Twizel, South Island, NZ

Tel: 0800 224 475 or 03 377 2060 (within NZ)
Tel: +64 3 377 2060 (international)

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Cycle Journeys

Shuttles / Luggage

Shuttles, Luggage & Bike Transfers, Car Parking

Sherpa Bus

In partnership with our associate companies, Sherpa Bus and The Cook Connection, we have a full range of support transfers along the trail available. We can provide any of the following services regardless of what else you have or haven’t booked with us.

  • Transfer you to the start of your trip and bring you back at the end of it.
  • Move you and your bike to your next destination if you decide not to ride that day.
  • Bring you back to the trail start if you decide to place your vehicle at the other end of the trail.
  • Move your luggage onward to your next night’s accommodation each day.

Sherpa Bus Time Table & Pricing

Reservations are essential as the Sherpa Bus will only run if there are bookings. Some shuttles require minimum booking numbers. Please email us for more info.

         From        To  Depart   Arrive Distance    Time    Price
Twizel Mt Cook Village 8:30 am 9:45 am 65 kms 1hr 15m $28*  
Twizel Mt Cook Village 2:45pm 3:45 pm 65 kms 1 hr $28* 
Twizel Jollier River Carpark  9:00 am 10:00 am  60 kms 60 mins $45 
Twizel Lake Ohau Lodge 9:30 am 10:15 am 37 kms 45 mins $20
Twizel Tekapo 6:30am 7:15am 57 kms 45 mins $25* 
Twizel  Tekapo 4:45pm 5:30pm 57 kms 45 mins $25* 
Lake Ohau Lodge Omarama 10:15 am 11:00 am 40 kms 45 mins $20
Omarama Twizel 4:00 pm  4:25pm  32 kms 25 mins $20
Twizel Oamaru 9:30 am 1:30 pm 156 kms 3.5 hours $55
Oamaru Twizel 2:45 pm 4:45 pm 156 kms 2 hours $55
Oamaru Tekapo 2:45 pm 5:30 pm 2.45 hours $80*

Bike Transfers

How about getting your bike to the start, back from the finish, or to where your car is? If you have rented your bike from Cycle Journeys then "no worries" it will be transferred on Sherpa shuttle for free.

* Shuttles marked with a star incorporate a service with our partner company Cook Connection. Any bike (either your own or a Cycle Journeys bike) is $15 to take on these shuttles.

If you are taking your own bike, the bike transfer on all shuttles is $15. 

Please make sure you book for your bike as well, when booking your seat.

Luggage Transfers

Make your cycle experience the best possible. We can move your luggage from one accommodation to the next so it’s ready for you when you arrive. Don’t worry about heavy panniers overloading your bike.

Once you book this service with us, we will ticket your bag and arrange for this to be collected each morning and delivered to your next location. All care will be taken with your luggage to ensure safe and careful transportation, however liability for loss or damage remains with the owner.

Each piece of luggage is limited to 15kgs and costs just $15 per day to transfer between townships along the trail. For bag transfer to a rural location outside of a township it is $5 extra per bag to cover the additional driving time.

*Please note this is just a guide feel free to call or email us with your accommodation locations and we can advise of the transfer costs for your trip.

Luggage to Braemar Station

Due to local road conditions and its isolated rural location, we do not transfer luggage to or from Braemar Station. This means that as an alternative to bag transfers, we rent out pannier bags for two days ($10/pair/day) to those who stay the night at Braemar. You can leave your main luggage at our depot, which we will take to your accommodation location in Twizel. Alternatively, if you are staying the night before at Mt Cook Village we can shuttle your main luggage back to Twizel for you the following day ($15/bag transfer applies). This means you would only have to carry enough luggage for one overnight stay.

Car parking

Vehicles can be left at either end of the trail - or at intermediate points en route at the owners’ own care. There is excellent car parking space available in Twizel and at Oamaru.

With our shuttle service operated by Sherpa Bus, we can offer you a return ride at the end of your trip back to our base. If you wish to place your vehicle at the trail end in order to get a fast getaway, talk with us about connecting with our return shuttle. Simply drop off your party and drive to your end point, catch a shuttle ride back with us and you are then free to leave whenever you cycle to your destination.



2A Wairepo Road, Twizel, New Zealand

Alps 2 Ocean Mt Cook