How to get here

Getting Here

​Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is located in the South Island, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. It is recommended that you start your ride from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village - though there are numerous access points along the trail from which to start or end your ride.

BY AIR
There is an airport at Mount Cook, but it is limited to seasonal flights only, over December and January. The nearest international airports are located in Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.

BY BUS
Daily bus services operate to Mt Cook from Christchurch, Queenstown and Twizel.

 

​​Driving times

​From Christchurch to Aoraki/Mt Cook:
330km, 4 hours

From Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook:
263km, 3 hours

From Twizel to Aoraki/Mt Cook:
65km, 45 mins

​​From Christchurch to Oamaru:
247km, 3 hours

From Queenstown to Oamaru:
287km, 3 hours, 30 mins

From Twizel to Oamaru:
145km, 1 hour, 45 mins


 

 

For details on how to get around the cycle trail:
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