Rail Trail Travel Planner

We strive for excellence in delivering our customers responsive and quality Rail Tail planning, booking and organising services.


Client feedback:

Just a quick note to say thanks to both you and Rebecca for planning such a wonderful holiday for us. All the accommodation you organised for us was top notch.

I can't find enough words to say how wonderful the whole experience was. The scenery was certainly the star of the show and we made sure we had plenty of stops to take it all in. Once again, thank you so much.

Don't be surprised if you see us again sometime (will certainly sing your praises should we hear of others thinking of doing it).

Alison and Jeffrey Lindsay, Warkworth

Welcome to the Otago Rail Trail Planner

New for the 2017-2018 Season:

We now offer a self-drive option. Suited to those with the friend or family member that is unable to cycle the trail but does not want to miss the experience. The vehicle will also allow your group to explore the surrounding areas.

We can arrange vehicles with bike racks or trailers to transport your group along with their bikes.

Station Wagons with bike racks for up to four cycles.

Minibuses with room for bikes also with bike trailers for larger groups.

This can also be the option for budget travelers who wish to save the cost of daily bag transfers.

Vehicles can be collected or dropped off in Dunedin or Christchurch.


Rail Trail Planner is an independent tourism business that provides you with the planning, booking and organising services for guided tours of the Otago Central Rail Trail.

Having provided tours for visitors since 2006 we take pride in making your Rail Trail biking experience relaxing and enjoyable.

We specialise in catering for groups of between 4 and 20 people who require full backup and guiding to include off the trail side-trips. Our tours are customised to meet your group requirements but usually follow the format outlined in our Standard and Super Comfort Rail Trail packages.

Otago Rail Trail Planner itinerary planning sheet

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Enjoy using our website; it will help you plan and book a special holiday experience. The Rail Trail passes through a unique and beautiful part of New Zealand. We appreciate having the opportunity of helping you make the most of your Otago Central Rail Trail adventure.

Last updated 8 March 2016

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