Locality 80 km north-west of Dunedin. Middlemarch is the centre of Strath Taieri, a basin of the Taieri River between the Rock and Pillar Range and the Taieri ridge. The town is the terminus for the Taieri Gorge railway line.

Meaning of place name
So named because two adjacent rivers were separated by a creek which formed a boundary or 'march' between them.

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