Central Otago Rail Trail Packages
We believe your Big Sky Bike Adventure should be as individual as you are, which is why our Central Otago Rail Trail packages are tailored to suit your needs.
Our bespoke Central Otago Rail Trail packages (pun intended) aren’t just free and fully itemised with no hidden charges, they’re created specifically to your wishlist by our fantastic team of local Rail Trail specialists - not mass-produced by robots with cookie cutters.
Whether you are biking as a pair, cycling in a pack or have one day or five to cycle the iconic Rail Trail, our experienced team has the local knowledge and know-how to bring your dream Central Otago Rail Trail package to life.
Let Us Design Your Perfect
Central Otago Rail Trail Experience
Simply tell us the size of your group, how many days you have, and whether your budget is crackers, caviar or somewhere in-between, and we’ll custom design the perfect Central Otago Rail Trail itinerary for you – absolutely free of charge!
From rail trail bike hire and accommodation, through to getting you on and off the trail, dinner bookings and everything in between, our team will work with you to create a bespoke Central Otago Rail Trail package that takes care of it all. So all you have to do is enjoy the stunning landscapes and big skies of Otago Central Rail Trail… and pedal a bit.
With plenty to see and do when you’re not cycling, our team can also ensure your Otago Central Rail Trail itinerary makes the most of your time off the trail. Whether your off-trail wish-list includes curling, night sky tours, haunted hotels, a whisky distillery or anything else you can think of, we have the contacts and the local knowledge to make it happen for you.
If you’re cycling the trail from end-to-end, your Otago Central Rail Trail tour can begin in either Middlemarch or Clyde, where our friendly team will meet you and get you on ‘on your bike’. If you’re flying into the area, we can start your Rail Trail bike package from Queenstown or Dunedin, and shuttle you to the rail head to begin your bike adventure.
So, regardless of whether you have one day to explore the trail or five, creating your dream Otago Central Rail Trail package is as easy as ‘on your bike’ with Big Sky Bike Adventures.
Which Central Otago Rail Trail Package Is Right For Me?
1 Day Rail Trail Package
Short on time but big on ambition? No problem! We can custom design an all-inclusive one-day Otago Central Rail Trail package to work with your availability and your budget.
Just let us know where you want to start from, where you want to end up and what you’d like to see in the middle and then sit back and let our travel guru’s do their thing.
Our one-day packages include bike hire, helmet, gel seat, pannier, bike light, and we-hope-you’ll-never-need-them repair kits (one for the bike and one for you), and transport to your start point (if required). Our one-day Central Otago Rail Trail packages start from as little as $68 per person.
3 Day Rail Trail Package
If you’re fit, used to spending hours on a bike and laugh at riding 50 kilometres a day, the three day itinerary will suit you down to the gravel.
You’ll spend two nights on the trail exploring the delights of Waipiata (pop. 22) and Lauder (pop. 12). A Waipiata highlight is a famous-in-New Zealand Waipiata gourmet pie, and in Lauder it’s the stunning night skies. Your three day Otago Central Rail Trail package starts from as little as $320pp (Budget), $370pp (Charming) or $450pp (Deluxe)*.
Note: Deluxe accommodation options not always applicable on three day itineraries.
4 Day Rail Trail Package
Four-days means you'll travel at a more relaxed pace. You'll still cover between 35 - 40 kilometres a day (around four hours cycling) but you'll have a bit more time to stop and explore.
You’ll spend three nights on the trail staying in Omakau (pop 250) or the nearby gold-mining hamlet of Ophir (pop. 50); Wedderburn (pop. 47. Allegedly) or the charming village of Naseby (pop. 100 and home to curling); and either Hyde (pop. 20) or Waipiata (pop. 22).
Four days gives you plenty of time to soak up the scenery, stop for a latte or two and generally be at one with your surroundings. Your four-day Otago Central Rail Trail package starts from as little as $390pp (Budget), $500pp (Charming) or $700pp (Deluxe)*.
5 Day Rail Rail Package
A five-day adventure will have you cycling around two and half to three and a half hours each day. Perfect for people looking for leisurely starts, relaxed rides and long lunches; and is recommended for families travelling with younger riders, and anyone re-introducing their rear to a bike seat after a long time apart.
You’ll spend four nights on the trail, staying in Omakau (pop. 250) or the nearby gold-mining hamlet of Ophir (pop. 50); Oturehua (pop. 60), Ranfurly (pop. 663) or Naseby (pop. 100 and the curling capital of NZ); and either Hyde (pop. 20) or Waipiata (pop. 22).
Your five day Otago Central Rail Trail package starts from as little as $490pp (Budget), $630pp (Charming) or $850pp (Deluxe)*.
As with all our experiences, we customise them to our customers. So get in touch and let's talk about how we can custom design your Central Otago Rail Trail experience.
What Do Our Rail Trail Packages Include?
We’re here to ensure your Otago Central Rail Trail experience is amazing from start to finish, and it all starts with creating your dream Otago Central Rail Trail package. We'll not only take care of every detail, we'll go the extra kilometre for you (literally!).
Your personalised Central Otago Rail Trail package includes bicycle or e-bike hire, complimentary gel seat, panniers, and a fully-itemised, fully-personalised Otago Central Rail Trail itinerary and map package.
This clear, day-by-day itinerary includes maps, all of your accommodation bookings, dinner reservations and a foraging guide, daily bag transfers, transport to and from the trail and off-trail experience bookings. It’ll even show you how far you'll cycle each day plus any highlights along the Trail to keep an eye out for.
Our packages also include 24/7 support. It’s all part of our exclusive Big Sky Promise which guarantees your Otago Central Rail Trail adventure with us will be hassle and worry free, so all you have to do is pedal.
Central Otago Rail Trail Package accommodation options
With Rail Trail accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements, our team will ensure your Otago Central Rail Trail package includes the ideal lodgings to relax in after a day's cycling - whether it’s budget, boutique or luxury you’re looking for.
From country camping and backpackers through to farm stays, charming pubs and luxury lodges, we can tailor your Otago Central Rail Trail itinerary to suit your needs. Let us know what you're looking for and one of our accommodation matchmakers will line up a short-list of Rail Trail accommodation options specially selected for your group size and budget. All you have to do is click the links and pick your perfect accommodation match. We call it love at first site...