4 Day Otago's Rail & Cycle Trail

4 Day Otago's Rail & Cycle Trail

Enjoy the scenic splendour of the Taieri Gorge Railway and cycling one of the most scenic parts of the famous Otago Central Rail Trail as well as experiencing the wild beauty of this part of New Zealand on horseback with this 4 day itinerary.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 4 Day Otago's Rail & Cycle Trail
From: Dunedin to Dunedin
Valid: Jan 2019 - March 2020
Price: From (NZD) $1061 per person
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: SBDUD4A

Inclusions

3 nights superior hotel accommodation at the Scenic Dunedin City Hotel
4 days rental of 1.8L Toyota Corolla or similar (other car categories available on request)
GPS Navigation unit
Unlimited kms and vehicle insurance (excess applies)
1 day ‘Taste the Trail’ cycle ride of the Otago Central Rail Trail including all transportation, bike & helmet hire and lunch at the Hyde Cafe
Ride the world famous Taieri Gorge Railway
Scenic horse trek at Hare Hills Farm

Conditions

Prices are per person based on twin-share, and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel January 2018 – March 2020. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Dunedin

Welcome to Dunedin! After clearing customs and immigration, collect your rental car and make your way to your central city hotel. After checking in and getting yourself settled, turn your roving eye outside. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy the local sights.

Dunedin is often referred to as the ‘Edinburgh of the South.’ It is a university city of Scottish heritage that possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine architecture and world-famous wildlife reserves.

This vibrant, architecturally splendid city is framed by a magnificent harbour. There is plenty of sightseeing attractions and tours to choose from including wildlife tours as well as cruises, visits to historic stately homes and gardens, museums or galleries, golf, brewery and chocolate factory tours, to name a few!

Day 2
Otago Rail Trail

Enjoy the scenic splendour of the Taieri Gorge Railway and cycling one of the most scenic parts of the famous Otago Central Rail Trail on this fun day out.

The tour commences with a shuttle ride to the unique Maniototo District from where you set off on your custom built bike to experience 30 km of cycling with a slight downhill gradient.

The highlights include the lovely trail section between Daisybank and Hyde, with the Taieri River close by, Capburn and Prices Creek bridges followed by the last tunnel. It’s a very special part of the trail.

You finish the cycling leg of your day at the Historic Hyde Hotel, where there is a superb character café and bar available for you to sit and reflect on your journey. You will then be picked up by bus and taken to Pukerangi where you will meet the fantastic Taieri Gorge Excursion Train for the 2 hour journey back to Dunedin.

Day 3
Dunedin

This morning, visit Hare Hills for a scenic horse trek. Hare Hills is a 60 acre farm located in Deborah Bay on the north side of the Otago Harbour, close to Port Chalmers and just a 20 minute drive from the city.

On your 1-2 hour scenic horse trek, you’ll take a leisurely circuit through farmland and plantation whilst admiring the stunning harbour views from horseback. This is the perfect trek for both beginners and those with a little more riding experience.

This afternoon is free for further exploration.

Day 4
Dunedin

At leisure today for some last minute activities before returning your car and departing for your next destination.

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