Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail
Starting at Aoraki/Mt Cook the 314km Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail descends 780 metres through the McKenzie Basin to Oamaru. Along the trail cyclists will pass Lakes Pukaki, Ruataniwha, Ohau, Benmore, Waitaki and Aviemore and the towns of Twizel, Omarama, Otematata, Kurow, Duntroon, Ngapara and Tokorahi. From Aoraki/Mt Cook to Duntroon (258 km) the trail uses existing tracks and quiet country roads. The next 17km follows the Fossil Trail and the final 39km section uses a disused railway line and quiet country roads.
Central Otago Rail Trail
Do the Central Otago Rail Trail from Oamaru – throw the bikes on the trailer and take in the sights of the beautiful Waitaki Valley and Lindis Pass before starting the bike trail at Clyde. After finishing the Trail at Middlemarch jump back in the car and visit the MacRaes Gold Mining operation before stopping at Palmerston for a famous McGregors Mutton Pie. Call in at Moeraki for a drink/meal at Fleurs famous restaurant before finishing back at Oamaru. Doesn’t sound too bad does it!
VANISHED WORLD TRAIL
Vanished World trail – limestone rock formations. Historic Harbour/Tyne/Itchen Street. Penguin Colony and Portside Restaurant in the Harbour area. Totara Estate and Clarks Flour Mill south of Oamaru (both Historic listed). Riverstone Kitchen – award winning restaurant 20km north of the CBD. Oamaru Stone Quarry at Weston. Campbells Bay, Kakanui for swimming and surfing.