to do the whole trail - do allow 4-5 days at least :). Should you wish to sign up for our quarterly newsletter please see the...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019

From the first email enquiry Cycle Surgery looked after us. We turned up on a drizzly NZ day but was greeted with a smile. The bikes were in impeccable condition and everything explained in detail. The section of the Otago Rail Trail that we rode...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank j0annebentley
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday. Great to hear Cycle Surgery doing a great job of looking after you. The Daisybank to Middlemarch section is very popular to ride too. We do you hope you are inspired to return :)....More

Reviewed 6 January 2019

Cycle Surgery,Could not Fault the service provided. Very helpful and friendly ,organised brilliant accommodation for us along the Trail. The set up of the bikes made it a very enjoyable ride. Highly recommend Them. Lincoln Family.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cyclefuntime
OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lincoln Family Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday - pleased you had wonderful service from Cycle Surgery. We do you hope you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to sign up for our quarterly newsletter please see...More

Reviewed 4 January 2019

Cycle Surgery and the Otago Rail Trail. 52 newby cycling the trail, excellent organisation by Cycle Surgery, a very well oiled machine. Cycles, helmet, safety, pick ups, bag deliveries, accommodation, meals without exception, superb. First 2 days were a bit tough (for me) with 'inclines'...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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OtagoCentRailTrail, Facilitator at Otago Central Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing your feedback about your rail trail holiday - its great that you enjoyed your time on the trail and received great service from Cycle Surgery. We do you hope you are inspired to return :). Should you wish to sign up...More

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Patricia S
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Response from Alihuck | Reviewed this property |
Spring weather can be quite unpredictable. Nights could be cool but one pair of jeans would be fine. We washed out cycle pants and tops each night and they were always dry by morning. A lot of accommodation has drying... More
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Response from Alihuck | Reviewed this property |
We did it through cycle surgery and they booked everything for us. It was a complete package to suit our needs. They will do whatever you want. They picked us up from Queenstown, booked all the accommodation and meals... More
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I’m so sorry I didn’t see this and you have no doubt done it by now! Yes you can fish on one of the days. !
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