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Explore Our Beautiful Region

Explore Middlemarch

Jailhouse Cottage Accommodation is located right in the heart of historic Middlemarch. This beautiful hidden slice of Otago has many activities to explore right on our doorstep.

  • Cycle on the famous Otago Rail Trail (three bike shops are within walking distance of the cottage)
  • Visit Middlemarch Railway Station with its array of carriages and train engines
  • Stroll down to the Taieri River and fish for trout or just sit and watch the river flow
  • Take a tipple or dine at The Strath Taieri Hotel
  • Lunch at the Kissing Gate Café or just grab a scrumptious cake and coffee
  • Take a walk around the village, with many old buildings from a by-gone age.
  • Ramble on the many trails on the Rock and Pillar Ranges
  • Try your skill on the 9-hole golf course
  • Lawn bowling at Middlemarch Bowling Club
  • Visit the Strath Taieri Historical Museum
  • Visit Sutton Salt Lake - the only Salt Lake in New Zealand and is easy to walk around