Guide to the Otago Central Rail Trail




By Gerald Cunningham

This guide to the 150 km Otago Central Rail Trail located in Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand sets out all that you will need to know to ensure your trip along the trail is a successful one. Developed for the use of walkers, cyclists and horse riders, the Trail follows the old railway line that was built through Central Otago in the late 19th century, at a time when bridges and viaducts were constructed from local hand-shaped stone. The guide divides the trail into 12 easy sections. It gives details of the history of the railway line, the train wreck, wildflowers, birds and animals seen along the way, plus off the beaten track places to visit. It also includes details of accommodation, vineyards and other places on the trail.

Published by Reed 2003