Central Otago is at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand – best access is via Dunedin, but easily found on a South Island Tour.
It is a rich historic gold mining area which used to have a train connecting its small communities. The train tracks have long since gone, replaced with one of the best cycling trails in New Zealand – The Otago Rail Trail.
The Otago Rail Trail is literally a cycle from pub to pub – in a huge high country landscape, it should be on any ones bucket list – even if you just cycle a small section of the trail. This is what I did recently and combined the trip with Curling – a scottish stone throwing on ice tradition, and a four wheel drive tour. I have also done the whole trail with a group of friends. Follow the link below for more stories
If you are planning to visit New Zealand Spend some time in Central Otago!