Otago Rail Trail

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December 15th 2012
Published: December 4th 2013
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Rugby rivalries aside, I've always loved travelling in New Zealand. For such a small country, it packs a lot of punch and a massive "wow" factor from a scenery standpoint. So it was with a lot of excitement that I grabbed an opportunity to cycle the historic Otago Rail Trail with World Expeditions/Adventure South. We did the special family itinerary which included a lot of fun activities enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The cycling was fantastic and really safe for the kids - we didn't want the trip to end.

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Lake TekapoLake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo

Cycling a section of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail
cruising alongcruising along
cruising along

great views of Mount Cook and the Southern Alps
historic Dunstan House hotelhistoric Dunstan House hotel
historic Dunstan House hotel

our 1st night's accommodation
historic house in Clydehistoric house in Clyde
historic house in Clyde

The Otago Rail Trail passes through many old gold mining towns
Raring to goRaring to go
Raring to go

Start of the 150km Otago Rail Trail in Clyde
rail tunnelrail tunnel
rail tunnel

had to use your head torch or risk crashing into the wall!
Otago Central Rail Trail PassportOtago Central Rail Trail Passport
Otago Central Rail Trail Passport

We all got one of these passports, and the kids got a kick out of collecting the stamps along the way - a great souvenir
recharging after a long riderecharging after a long ride
recharging after a long ride

no chance of going hungry with the massive burger stack at the Oturehua Pub

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