Some Of Our Favourite Links


The Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust

The Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust The Trust was formalised in 1994 as an independent body to seek, receive and administer donations to initially support the Otago Central Rail Trail project but latterly, to fund enhancements to the Rail Trail experience.

Trustees receive no fees or expenses.


Visit Website: www.otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz

Taieri Gorge Railway - One of the world's great train trips.

Taieri Gorge Railway - One of the world's great train trips. The Taieri Gorge Railway train trip is Dunedin's prestige tourist train operating from the historic Railway Station.

Departing daily (except Christmas day) it takes you on a journey through the rugged and spectacular Taieri River Gorge, across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago.

With full commentary, photographic stops and on board refreshments the train offers year round, all-weather entertainment.

You can make the return journey to Pukerangi, or Middlemarch, or use the train as the one leg of your journey to or from Queenstown and Central Otago on the connecting 'Track & Trail' coach..

Visit Website: www.taieri.co.nz

Elm Wildlife Tours

NZ's finest wildlife tour.  Rated NZ's best family leisure activity.

Visit Website: www.elmwildlifetours.co.nz

Monarch Wildlife Cruise

A world class wildlife cruise located on the Otago harbour.

Visit Website: www.wildlife.co.nz

Cadbury World - Chocolate Factory tour

Dunedin's sweetest attraction. Enter the wonderful world of chocolate and take a tour of the extraordinary and see the largest chocolate "waterfall" ever made.

Visit Website: www.cadburyworld.co.nz

Speights Brewery

NZ's most iconic beer & NZ's finest beer tour. What a combination!

Take this unique 90 minute tour and learn a whole lot more about beer than you ever thought possible.

Interesting and informative. Tastings are even provided at the tours conclusion of the full range of beers produced. Mmmmmm.... Not to be missed.

Visit Website: www.speights.co.nz

Otago University

Otago University is NZ's oldest (circa 1869) and most prestigious university.

Visit their website and see just what makes this place such an icon among NZ  educational institutions.

Visit Website: www.otago.ac.nz

Shoosh Cycles

 Shoosh Cycles was established in 2007 by Dunedin's best cycle mechanic Jonathan Sarginson - "Sarge".

Sarge is the cycle mechanic for Otago Cycle Hire and he ensures our bikes are fluffed and ready to go so they run like a Swiss Clock and there are no hassles. 

A straight shooter Sarge will give you an open and honest appraisal of what your bike needs as far as repairs go. No BS.

If it needs a whole heap spending he will tell you and if only needs minor work he will also tell you so you know what you are up for before the job starts.

If it can't be fixed, no point wasting time and money Sarge will let you know.

Also no job is too big or too small. 

Shoosh Cycles is currently located at 247 Cumberland Street, Dunedin but is about to shift to an all new, purpose renovated, drive through Bike shop in Late January/Early February 2010. Watch this space!

Final piece of advice when you front up ask for Sarge and when you leave say "Thanks Noel" (this will leave him wondering how on earth you knew what he calls everyone) - Oh and his favourite number is 8.

Visit Website: www.shooshcycles.co.nz

Otago Central Rail Trail Duathlon

Otago Central Rail Trail Duathlon Each year since February 2000, on the last weekend of February, the annual 150km Otago Central Rail Trail Duathlon is held.

The event is organised and managed by the Combined Lions Clubs of Central Otago who hold a licence from DOC.
The OCRT Duathlon is a non-profit event with all officials working in a voluntary capacity. 

Profits from each years event is committed through the Combined Central Otago Lions Clubs to projects associated with the Otago Central Rail Trail, to maintain, develop and promote this unique recreational facility.

The Otago Central Rail Trail Trust and Department of Conservation in Otago also support the event.

Visit Website: www.railtrailduathlon.co.nz

The Castle Cruiser

Dunedin's best tour to Larnach Castle.

Visit Website: www.castlecruiser.co.nz

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