Twizel, South Island, NZ

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Cycle Journeys

Pedal back in time and experience the charm of the Victorian era straight off the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail. 

Oamaru's Victorian Fete falls on Sunday the 19th of November this year. We couldn't let you miss out on this truely unique event so we've planned some extra A2O Express trips that coincide with this Victorian celebration.

Take a look at our itinerary & pricing below and make your next cycling holiday something to "giggle mug" about (See below for the victorian definition of giggle mug). 

Victorian Fete

Oamaru Victorian Fete

Come November 19th this year, the streets of Oamaru will be filled with Victorian themed theatrical plays, parades, games, comedy and ball dances for all ages.  

Compete in a penny farthing race, dress up in Victorian era clothing or simply enjoy the atmosphere of this coastal town. 

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Victorian Era Phrases 

Just to get you prepared for when you arrive.... 

  • "Chuckabooo" - A nickname given to a close friend
  • "Giggle mug" - A smiling face
  • "Take the egg" - To win
  • "Mind the Grease" - An alternate way to ask people to let you pass when walking. 
  • "Non sensational" – Sensational nonsense.


This itinerary starts on Saturday the 11th of November to coincide with the Victorian Fete on Sunday 19th of November 2017. Trust us, the extra night in Oamaru will be worth the fun. 

Sunday 12th Arrive in Twizel by self-arranged transport
Monday 13th Morning shuttle to start point
  • Option 1: 55km cycle from Tekapo to Twizel
  • Option 2: 80km cycle from Mt Cook to Twizel
  • Option 3: 80km cycle from Mt Cook to Twizel
Tues 14th 38km cycle to Lake Ohau Lodge
Wed 15th 42km cycle to Omarama
Thurs 16th 68km cycle to Kurow
Friday 17th 40km cycle to Duntroon
Sat 18th 50km cycle to Oamaru
Sun 19th Oamaru Victorian Fete

Oamaru Victorian Fete

 What's Included?

  • Transfers between your accommodation & Cycle Journeys Depot upon arrival
  • Bike Hire for 6 days - your choice of bike style, helmet and rear rack bags (Own bike and gear is an option) 
  • Shuttle to Alps 2 Ocean start point
  • Luggage Transfer each day
  • 8 nights Accommodation (Standard & Superior options available) 
  • 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts and 2 OR 3 Packed Lunches
  • Trip itinerary, directions and trail map info
  • Helicopter is included with option 3: Mt Cook to Oamaru

Accommodation Options

  • Standard Level - A mix of privately booked holiday home, lodge ensuite rooms, motel units and farmstays

  • Superior Level - Upgrades include lodge room with lake & mountain views at Lake Ohau, higher level of motel suits and on dates where available, a private lodge in Windsor

Note: All rooms are based on a twin/double share price. If you are travelling solo, please ask about our single supplement prices. 

Oamaru Victorian Fete

Pricing 2017

Option Level Price pp
Tekapo to Oamaru

Standard level trip

Superior level trip



Jollie River to Oamaru

Standard level trip

Superior level trip*



Mt Cook to Oamaru

(Inc. helicopter over Tasman River)

Standard level trip

Superior level trip



Note: All pricing is based on twin share rooms

*Superior Level Trip: The Alps 2 Ocean is situated in a remote area of New Zealand, and with that comes limited accommodation choices. Our Superior Upgrade offers a higher level of lodgings at locations where available. This is typically for 4 of the 6 nights of the trip. 

Oamaru victorian Fete


Options and Extras

E-Bike Upgrade


Our E-bikes are equipped with the latest technology with a smooth and electric motor assist to provide extra assistance whenever needed. The riding position is upright and comfortable. Riding an E-bike is a great way to enjoy the Alps to Ocean experience.

Pricing: Additional $270.00 per person

Oamaru to Twizel Shuttle 

You are welcome to park your car at our Cycle Journeys depot in Twizel and catch our return shuttle from Oamaru on your last day. 

The shuttle departs Oamaru at 2:45pm and arrives in Twizel at 4:45pm. 

Available on Day 1 or Day 7 

Pricing: $45.00 per person (minimum of 2 people required)

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Photo credit: Colin Monteath -

2A Wairepo Road, Twizel, New Zealand

Alps 2 Ocean Mt Cook