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Section 7: Kurow to Duntroon [28km]

Overview

28km Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2

 

Section 7 Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail Map

The off-road trail starts at the eastern end of Kurow between the museum sheds.  A gravel track takes you across to the Waitaki River which you follow down the valley.  You cross Kurow Creek [3km] then ride up and alongside the highway.

You ride through the winery [5km], then ride back towards the Waitaki River and follow the Waitaki Haul Road, crossing the Otiake River [11km] and the Otekaieke River [15km].  This section of the old Haul Road is shared with recreational vehicles.

The trail then follows the highway to the Takiroa Maori rock art site [23km] which is across the road from the trail.  After visiting the rock art site, retrace your steps and continue on the trail that heads back down to the Waitaki River and through to Harris St.  Halfway up Harris St you turn right and ride through the Duntroon Wetlands before emerging in the centre of Duntroon.

PLEASE NOTE THE DUNTROON PUB IS CLOSED. THERE ARE NO GROCERIES OR ALCOHOL AVAILABLE IN DUNTROON.

Highlights Include

  • Kurow Island
  • Waitaki River
  • Vineyards
  • Maori Rock Art
  • Kurow Museum
  • Duntroon Wetlands
  • Vanished World Centre
  • Nicols Forge Blacksmith
  • Brewery Hole
  • St. Martins Church

Section Map

Section 7: Kurow to Duntroon [28km]

Trail Status

Section 7 Trail Status

The trail between Kurow and Duntroon crosses 3 rivers (Kurow Creek, Otiake River and Otekaieke River).  These are usually dry and only carry significant water during a flood.  If the rivers are in flood you are best to ride on the road from Kurow to Duntroon.  If you are on the trail and do not feel safe crossing a river, there are flood routes up to the highway bridges.  Flood routes may involve walking your bike or crossing fences using stiles (lifting your bike).  Alternatively retrace your steps until you can access the highway.

  • Sections of the Waitaki Haul road are shared by recreational vehicles and cyclists.  Please ride or drive with consideration.
  • The Waitaki River is swift flowing and not generally suitable for swimming.
  • Several ponds along the trail are fenced off. Please be aware of the electric fences along the route.

Trail route and weather conditions subject to change. Please check weather before daily departure.

Accommodation

Dine & Drink

Flying Pig Cafe

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE FLYING PIG CAFE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

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River-T Estate Wines

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Overview

Section 7, from Kurow to Duntroon is a 28km section that is easy in skill and fitness. Highlights include gorgeous views of Kurow Island and Waitaki River, a stop at a bewhole and Kurow Museum.

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Weather

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Trail Status

Some parts of the track are under construction or are undergoing improvements to keep riders safe and the tracks enjoyable. Keep up to date with the trail status of each trail section here.

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Accommodation

Need to book accommodation during your adventure? We have a range of accommodation options available on each section of the trail that can be booked today.

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Dine & Drink

If you're looking for the best recommendations of places to eat and drink while cycling the trail you've come to the right place. Read more on our best dining recommendations on Section 7 of the trail

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To Do

Each section has a range of activities and attractions for you to experience and see while cycling the trail. Find the best things to do on Section 7 of the trail.

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Photos

See some of the best photos taken by other trail riders through Section 7 of the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail.

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