UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING OUR RESPONSE TO THE COVID 19 CRISIS – Click here

Trips

Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail

From: AUD $1,190.00

Enquire Now




    Yes, i'd like you to book our flights
    Yes, I require travel insurance

    Traveling Party Details





    MaleFemale









    Traveling Party Details 2





    MaleFemale









    Traveling Party Details 3





    MaleFemale









    Traveling Party Details 4





    MaleFemale









    Traveling Party Details 5





    MaleFemale









    Traveling Party Details 6





    MaleFemale









    Traveling Party Details 7





    MaleFemale









    Traveling Party Details 8





    MaleFemale









    Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail

    From: AUD $1,190.00

    Enquire Now




      Yes, i'd like you to book our flights
      Yes, I require travel insurance

      Traveling Party Details





      MaleFemale









      Traveling Party Details 2





      MaleFemale









      Traveling Party Details 3





      MaleFemale









      Traveling Party Details 4





      MaleFemale









      Traveling Party Details 5





      MaleFemale









      Traveling Party Details 6





      MaleFemale









      Traveling Party Details 7





      MaleFemale









      Traveling Party Details 8





      MaleFemale









      Product Description

      Highlights

      Cycle the spectacular Otago Central Rail Trail, the oldest rail trail in the country and voted ‘New Zealand’s Favourite Ride’ for the past two years.. Ring along flat, traffic-free paths alongside some of the South Island’s most stunning scenery.. Begin your journey in Queenstown, an outdoor paradise set among the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand.. Experience firsthand the famous hospitality of New Zealanders on a trail built specifically to cater to cyclists.

      Overview

      It’s almost like New Zealand was made for cycling. This is a land known for its natural beauty, welcoming people and delicious wine, and this cycling trip just happens to take in the best of it. Kick things off in the outdoor paradise of Queenstown, then cycle the famous Central Otago Rail Trail through small gold-mining towns like Alexandra, Omakau, Wedderburn and Hyde. Meander through the open plains with pristine rivers, enjoy some proper South Island hospitality at local taverns, and rediscover the joy of pedalling through one of the most gorgeous areas in the entire country.



      Breakfast Included: 3

      Lunches Included:

      Dinner Included:

      Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail 1 Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail 2Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail 3Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail 4

       

       

      Trip Dates

      Start Date End Date Price Room Type Status
      19-NOV-2021 22-NOV-2021 From: AUD $1,245.00 N/A DG2 places left!
      03-DEC-2021 06-DEC-2021 From: AUD $1,210.00 N/A DGAvailable
      27-DEC-2021 30-DEC-2021 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      03-JAN-2022 06-JAN-2022 From: AUD $1,225.00 N/A DGAvailable
      21-JAN-2022 24-JAN-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      04-FEB-2022 07-FEB-2022 From: AUD $1,295.00 N/A DG2 places left!
      11-FEB-2022 14-FEB-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      18-FEB-2022 21-FEB-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      04-MAR-2022 07-MAR-2022 From: AUD $1,225.00 N/A DGAvailable
      25-MAR-2022 28-MAR-2022 From: AUD $1,260.00 N/A DGAvailable
      08-APR-2022 11-APR-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      20-MAY-2022 23-MAY-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      02-SEP-2022 05-SEP-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      16-SEP-2022 19-SEP-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      30-SEP-2022 03-OCT-2022 From: AUD $1,225.00 N/A DGAvailable
      07-OCT-2022 10-OCT-2022 From: AUD $1,225.00 N/A DGAvailable
      14-OCT-2022 17-OCT-2022 From: AUD $1,225.00 N/A DGAvailable
      28-OCT-2022 31-OCT-2022 From: AUD $1,225.00 N/A DGAvailable
      04-NOV-2022 07-NOV-2022 From: AUD $1,225.00 N/A DGAvailable
      11-NOV-2022 14-NOV-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      18-NOV-2022 21-NOV-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      25-NOV-2022 28-NOV-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      09-DEC-2022 12-DEC-2022 From: AUD $1,190.00 N/A DGAvailable
      16-DEC-2022 19-DEC-2022 From: AUD $1,225.00 N/A DGAvailable
      29-DEC-2022 01-JAN-2023 From: AUD $1,225.00 N/A DGAvailable



