1 Day Tour - Taste the Trail - ex DunedinBack

Start in Dunedin

A great day trip from Dunedin travelling through the Strath Taieri and Maniototo areas to Ranfurly in our modern shuttle, cycling one of the most beautiful parts of the Otago Central Rail Trail between Daisybank and Hyde and enjoying the scenic splendour of the Taieri Gorge Railway trip home. We organise everything for you bike rental, transport, morning tea and packed lunch. Plenty of chances for photos and being tempted by the local cafes and hotels along the trail.

Fun for all ages

You will cycle on the rail trail where there are no vehicles and no real hills, making this safe and enjoyable for people of all ages and experience. A great family experience as the trail is suited to all ages and the safe vehicle free environment adds to the enjoyment.

Scenic beauty

The day tour from Dunedin travels on one of our comfortable shuttles through a very picturesque part of the Trail in the expansive Strath Taieri Valley. You start at the old Ranfurly railway station, now the Information Centre, pass through the old mining town of Waipiata and enjoy the lovely section between Daisybank and Hyde running alongside the Taieri river with two bridges and a tunnel to provide added interest.

Southern Hospitality

As well as the snacks and packed lunch we provide, you can enjoy the real southern hospitality and outstanding food served by the hostelries you will pass. The friendly staff will be only too pleased to share their part of paradise and answer your questions on the special features of the area.

Inclusions on this package are:

All transport arrangements from Dunedin and back and everything in between

Bike Hire: including helmet, carrier bag, repair kit and pump. Choose a mountain or comfort Hybrid Bike.

Snacks for on the trail and a packaged lunch.

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Prices and Dates

Available: Monday – Thursday and Saturdays and Sundays (November to April)

Contact our experienced staff at info@trailjourneys.co.nz  or Freephone 0800-724-587 for a price for this tour.

 (We have variable pricing depending on numbers for this package)


I thoroughly enjoyed the trail and would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved in organising, booking, hosting, servicing the bikes and baking the muffins. Special thanks to our guide for his fantastic service, always with a smile and his jovial charming stories. I would also like to say how good the lunch stops were. I will happily recommend your company and give it a 5-star rating for all elements and 5-star plus for fun. EM SAUNDERS – UK


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