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Otago

The Otago region is made up of:  Central Otago District, Clutha District, Dunedin City,  Queenstown-Lakes District, and Waitaki District.

Dunedin City


Brighton Beach


Island Park Reserve 


On Brighton Rd heading away from Dunedin, a short distance past the Island Park Golf Course, a bridge crosses the Kaikorai Estuary. On the left of the bridge a small carpark sheltered by gum trees gives access to a path leading along the sand dunes to the beach. At low tide the vast expanse of sand makes a perfect surface for trotting horses in harness, recreational horse riders, and dog walking.


Tomahawk Beach


Most recently making the news for the shooting of the new Lloyds Bank UK advert, with a herd of 'black' horses galloping down the beach. 

Accessed from Tomahawk Rd, 

 



Mosgiel


Friends Hill


No permit or registration required       
40 minutes up hill, 25 minutes downhill   

Travels from the end of Puddle Alley, Mosgiel up to Halfway Bush Road, Three Mile Hill, Dunedin (or down the other way depending upon which way you go). Open gates, generally no vehicular access, share with mountain bikes and occasional illegal off-road trail biker.

Trails and Terrain


Good uphill (or downhill) ride.  Steep terrain, clay trails, Farmland, well marked trails    slippery \ boggy in wet weather, shared with cycle riders, shared with trailbikes   

Good phone coverage   
No formal parking available.  Park along the road where you can.           



Long Beach, Purakaunui


23km north of Dunedin

Small settlement with country road riding, and Long Beach