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Discover Central Otago this Valentine's Day.

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Pick up your partner, significant other, or best mate and sample one of Central Otago’s fabulous trails this Valentine’s Day. Stop at a world-class vineyard or two along the way to create the perfect day. Why not make a weekend of it, and book a bed at one of our boutique offerings. The peace and quiet of Central Otago will be music to your ears. Only quieter.   

One day rides


  • Ride the Lake Dunstan Trail from Cromwell and enjoy one of Bannockburn's fine vineyards such as Carrick. Admire the picturesque views over a vino or two!


  • Hop onto the Roxburgh Gorge Trail and wind up at the Courthouse Café or Industry Lane Café in Alexandra.


  • Explore the Teviot Valley along the Clutha Gold Trail – pausing at Pinders Pond for a picnic, or at the historic Horseshoe Bend Bridge.



  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to stick to two-feet, rise early and stroll along the Earnscleugh Tailings Track.

Spoil yourself with an extended stay in Central Otago

If you’re looking for something a little longer (or to book for a romantic get way down the line), here are a few suggestions:

  • Romantic Getaway with Central Cycle Trail
    Cycle side by side Central Otago’s spectacular landscapes before settling in for a romantic escapade in a boutique lodge. Spend 5 days soaking up the beautiful Central Otago views, cuisine and hospitality. This is true romantic bliss.
  • The Otago Sojourn with Luxury Rail Trail Tours
    This 7-day luxury tour features the Otago Central Rail Trail, a trip to Dunedin and a boat cruise along the Clutha River (plus fabulous accommodation and meals).
  • Central Otago Wine & Trail Escape with Trail Journeys
    This 3-day tour includes a trip along the Otago Central Rail Trail; a tour around St Bathans; accommodation; e-bikes and more.

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