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Big Sky Cottage is an ideal base for an active or a wonderfully lazy holiday.

If you are here for the Otago Central Rail Trail, the trail is right outside the door.

If you are not here to conquer the Rail Trail, pass your days on the cool veranda in summer or by the roaring log fire in winter with a good book and a glass of local Otago wine.  Enoy the peace and tranquility as you watch the rail trailers go by.

Big Sky Cottage is situated overlooking the Otago Central Rail Trail at Lauder on one of the most interesting sections of the trail.

The Manuherekia Bridge is only a 10 minute ride or 25 minute walk from Big Sky Cottage. The Poolburn Gorge and tunnels are only a short ride beyond the bridge and takes you through to the magnificent, sweeping Ida Valley.

See the following links for more details of the trail:

Central Otago Rail Trail site

Otago Rail Trail Site