After a relaxing morning tea at the “On the Spot” in Otematata, the next mission was to scout the new section of trail from Aviemore to Kurow and identify the key filming spots along the 15km section. That way, we would be ready and prepared to film right after the opening ceremony at the Waitaki Village.
We had a well deserved lunch break in Kurow, before heading to the opening ceremony at Waitaki. We arrived nice and early – we were the 1st out of 4 operators to arrive with a full trailer load of bikes. We were happy to provide free bike hire and shuttles to celebrate the new off-road trail section. we did ask for a $10 donation for the Kurow Wetlands Trust, which was well received.