Local Info

Local Info

From Aoraki Mount Cook down to the seaside city of Oamaru, The Alps to Ocean trail provides a natural canvas on which the physical and man-made environment combine to create an experience to be savoured, repeated and renewed.

Mt Cook

Mt Cook

On the lake at the base of the Tasman Glacier – NZ’s longest glacier, icebergs regularly carve off, providing a unique playground to explore by sea kayak or rigid hulled inflatable.
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Musterers Hut Twizel

Twizel

Meet us here in Twizel at the Cycle Journeys depot!  Mackenzie Park Shops, 3 Benmore Place, Twizel 7901
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Tekapo

Tekapo (Alternate Start)

There’s plenty to do in Tekapo! Stroll along the lakefront, soak in the hot tubs or explore the many dining options.
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Omarama

Omarama

Gliding capital of New Zealand, the small town of Omarama has a lot to offer!
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Waitaki Valley

The Waitaki Valley

On the many lakes linked by the Waitaki River, boaties enjoy the thrill of jetboating and water skiing, while the banks are festooned with tents and caravans over much of the summer. New vineyards have emerged from the ground producing yet another crop of great wines. An area rich in high country farming hinterland, is now experiencing a burst of new growth in many different directions.
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Oamaru

Oamaru

At the base of the trail sits Oamaru, an historic trading and whaling port, whose history is captured in the moment within the beautiful Victorian precinct. The beautiful Oamaru stone of the area, has provided a building material that has weathered the passing years and has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Flowing into the bay the harbour provides a natural setting for the Blue Penguin colony which now attracts visitors from around the world.
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