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Big Sky Motels

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+64 3 438 9538| [email protected]| www.bigsky.kiwi.nz 52 Ahuriri Dr, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
Point of difference

A popular destination for cyclists. A luxurious room to rest in after a day on the Alps 2 Ocean, or many other trails in the area.
We provide a secure area to store your bicycle.


Being our family's favourite holiday destination, we moved to Omarama in 2009. We designed and built our new home, to which we included separate luxury B and B units which Kay operates. We meet wonderful people from all over the world and enjoy the opportunity to share our hospitality and local knowledge of what the Omarama area has to offer - the BigSky, breath taking scenery - our piece of paradise.
The Motel units are at a separate address, 7 luxurious state of the art motel units with off street parking.Very quiet street with no highway noise. A perfect place to unwind and relax after a long days' travel.

Trail Sections

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35km

Aoraki/Mt Cook to Braemar Road [33km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Moderate Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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41km

Braemar Road to Twizel [41km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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54km

Lake Tekapo to Twizel [54km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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38km

Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge [38km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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44km

Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama [44km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Intermediate Traffic: Low Grade: 3
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35km

Omarama to Otematata [35km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Intermediate Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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44km

Otematata to Kurow [44km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: High Grade: 2
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27km

Kurow to Duntroon [27km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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54km

Duntroon to Oamaru [54km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Easy Traffic: Medium Grade: 3
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FAQs

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a grade 2-3 (easy to intermediate) cycle trail. There are a variety of trail surfaces. Riders are advised to take certain essentials with them (e.g. first aid, repair kit, water, food). Parts of the trail pass through alpine environments, where conditions can change.

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Itinerary Ideas

Ride the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail YOUR way. If you're an advanced cyclist or a family who are looking for a family-friendly adventure, have a look here for some ideas on possible itineraries and things to see and do along the way...

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Plan your ride

Cycling one of New Zealand's best cycle trails is both fun and easy to organise! You can plan your adventure down to the smallest detail, including your accommodation, cycle hire and luggage transport along the trail.

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Getting Here

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

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