OTAGO CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL

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The Old Clyde Bank

31 Sunderland Street, Clyde

Located next to Central Cycle Trail Co. in the Clyde Historic Precinct in the old BNZ Bank building. Great food and great coffee.

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Dunstan House Café  

29 Sunderland Street, Clyde

A beautifully restored Dunstan House is home to this wonderful café. All the classics and great coffee too.

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The Merchant of Clyde Café

34 Sunderland Street, Clyde

Part of the Olivers establishment for counter and menu café food.

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Olivers Restaurant

34 Sunderland Street, Clyde

Fresh, clean flavours are the hallmark of cuisine at award-winning Olivers Restaurant, led by head chef James Waite, featuring superb local produce and where a "level of uniqueness'' is providing diners with a memorable experience.

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Industry Lane Eatery

51c Russell Street, Alexandra

Perfectly placed right next to the Rail Trail as you ride into 'Alex". From Allpress coffee to big portioned kiwi cafe classica. A Rail Trail fav that the kids will love too. Loads of choice.

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Chatto Creek Tavern

1544 Omakau-Chatto Creek Road, Chatto Creek

Experience genuine southern hospitality at the Historic Chatto Creek Tavern Est. 1886. The 18" thick Schist stone allows it to be cool in summer and warm in the winter. With friendly service, Chatto Creek Tavern is an ideal lunch stop on the Rail Trail; lie in the hammocks, talk to the donkeys and enjoy lunch before taking on Tiger Hill. 

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Pitches Store       

45 Swindon Street, Ophir 

Built in 1883 as a General Store for John Pitches in Ophir, the schist stone building has been carefully restored to create the unique ambience that is Pitches Store's boutique accommodation and dining. Take time off from the Rail Trail for a coffee, tea or any other beverage of your choice. Try the home baking or enjoy lunch or dinner from the seasonal, regionally-inspired menu. Pitches Store Cafe and Restaurant promises a truly memorable architectural and culinary experience.

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Hannah’s Café at Hayes Engineering

39 Hayes Road, RD 2, Oturehua

Enjoy a leisurely lunch in the shade in the spacious grounds (or in the parlour). Re-fuel with the delicious Hayes espresso coffee and browse the unique merchandise in the shop before checking out the property.

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The Royal Hotel      

1 Earne Street, Naseby

Sit back and relax on the large, open-air deck, enjoying a drink and dine while enjoying the town's ambiance. The menu contains a wide variety, from snacks to main dishes. Pizza is a specialty.

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Maniototo Café        

1 Pery Street, Ranfurly

Maniototo Café is conveniently situated opposite the Ranfurly I-Site, on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Choices include freshly-made salads, sandwiches and smoothies. Sweet treats on offer are baked on site daily, and include a range of muffins, scones, slices and cakes. They cater to nearly all dietary requirements, and some choices are gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free.

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Waipiata Country Hotel

RD3/29 Main Street, Waipiata

This tastefully refurbished historic hotel features country bar, bistro & formal dining room, outside fireplace, huge sundeck, and private guest lounge.

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The Kissing Gate Café

2 Swansea Street, Middlemarch

The wonderful thing about the Kissing Gate Café is that food prepared by locals lives up to the promise of the restored wooden pioneer era cottage. Staff are more than happy to share their knowledge of Middlemarch history and attractions. Fresh ingredients, many sourced locally, are the order of the day.

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The Moorings        

15-23 Perriam Place, Mount Pisa

Moorings Restaurant offers modern cuisine set among stunning Central Otago scenery. Grab a bite at the stylish cafe & wine bar or enjoy a la carte dining with award-winning local wines in the restaurant. A large outdoor open fire and indoor gas fire make it the perfect setting for a romantic getaway or dinner with friends and family. Moorings Restaurant offers a children’s menu and caters to special dietary requirements.

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Armando’s Kitchen

71 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell

Armando's Kitchen is all about real, family food from local sources. Overlooking Lake Dunstan in the Old Cromwell Precinct, enjoy Italian food with stunning views. Armando's Kitchen is proud of its food and culture and sharing it with diners.

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Carrick Winery

247 Cairnmuir Road, Bannockburn

Named after the Carrick Range, the wines here are estate-grown, wild fermented and certified organic. There is a diverse range of styles with a focus on quality and small-batches. The changing menu is designed to showcase seasonal local produce and the best game, seafood, summer fruit, and organic vegetables on our doorstep in the southern-most wine-growing region in the world.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Three days in late April on the Central Otago Rail Trail was an amazing experience. Breath-taking scenery complimented by the autumn colours. Weather was cool but dry and perfect for the riding conditions. Character field towns and bars to stop on the way serving quality food and friendly service. All made really easy booking through Cycle Surgery who arranged everything - booked our accommodations, evening meals, luggage transport and provided bikes which were of a high quality. Nothing was ever too much for Dave, Pip and the team. Looking forward to my next rail trail ride with Cycle Surgery.

Avi M, May 2019

We cycled the Otago Rail Trail over 5 days in April. Cycle Surgery planned and organized everything for us - bike hire, accommodation, bag transfers, shuttle transfers, and evening meal bookings. They made everything so easy. Bikes were great to ride, accommodation was lovely and comfortable and we enjoyed the variety of evening meal bookings. All the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and provided top notch service. We would highly recommend Cycle Surgery for planning a trip on the ORT.

Adams_BLES, May 2019

Central Cycle Trails Co. helped us plan our 5 day cycle on the Otago Rail Trail. All our accommodation, bag transfers (we used our own bikes) and shuttle return to our car went like clockwork. Pip and Dave made this easy and enjoyable. Will use them again for our next ride on the Clutha Gold Trail.

GeoffSandy09, April 19

Central Cycle Trail Co. arranged our 5 day ride on the OCRT and everything went totally as planned. The bikes were well maintained and very solid. My spouse had an e-bike and it was faultless. I might try one on the next long ride! All of the accommodation and transfers were seamless. All of the accommodation was first rate with all of the hosts will to go the extra mile for us. The Taleri Gorge rail trip that transferred us on to Dunedin was a fitting way of finishing such a great vacation. Thanks Pip for making the trip so memorable.

IanTP, April 2019

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