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The township of Middlemarch is the service centre for the region. Here you will find a 24-hour card fuel tank, ATM machine, postal agency, Internet access, motor home waste disposal and the Middlemarch Transfer Station.

In Hyde, fuel is available 24-hours from card operated fuel pumps at Cook's Transport yards. EFTPOS, credit and BP cards.

ATM Machine

An ATM machine is available at the Strath Taieri Hotel during opening hours.


If you are a camper coming to Dunedin/Middlemarch area, this page will tell you all you need to know before you get here. See also Motorhome Waste Disposal in Middlemarch further down this page.

Cemetery Administration

  • Middlemarch: Dunedin City Council, ph 477 4000
  • Hyde: Martin Cameron, ph 444 4705
  • Hindon: Dunedin City Council, ph 477 4000


  • Anglican: St Chads, Middlemarch. Contact: Warwick Holden,
    ph 464 3483
  • Catholic: St Paul's Middlemarch. Contact: Grattan O'Connell,
    ph 464 3334 or 027 309 0155
  • Presbyterian: St John's, Middlemarch. Contact: Karen & Sam Dunn,
    ph 464 3176

Community Halls

  • Strath Taieri Community Centre. Contact: John Carruthers, ph 464 3484. Bookings: Carol McKenzie, ph 464 3227
  • Hyde Hall. Contact: Matt Kinney, ph 444 4700
  • Hindon Hall. Contact: Mike Cowie, ph 489 1497


Fuel is available 24-hours from card operated fuel pumps at Trail Journeys depot on Swansea St (SH87), Middlemarch. EFTPOS only.

In Hyde, fuel is available at Cook Transport.


The Gym is located at Sports Pavillion in the showgrounds off Brown’s Road, Middlemarch. A wide range of equipment is available. It's open all year round but is sometimes booked for organised groups. The cost is $10 per person, per da, which includes a $5 bond, refundable on return of key. Otherwise, $20 per month.

Keys are available from Maggies shop, or from Beryl Marshall phone 03 4643091 or 027 338 5332.

Internet Access

Internet access is available through wi-fi at the Kissing Gate Café.

Middlemarch Recycling Depot

Middlemarch now has a recycling depot located at the back of the Kissing Gate Café car park at 5 South Road (SH87). The depot will be open 24 hours a day. See also Dunedin City Council's recycling information page and while there download Middlemarch Recycling Dropoff Facility (PDF).

Motor home waste disposal

On Browns Rd, just up from the Community Centre.

A private disposal unit is located at Middlemarch Holiday Park, 26 Mold Street, Middlemarch.

Postal Service

The Middlemarch Postal Agency is located on Swansea St (SH87, Middlemarch, opposite Trail Journeys depot and the fuel outlet. Open 9am-12.00 noon weekdays and Friday 4-5pm.The Middlemarch Postal Agency is also a Dunedin City Council Service Agency.

Public Toilets

Pukerangi, Strath Taieri Community Centre and Middlemarch Railway Station. Also along the Otago Central Rail Trail as per the official map.

Recreation and Sports Clubs

Bowling Club. Contact: Nola Tisdall, ph 464 3883

Strath Taieri Collie Club. Contact: Brent McKenziel, ph 464 3007

Deep Stream/Taieri Collie Club. Contact: Gavin Nichol, ph 464 3699

Middlemarch Golf Club. Club Room: ph 464 3867 Rob Sutton 489 2226

Strath Taieri Community Library. Contact: Marion Wilson, ph 464 3841

Strath Taieri Pony Club. Contact: Lynnore Templeton, ph 464 3005

Strath Taieri Rugby Football Club. Contact Larry Langley, ph 464 3361

Middlemarch Swimming Club. Contact: Steph Macaulay, ph 464 3366

Sports Pavillion, Jock Frew, ph 464 3876

Service Clubs and Organisations

  • Strath Taieri A & P Society. Contact: Lynnore Templeton, ph 464 3005
  • Strath Taieri Historical Society. Contact: Priscilla Porter, ph 464 3210
  • Strath Taieri Lions. President: Pat Suddaby, ph 464 3352


  • Maggie's - Maggie's website
    16 Aberafon St, Middlemarch, ph 464 3611
    Souvenirs, gifts, old-fashioned sweets, fudge, cold drinks, cone ice-creams, icecream sundaes, milk shakes, milk, bread (frozen), meats, DVDs for hire, info centre and much more.

Telephone directory

Strath Taieri Lions new and updated telephone directory is now available.

Train Service

The Taieri Gorge Railway runs daily from Dunedin to Pukerangi (20 km from Middlemarch) and on Fridays and Sundays to Middlemarch. Please check Taieri Gorge Railway's itinerary available on their website.

Transfer Station

Garthmyl Rd, Middlemarch. Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-12pm. Weekends: 2 - 5pm. Contact: Irene Ramsey, ph 464 3145

Tree and Brush Cutting

Shelter break maintenance, tree and hedges, side trimming and topping. Locally owned and operated. ph Paul Beattie 022 191 2949 or 027 473 1025