This is one trail not to be underestimated, and does require a certain level of experience- with plenty of surprises around every corner. Starting at Old Cromwell, the trail heads towards the confluence of the Kawarau River and Lake Dunstan before winding its way around the Bannockburn inlet (7km) past vineyards and olive groves and the opportunity for a refreshment stop along the way at one of the wineries.
The Otago Central Rail Trail, New Zealand’s first great ride will take you on a ride of discovery, revealing truly unique and breathtaking scenery not readily accessible by other means and unlike any other in New Zealand. This is a journey into the heart of Central Otago of dry rocky outcrops, productive farmland, river gorges, tunnels and viaducts. Small longstanding goldmining townships with old stone and mud-brick cottages
If you are looking for a real taste of historic Central Otago then this ride is for you! Visually spectacular and stretching from Alexandra through to the Roxburgh Hydro Dam, the trail follows the Clutha Mata-au River south past rugged bluffs, old schist huts and other gold mining relics. Within minutes of beginning the trail you are in a completely new world away from any civilization, with just the flow of the river and the smell of wild thyme to guide you.
Winding along the Clutha Mata-au River between Roxburgh and Lawrence, this cruisey ride gives you a taste of the Teviot Valley amongst orchards and small settlements. Starting at the Roxburgh Dam (Commissioners Flat), the first part of the trail (9.4km) heads alongside the river and bypasses the Roxburgh township, or you can veer off for a quick ice-cream / café stop. Continuing south to Millers Flat,
The service provided by David was absolutely fantastic. We were not very familiar with the ride but he made it so easy and explained and went out of his way to make sure that we were able to return safely.
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