AttractionsDiscover Middlemarch

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The Hobbit Film Locations

Rock and Pillar Range - Dale Hills
Seen upon the approach to Dale in The Hobbitweb
Strath Taieri
Featuring our famous skiesWeb
On location
Here is a video of Peter Jackson filming in MiddlemarchYouTube


Middlemarch Golf Course
Country Golf at its best - Specialist 9 hole courseWeb
Strath Taieri Rugby Football Club
2013 Dunedin Club Champions based in MiddlemarchFixtures
Middlemarch Bowling Club
Contact: Nola Tisdall464 3883
Strath Taieri Collie Club
Dog trialling is popular in Central OtagoWeb
Middlemarch Swimming Pool
Open from Labour Weekend to EasterWeb
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Taieri Gorge Train Get the train from Dunedin for the weekend

Daily to Pukerangi

Train and Bike
Get the train to Pukerangi then bike to MiddlemarchWeb
Bring your Camera
Check out the Taieri Gorge by rail Web

Middlemarch: Fri & Sun in Summer

Stay for the weekend
Come over from Dunedin for the weekendWeb
Stay for a week
Arrive Sunday, go home Friday.Web
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Otago Central Rail Trail Middlemarch to Clyde

The Rail Trail

Opened in 2000
After the train line closed in 1990.
150k of Track
Stretching from Middlemarch to Clyde
Last Branch Line
The Railway to Clyde was the last branch line operated in NZ
68 bridges
Between Middlemarch and Clyde


Allow four days to complete the trail
Allow ten days to complete the trail
Horse Riding
Allow four days to complete the trail
What to bring
Sunscreen, camera, water, torch and toilet paper!
More info
Visit the official Rail Trail website Otago Central Rail Trail