Author(s): Gerald Cunningham
A fully up-to-date guide to one of New Zealand most popular scenic and historic routes for trampers and cyclists, the Otago Central Rail Trail. The Otago Central Rail Trail is a hike and bike trail that follows the old railway line built through Central Otago in the late 19th century, at a time when bridges and viaducts were constructed in hand-shaped stone. The trail is 150 km long and has been developed for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. This guide divides the trail into 12 easy-to-complete sections, and includes all sorts of information on: how to get there -- length and approximate times -- interesting features along the way -- guide to plants and birdlife -- history of the trail -- local knowledge on all the good spots to stop -- places to stay on the way.