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Otago Central Rail Trail 18/9 to 22/9/18 and 25/9 to 29/9/18 (early bird closing date 1/3/18).


Otago Central Rail Trail  18/9 to 22/9/18  and  25/9 to 29/9/18 (early bird closing date 1/3/18).


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2018 rides

18 September to 22 September 2018
25 September to 29 September 2018

Your adventure begins in Queenstown on the dates above.


Cost:    $1725.00  -  (Ride With Friends discount) if paid (in full) before  

                                                 1 March 2018

               $1875.00  - early bird price if paid (in full) before 1 March 2018

               $1975.00 -  if paid (in full) before 30 April 2018


Tour price is based on twin share accommodation.
Single rider supplement $180.00 - if you would like us to match you with a fellow rider for twin share accommodation, please advise at time of booking and we will put you in touch with other riders willing to share.

Cancellation policy:
$600.00 deposit - non-refundable after 10/5/18
Outstanding balance - 80% refund up to 31/5/18
Outstanding balance - 50% refund up to 15/6/18
Outstanding balance - no refunds after 15/6/18

Capped at: We need a minimum of 7 riders and will take up to 10 riders on the trail. The ride will only proceed if minimum numbers obtained.

Cost includes:

  • 5 nights twin share accommodation
  • 5 days bike hire including panniers and helmet
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer to accommodation each night while on the rail trail
  • Bus shuttle transfer from Queenstown to Clyde
  • Bus shuttle transfer from Middlemarch to Pukerangi
  • Taeiri Gorge Train from Pukerangi to Dunedin
  • Final night accommodation in Dunedin
  • Souvenir snood and beanie
  • Souvenir Rail Journey Passport
  • En route support by 2 Cycle Away staff
  • Dinner on Friday night at Waipaita

Not included:

  • Single accommodation supplement ($180.00)
  • Travel insurance
  • On-trail food and drink (lunch & morning/afternoon tea)
  • Air fares to/from New Zealand
  • Shuttle to/from airports

Tuesday - Day 1 – 16km
Bus shuttle Queenstown to Clyde  -  9.15am departure and arrive Clyde 10.40am.
Collect hire bikes (mountain bikes) and complete shakedown ride to Alexandra on the 150th Anniversary track which follows the Clutha River.
Overnight accommodation at Clyde.

Wednesday - Day 2 – 37 km
Start riding the trail from Clyde to Omakau. We will stop at Chatto Creek pub for lunch.

Overnight accommodation at Omakau.

Breakfast included.

Thursday - Day 3 – 30km
Cycle from Omakau to Ophir, smell the freshest air in the world and then onto our accommodation at Oturehua. Small town with lots to see. A tour of Hays Engineering is optional. Dinner at the Oturehua Hotel and we feel sure you will enjoy the gourmet meal.
Overnight accommodation at Oturehua.
Breakfast included.

Friday - Day 4 – 33km
We will pass the highest point on the trail and start heading back down into the valley. Arriving at Wedderburn just in time for morning tea. Ranfurly is our largest town for the day and we will be able to explore the town and enjoy a lovely lunch spot.
Overnight accommodation at Waipaita.
Breakfast and dinner included.

Saturday - Day 5 – 51km
An early start and off to the end of the trail at Middlemarch. We will have lunch at the amazing Otago Central Hotel midway between Waipaita and Middlemarch. After returning our trusty steeds we head to a local café for a well-earned snack. We'll then board the shuttle bus to Pukerangi to embark on the Taeiri Gorge train for a journey through beautiful countryside to Dunedin. This fantastic train journey with great scenery reminds us we are in the lovely South Island of New Zealand. We disembark at Dunedin Railway station at approximately 6pm on Saturday night.
Breakfast included.