5 Day Lake Dunstan & Otago Rail Trail

Tour Code: GT007

After exploring the newly established Queenstown Cycle Trails, it’s time for a scenic and historic journey into the heart of Otago, offering 150 kilometres of changing landscapes, high country sheep stations, river gorges, tunnels and viaducts. At Ranfurly, try your hand at the sport of curling, before rounding off the journey in style aboard the Taieri Express, rated one of the world’s great rail trips.

   

Highlights

Ride the stunning new Lake Dunstan trail through the magnificent Cromwell Gorge. Enjoy easy riding in epic landscapes with big skies on the Otago Rail Trail. Go deep into history through tunnels, over bridges, along railways & riverside paths. Try your hand at curling in Naseby. Admire architectural gems in Clyde, Ophir, Ranfurly, Dunedin, Oamaru & beyond Enjoy a marine wildlife cruise on the Sootychaser in Otago Harbour. Savour delicious local wine & food, and stay in great accommodation Explore Oamaru’s atmospheric Victorian precinct and the Pacific Coast

Tour Route Map

Tour Detail

Ride through an array of spectacular southern landscapes on our fully guided and supported trip taking in both the Lake Dunstan Trail and Otago Central Rail Trail.

The adventure begins with a warm up ride alongside the shimmering waters of Lake Dunstan before we have the option to ride through the dramatic Cromwell Gorge on the new Lake Dunstan Trail.

Then you’re off on New Zealand’s first and most famous Great Ride. Following the old Otago Central railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch, this iconic, multi-day ride takes in grand landscapes, charming towns, country hospitality and rich history.

Our expert guides will show you the best trailside highlights such as heritage sites, architectural gems, and vineyards.

You’ll also enjoy delicious local food and drink, and friendly welcomes in accommodation full of character.

Inclusions

Meals as listed, guides and support vehicle, accommodation, train journey, DOC Fees and Otago Rail Trail passport. Please Note: a $100 peak holiday supplement, Christmas, New Year, Easter etc is added to tours with a public holiday.

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The Detail Stuff

Departure Dates:
07 Oct 2024-11 Oct 2024, 18 Nov 2024-22 Nov 2024, 09 Dec 2024-13 Dec 2024, 13 Jan 2025-17 Jan 2025, 10 Feb 2025-14 Feb 2025, 24 Feb 2025-28 Feb 2025, 09 Mar 2025-13 Mar 2025, 08 Apr 2025-12 Apr 2025, 21 Apr 2025-25 Apr 2025

Cost:$2695.00 NZD

No. of Days:5

Tour Type:,

Support Level:

Start:Queenstown

Finish:Christchurch

Kms Per Day:24-59

Grade:1 – Easy

Single Supplement:$495.00 NZD

Bike Hire:From $150

Meals:4B & 4D

Accommodation:4 Nights of 2-3 Star Twin Share with Shared bathrooms.