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“Fantastic views across Lake Pukaki”

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Oamaru
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a 301km journey from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. This is New Zealand, in all its colour and beauty - from the highest mountain, past great lakes and rivers, down to the ocean. Suitable for all ages, the 9 section trail is an easy to intermediate grade, offering a pleasing mix of on and off-road trails. Allow 4-6 days for the entire ride, or simply try out a day excursion. Whichever option you choose, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is sure to be a memorable experience. Amidst the grandeur of braided rivers, glacier-carved valleys, turquoise hydro-lakes, tussock highlands and rural plains are a host of tantalising off-the-bike activities including wine-tasting, penguin-spotting, glider flights and just quietly soaking in alfresco hot tubs. It's no wonder people come from all over the world to enjoy its stunning vistas, wide open spaces and expansive landscapes. The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is an internationally recognised activity, a great way to experience the diversity of the South Island in less than a week. It's an achievable adventure for almost anyone - from grandchildren to grandparents. With over 150 Official Partner businesses offering trail services, accommodation, dining, activities and more you'll find everything you need to create memories that will last a lifetime.
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“Fantastic views across Lake Pukaki”
Reviewed 14 February 2013

I've only cycled part of the A2O trail as yet, but what I've done is stunning - on a fun, curving track around the southern end of Lake Pukaki, looking up towards Mount Cook - just magic, especially if the yellow kowhais are in flower.

Visited December 2012
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Alps_2_Ocean, Manager at Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, responded to this review, 25 May 2016
Thanks for your review. The kowhais really are beautiful along Lake Pukaki. Have you come back to ride more of the trail? Please feel free to share your photos on our Facebook page. Cheers!
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