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Central Otago Transport & Shuttles

Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge & Clutha Gold Trails


We have a number of transfer and shuttle options throughout Central Otago to help you and your bikes get to where they need to be. Select from scheduled times and destinations below or talk to us about booking a private group shuttle.

Note: The Taieri Gorge train is no longer operating. We have a regular shuttle running to and from Dunedin in place of the train.

There is a regular door-to-door shuttle 3 times per day (as required) to and from Queenstown and the airport. Travellers can either start their cycling upon arrival at our depot, or be taken to their accommodation in Clyde or Alexandra. 

  • Departs Queenstown    7:45am   
  • Departs Clyde               2:30pm
  • Departs Clyde               5:00pm

Our recommendation is to arrive the day prior to cycling, get fitted on your bike, enjoy some terrific local hospitality, and start your ride at your leisure the next morning. 

 

Transfer services BETWEEN DUNEDIN & MIDDLEMARCH

There is a regular door-to-door shuttle 2 times per day (as required) to and from Dunedin and Middlemarch including the airport.

  • Departs Dunedin                 8:00am
  • Departs Middlemarch                 2:00pm

For those wishing to travel between drop-off points on the Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold.

  • o  Clyde to/from Middlemarch
    This leaves Clyde at 9:00am and departs from Middlemarch at 2:30pm to meet with the 5:00pm transfer from Clyde to Queenstown.

    o  Lawrence to/from Clyde
    This service leaves Clyde at 12:30pm and departs Lawrence at 2:30pm. This allows time to be back at our Clyde depot to coordinate with the 5:00pm transfer to Queenstown.


For those wishing to travel between Queenstown and our depot at the Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell.


  •            Departs Queenstown    7:45am   

  • Note: The first section of the trail from Smith's Way to the Cromwell Heritage Precinct is now open. The full trail is expected to open mid 2021.

    Between Doctors Point (12 kms from Alexandra) and Shingle Creek (12kms from Roxburgh) there is a 13 km stretch of river where a jet boat transfer is required.

    Trail Journeys can book you and your bike on the jet boat transfer and tour through this spectacular scenery. The trips start from a jetty at either Doctors Point or Shingle Creek and offers a unique opportunity to explore these isolated reaches of the Mighty Clutha Mata-Au River.

    Prices: 

    • $125.00 including standard or electric bike 
    • $70.00 children 6-14 years 
    • Under 5 years free


    Pricing

    Pricing starts at $50.00 per person. There is a sliding scale for pricing on the Clyde to Queenstown, Middlemarch, Dunedin and Lawrence services, and different prices for sectors on the Lawrence and Middlemarch shuttles.


    How to book your shuttle

    • Choose your time and destination from the list above

    • Fill out the booking form below or call our team in advance to secure your spot (up to 24 hours before - subject to available seats)

    Self-Guided Packages

    Most self-guided packages include shuttles with a minimum of 2 travellers. Contact us about adding extra shuttles.

    Large Groups

    Talk to us about running a private shuttle at a time that suits you.

    Book your shuttle here

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