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.

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.

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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