The most inland settlement in New Zealand, Garston has a population of 100 and is situated south of Lake Wakatipu. In an area famous for its trout fishing, recreational pursuits also include four-wheel-driving, farm tours, golf and tramping.
Home to the historic Naylor House, Garston has coffee, accommodation, a post office, primary school, an antique and honey shop, as well as public toilets.

The Garston Lodge Accommodation
The Garston Lodge Accommodation

The Garston Lodge (the old Garston Hotel) offers accommodation right next to the Cycle Trail.  You can also enjoy the peaceful surrounds and the world famous Mataura river, known for fantastic fly fishing. Guests here will feel cozy, comfortable and homely.  The huge lounge is set up to watch Netflix, read books, play board games […]

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Welcome Rock Trails
Welcome Rock Trails

Welcome Rock Trails, located 3 km east of Garston and the Around the Mountains Trail offers hiking, biking and accommodation set on a private high-country farm. Established in 1911 this family property is 1000m above sea level, nationally protected, remote, peaceful, rugged, and romantic. On-Farm Accommodation Options: Kit’s Crib (tiny home, opening October 2023) is […]

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Garston Stables and The Hunny Shop
Garston Stables and The Hunny Shop

Gallery treasures and honey – two hidden gems you will find in the remote village of Garston. Granted it’s not your usual combination for a business venture, but Tony and Bene are passionate about both endeavours. The Garston Stables gallery has a plethora of pieces, personally sourced from around the globe, including Rajasthan, Europe and […]

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The Coffee Bomb
The Coffee Bomb

The Coffee Bomb in Garston is New Zealand’s most inland food truck, serving the finest coffee, freshly roasted in Southland, and an array of fresh sandwiches, slices and cakes. A great little spot to stop on your Southland travels.

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So, what are you waiting for? It’s time!


A detailed look at the trail and all of the stops along the way.


Find everything you need for your adventure along the trail.


There are several stops along the way for supplies.


From camping to motel to luxury stays, find all you need here.


Prepare to pitch your tent amidst picturesque campsites.

Eat and drink

The fuel to keep you pedalling, we’ve got it covered.

Bike hire

The most important piece of equipment, hire available here.

Things to do

There is plenty to explore off the proverbial beaten track.

Tour operators

We partner with the best of the best and have everything covered.

Transport providers

Assistance with getting yourself from one point to another.