      Queenstown & Otago Rail Trail

      Kia-ora! Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand. If you have time before or after the tour in the country's adventure capital, there's simply no end to the line-up of optional activities including bungee-jumping, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, helicopter rides, jet boating and paragliding. There are also plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars to keep you entertained. This cycling trip kicks off with a pick-up at 8 am. After the meeting, you’ll jump in a private vehicle and follow the Kawarau River to nearby Clyde (85kms, approximately 1.5 hour), where you’ll be fitted with your bike to start your cycling adventure along the Otago Rail Trail, which has been voted NZ's ‘Favourite Ride’ for the past two years. The trail runs for 152 kilometres/95 miles in total and was originally used to transport supplies to and from the Gold Fields, then later to transport goods and livestock. It fell into disrepair but was refurbished into a rail trail at the start of the new millennium and is now arguably the best way to explore the area and contribute to the local economy. You'll begin by cycling past vineyards, over an old wooden trestle bridge and along the Clutha River Track for around 13 kilometres before arriving in Alexandra via the historic bridge. Take a short rest in this delightful gold rush-era town, then cycle toward Galloway Station and though Chatto Creek, up Tiger Hill then cruise downhill to your overnight accommodation in Omakau/ Ophir. Perhaps join the locals for dinner and a locally-brewed Dark Horse beer or cider at the renowned Commercial Hotel before settling in for a well-earned sleep. For those looking for a little more riding we highly recommend a side trip to Ophir (4kms/2miles return from Omakau). Once a thriving Goldfields hub, its well-preserved historical buildings and one of the last surviving suspension bridges in Central Otago (Dan O’Connell Bridge) are well worth the extra effort.

      Otago Rail Trail - Omakau to Wedderburn

      The highlight of today's cycle is the beautiful Poolburn Gorge section of the trail, which features two tunnels and two viaducts. You'll then ride through the Ida Valley farmlands, pedalling past Idaburn Dam, one of New Zealand's few outdoor curling sites, and visiting the Hayes Historic Engineering Works before stopping at Oturehua Tavern for lunch. After lunch, you'll continue north to the Golden Progress Mine and up to the highest point of the trail before stopping for the night at Wedderburn. In the evening, enjoy a traditional, farm-style meal at the Wedderburn Tavern (not included) and rest those legs.

      Otago Rail Trail - Wedderburn to Waipiata

      A short but good day today – just 23 kilometres in total – though it's mostly downhill from Wedderburn to Ranfurly, Otago's Art Deco capital. Enjoy morning tea and have a look around this small yet eclectic town, then cross the Maniototo Plains. Here you are further from the sea than elsewhere in New Zealand and it shows in the scenery and the near-empty roads - this is Lord of the Rings territory, and the flat plains give way to snow-capped mountains on the horizon. Finish your ride in Waipiata. Home to around 2000 diggers during the goldrush this once-bustling town has faded into a sleepy backwater perfect for simply relaxing, perhaps over a well-earned brew at the one pub in town. For those looking to extend today's cycling – and add a ‘real’ climb - there is the option to continue up to the historic Hamiltons Cemetery (approx. 18kms return), the perfect place to look out over the Maniototo. Alternatively you may wish to take an optional trip (by vehicle) to Naseby so you can try your hand at curling and take a look around the old gold mining town

      Otago Rail Trail - Waipiata to Middlemarch/Queenstown

      Today you'll cycle approximately 55 kilometres with stunning views of the Rock and Pillar Ranges. Starting your day riding alongside the Taieri River, the fourth-longest in New Zealand and one of today's highlights. Cross the historic Capburn Bridge and Price's Creek Viaduct and continue your way downhill, passing through more tunnels (including the famous Daisybank tunnel) then pausing at the Hyde Railway Disaster Memorial, which commemorates the fatal 1943 derailment of a passenger train. Enjoy a morning snack en route before arriving in Middlemarch and the end of the cycling part of your adventure. Take a while to grab lunch at one of the local eateries or load up at Maggies Ice Cream shop before transferring by vehicle (approx. 3 hrs) back to Queenstown, where your trip finishes on arrival.















      Not 100% what you're looking for?
      Get in touch for a customised version of this tour

      SPEAK TO OUR TRAVEL EXPERTS

      Phone:
      +61 8 9321 1259
      Email:
      sales@peregrinewa.com.au

      TRIP MAP

      TRIP OVERVIEW

      Trip Code: PHXC

      Group Size: 12

      Start: Queenstown

      End: Queenstown

      Duration: 4

      • Get Personalised Advice from WA's most Experienced Travel Agency
      • Flight Packages Available

      Not 100% what you're looking for?
      Get in touch for a customised version of this tour

      Please share your review!

      [testimonial_view id="2"]