A whole new world to discover
Cycle a path less travelled on a journey of discovery through Central Otago’s timeless, dramatic landscape. Absorb your senses in an intensely different world – at your pace.
Biking, Central Otago’s cycle trails guide you into a remote and magnificent heartland where a spiritual, untouched world sets you free.
Be enticed by the widescreen majesty of a shimmering landscape, reflecting the blazing heat of the midday sun, or lying frozen and still in the white chill of a winter’s morning. Embrace the breathtakingly rugged and vast undulating landscapes, proudly contrasting with the limitless blue of a brilliant sky.
OUR PLACE, YOUR PACE
Let your senses take you - moving through fragrant wildflowers, hearing the call of the Karearea (the native falcon) or marvelling at the carpet of golden tussocks laid down before you. Feel the soft, seductive warmth of a northwester and breathe in the purest, cleanest air. Immerse yourself in nature’s canvas of extraordinary beauty.
Meander through dappled sunlit glades flanked by the mighty Clutha Mata-au River and wonder at its power. Be still in stunning craggy, wedged gorges where sunlight skips off rocky sanctuaries and deep turquoise water discovers its own soulful path to the sea.
Delight in the seasonal changes that clothe the land and flora in distinctive, recurring patterns of vibrant, captivating colour. Admire the tapestry - barren, tawny hillsides reworked into gentle folds of fertile, green pastures.
yours to enjoy
CENTRAL OTAGO IS CRISS-CROSSED WITH TRAILS
Taking it slow, contemplate the peace and freedom of an endless, forever land and the stories it holds close.
Travel far-flung ancient trails forged and used by Maori and European pioneers. Explore the spirit of the gold mining days - the relics of sunken dredges, hand stacked tailings, the conquests and tragedies.
Chug along the track of a bygone railway line and through inky black tunnels – their solid austerity matched by the lives of men who whittled them from the harsh landscape with pick axes, sweat and blood.
A UNIQUE WORLD LIKE NO OTHER
Enjoy the adventure as you get to know the people and the places – and discover a little bit more of you. Ease back and chat with the friendly, hardy folk you meet along the way.
Indulge in local produce – lamb, beef or fresh summer fruit – cherries, apricots, peaches or apples. Savour the delights of a delicious artisan meal complemented by a glass of fine local wine.
Create memories and feel renewed on a forever journey through a land that stirs the soul like no other – Central Otago.