Twizel, South Island, NZ

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Cycle Journeys

Waitaki Valley

The Alps 2 Ocean Trail just keeps on giving with its incredible lakes, rolling hillsides and farmland through the Waitaki Valley. 

New Zealand's newest developing wine region, the unspoilt landscapes of the Waitaki Valley offer plenty of hidden spots for activity. Have a swim at Sailors Cutting, explore the Lakes and hydro dams, or for a more relaxing stop, head to the winery for a glass of wine... or two!


Feature

Pasquale Kurow Winery

Located 5km out of Kurow on the Alps 2 Ocean Trail, stop in at the the Pasquale Kurow Winery's Cellar Door for the full wine and food lovers experience. With a stunning backdrop of snowy peaks and the Waitaki River, it's the perfect spot to relax during your ride    


Highlights

The Otematata 'O' Pipe

The piece of pipe from Lake Benmore Dam sitting on the side of the trail makes for a great photo stop. We challenge you to lift your bikes up into it for the best shot! 

 

Sailors Cutting

Sailors Cutting is a popular spot for campers and boaties during the summer months. Safe swimming spots, scenery and good lake conditions are a huge drawcard for the area. You will find this spot between Omarama and Otematata alongside Lake Benmore. 

Lake Benmore Peninsula Walk

This 4km walk is well worth the spectacular views over Lake Benmore. Expected walking time: 1hr 30mins

Elephant rocks 

It's not hard to guess how these large-scale limestone rock formations got their name. These Elephant resembling rocks can be found 5km South of Duntroon on Island Cliff - Duntroon Road. 


Food and Drink

Otematata

West Rd Shop 'N' Cafe - 1 West Rd, Otematata

CJ's Bar and Restaurant - 12 Rata Drive, Otematata-Kurow Highway

Otematata Lakes Hotel - SH 83 Otematata

Kurow

The Pasquale Kurow Winery - 5292 Kurow-Duntroon Rd Kurow

River Cafe Restaurant - 63 Bledisloe Street Kurow

Te Kohurau Cafe and Restaurant - 12 Bledisloe Street Kurow 

 

Duntroon

Flying Pig Cafe - 23 Campbell St, Duntroon 

2A Wairepo Road, Twizel, New Zealand

Alps 2 Ocean Mt Cook