NZ Cycle Trails
Cycle over the stunning Poolburn Viaduct |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>

There are so many cycle trails to explore in Central Otago. Many are part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail network and are one of the best ways to discover NZ’s stunning landscapes, local hospitality and unique culture. Predominantly off-road, these purpose-built cycle trails are suited for people of all ages and abilities, from beginner and ‘rusty riders’ to experienced cyclists.

Along every track there are opportunities to stop and take in the uninterrupted views; views not accessible by any other form of transport. Part of the experience is also exploring remote townships and iconic landmarks along the way.

Plan a self-guided or guided cycle trail holiday with Trail Journeys on one of the trails below. Join them together for the ultimate Central Otago experience.


Central Otago Cycle Trails

Central Otago Trails |  <i>Trail Journeys</i>

Otago Central Rail Trail - Muttontown |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>


The trail delves deep into the heart of Central Otago as it winds its way through the vast rocky landscapes, spectacular gorges, railway tunnels, viaducts, and preserved gold mining settlements.

Roxburgh Gorge |  <i>Clutha Jet</i>


Nestled along the Clutha River, the Roxburgh Gorge Trail is a fantastic way to get a glimpse of Central Otago’s natural history, stunning landscapes and gold mining heritage.

Pinders Pond, Clutha Gold Trail |  <i>Kaye Wilson</i>


The 73km trail is undulating, flat and meandering following gentle riverside pathways and an old railway line. Riders are lead alongside the powerful and fast flowing Clutha/Mata-au River.

Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail |  <i>James Jubb</i>

Lake Dunstan Trail

The 55km Lake Dunstan Trail takes you from Smith’s Way, just out of Cromwell to Clyde along Lake Dunstan, the Kawarau River and the mighty Clutha/Mata-au River.  ...

Cyclists in front of Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Trails


Stretching between Queenstown, Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley, the trails offer a unique view of New Zealand’s stunning adventure capital, taking in old goldmining villages, suspension bridges, vineyards, pristine rivers and much more

Cycling the Tekapo Canals |  <i>Daniel Thour</i>


At 301km, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand’s longest continuous cycle trail, taking you from the base of the mighty Southern Alps to the coastal town of Oamaru ...

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