Off The Rails is a well established cycle tour company
specialising in premium cycle tours of the Otago Central Rail
Trail. Our wonderful Central Otago staff are the real stars of the
show. They offer our guests unparallelled hospitality and service -
nothing is too much bother for them. Over the years they have
brought hundreds of smiles to hundreds of faces.
Whether you are a couple, a family or a group of friends getting
together to tick the Otago Central Rail Trail off your bucket list,
our tours provide you with a one stop shop. Bikes, accommodation
and transport are all included in our tour price. We will pick you
up from Queenstown at the beginning of your tour and return you to
either Queenstown or the Taieri Gorge train to Dunedin at the end
of your tour. Our drivers all have a wealth of local knowledge,
which they will share with you each day.
Our guests love staying in the same accommodation each night.
This is a real point of difference when you travel with Off The
Rails. You can relax and enjoy the wonderful country hospitality of
our staff and the Maniototo area after your riding each day. Our
drivers will take you out to a different country hotel for a meal
each evening The curling at Naseby on the last evening of your stay
is a real highlight for our guests.
Our dedication to sustainable business practices in this unique
environment is paramount, as is working alongside the local
community. We invite you to read about the practical initiatives we
have taken, and continue to develop, in our Responsible Tourism
We are also an official Central Otago Brand user and a member of
the Rail Trail Operators Group, marking our involvement with the
Rail Trail's local tourism industry.
We are proudly a Qualmark accredited
business with an Endorsed Visitor Activity rating. This ensures
that you will be receiving first class service all of the time!
OFF THE RAILS is located in the heart of the Maniototo -
Ranfurly, Art Deco capital of the South Island and hub of the
Rail Trail. Ranfurly is the location for the company's two restored
heritage properties used for guests' accommodation and an Art Deco
commercial building to house our bikes and passenger transport.
Between us, we know the characters and quirks of Central Otago.
We know the best fishing spots, back roads and country pubs. We
love the Rail Trail's history, its landscape and its people.
Our passion is sharing it
with others - let us share it with you.