HYDE

Hyde is a very small locality 30kmís from Middlemarch in central Otago. The township met the Bustout criteria, and the Hyde Hotel is a classic pub.

Along with the other towns on state highway 87, Hyde is also benefiting from the Central Otago Cycle Track.

Hyde is best known as the site of the Hyde railway disaster of 4 June 1943, in which 21 people were killed when an express train on the Otago Central Railway derailed at high speed in a cutting near the town.

The site of the Hyde disaster can now be walked as part of the Rail Trail and a monument, a 2.5 m high stands as a memorial to the victims. (not shown)

Hyde also has a War Memorial and an historic church.

Hyde is a really nice spot and definitely deserves more than just a quick stop or pass through.

 

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course