Experience the Central Otago wilderness by making the charming town of Middlemarch your local base for hiking, biking and river fishing.
Middlemarch is the site of the railhead for the old Central Otago railway line. You can travel there from Dunedin by train through the picturesque Taieri Gorge, then hire a bicycle and ride along the Otago Central Rail Trail all the way to Clyde, enjoying excellent hospitality along the way.
Cycle hire is available from Cycle Surgery and Trail Journeys. Stay a few days in Middlemarch and you can walk in the stunning schist landscape, fish for trout, have a beer in the last remaining pub the Strath Taieri Hotel, visit a farm, dine on gourmet food or just unwind and enjoy the generous hospitality of the locals who love to share their country interests.
This hardworking and entrepreneurial group of people welcomes visitors to their vibrant community events all year round. Weekend packages including train and accommodation are now available.