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Central Otago Activities

We operate accommodation for cyclists riding from both ends of the Rail Trail, Clyde and Middlemarch. The Red Barn is situated on our property, right on the Rail Trail – you can't miss it! It has been set up for everyone experiencing the Rail Trail. It offers:

  • DVDs on the Rail Trail
  • Rail Trail and local information
  • Coffee/water
  • Rest area and shade
  • Public toilets
  • 9-hole golf course and club hire
  • Pick-up point for local tours

Other activities that can be experienced include:

  • Visits to museum in Ranfurly, Gilchrist Store and Hayes Engineering/ homestead at Oturehua.
  • Indoor curling at Naseby can be done all year round, outdoor curling and luge from June to September.
  • Mountain biking is popular and can be done in addition to the Otago Central Rail Trail.
  • Hiking and forest walks in surrounding countryside.
  • Golf, bowls and tennis are all in reasonably close proximity.
  • 4WD touring over many interesting mountain roads.
  • Discovering and experiencing gold mining history including gold fossicking.
  • Manitoto Curling -
  • Maniototo activities -
  • Discover our special place Central Otago -

ARRANGING YOUR TOUR OF THE RAIL TRAIL – Catch-a-Bus – door to door service – Ph 03 449 2024. Will carry bikes, transfer luggage etc.

Otago Rail Trail

Otago Rail Trail is a comprehensive website with extensive photo galleries of towns and trail, bike hire, accommodation, luggage transfer and transport, free booking service and informative maps.
Otago Rail Trail

Trail Journeys

Trail Journeys was one of the first businesses to be involved on the Otago Central Rail Trail. It is a Qualmark registered "Endorsed Visitor Activity" business with the head office located on the Clyde Railhead where the very popular Otago Central Rail Trail starts. Trail Journeys has purchased a property at Middlemarch and offers the same services at both ends of the trail. They offer top quality cycle hire, tour packages, personal itineraries, accommodation, luggage transfer and transport associated with the trail.
Trail Journeys

Otago Central Rail Trail

The Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust manages this website as a non-profit project to help enhance experiences on the Rail Trail by providing authoritative information about the history, natural features, maps and safety advice as well as links to accommodation, food and tour providers. The Rail Trail was developed by the Department of Conservation in partnership with the Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust.
Otago Central Rail Trail


Tourism Central Otago: (More about the Otago region).
The Maniototo: (The history of the Maniototo and what to do).
Middlemarch: Where the Rail Trail begins. Also the terminus for the Taieri Gorge Railway. Website has information about where to stay, what to do, history etc.
Ancient Briton Hotel: (Offers meals in historic Naseby).
Off Trail Tours: Provides comfortable, modern 4WD vehicles to take you on your choice of activities, sights and explorations.