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 complimentary 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 Policy.
Upon receipt of payment your order will be packed and posted either the same day, or at latest the next working day.
Paypal and credit cards are processed almost immediately, while bank transfers can take 24-48 hours.
In general we find that deliveries to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane metro and VIC regional are made within 1-3 working days. NSW, SA, TAS, ACT and NT take 2-5 working days. Regional QLD, WA and other remote areas will take 5-7 working days.
Please note these are only expected deliveries times and occasionally delays may occur.
We use Australia Post for all of our deliveries except for Bulky Items. For bulky items we use Direct Freight Couriers.
COMBINED POSTAGE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVERAL ITEMS
Our internal shipping charge calculator will tell you the cost of your postage prior to your checkout. In most cases buying more than 1 item will result in cost savings to you.
- Small items up to 500g cost around $7 postage. Depending on the weight and size you will get 2 sometimes 3 small items posted for this amount.
- Most larger items post for about $12 and you will generally be able to add 1-3 small items at no extra charge
- Once you purchase products over 3 kg in weight there is generally, only a small amount of extra postage charged
COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR BULKY ITEMS
You can add smaller items together with bulky items and there will generally be no or a small added postage cost. Ordering items such as 2 bike cases may not result in any savings due to their volume. Ordering mid-size items like two fluid trainers together will result in very good savings though. You will get your quote for shipping costs before you checkout.
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We now ship to New Zealand. For further details please visit our International page here.
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Being on a tour your leader will normally supply all necessary cycling accessories for the trip. They will also advise or sometimes supply some cycling clothes.
A basic checklist comprises:
Spare bike tubes