New Zealand's original great ride.
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The Otago Central Rail Trail was the first of its kind. To be honest, a lot of people thought we were mad to put a cycle trail where the railway once was. But it seems to have caught the imagination, with everyone from those on a mission to do it as fast as they can, to those in no hurry at all. Until they’re feeling thirsty, at least. It’s allowed many of the small townships on the route to be re-energised, with cafes, restaurants and boutique accommodation springing up. And, of course, it’s breathed new life into our old pubs.