Walkers on the historic Poolburn Viaduct.
Follow the former Otago Central Branch Railway 150km through traditional New Zealand farming communities and old gold mining towns.
The Middlemarch end of the trail is accessible by car from Dunedin (about 1 hour 30 minutes) or on the Taieri Gorge Railway.
The Clyde end starts beside State Highway 8, about 1km east of Clyde.
The trail is also accessible by road at many points.
The rich cultural history of the rail trail.
Find out about the conservation work being carried out on the rail trail.
Get a list of useful resources including publications and website links.
New Zealand's original great ride. The Otago Central Rail Trail is one of a network of special cycle trails throughout New Zealand. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can follow the former Otago Central Branch railway line for 150 kilometres from Middlemarch to Clyde.
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