Things to See and Do

Heliworks

Make us an integral part of your Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail journey! Cycle the A2O trail from the official start at Aoraki Mount Cook Village to our...

River-T Estate Wines

River-T Wines was planted in 2007 as a small boutique vineyard with a mix of grape varieties on the banks of the Waitaki River near Kurow....

Helicopter Line

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail starts from Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Cycle out to our helicopter base at Glentanner Park. We will take you and...

Mt Cook Skiplanes & Helicopters

Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters have over 65 years experience flying around Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland/Tai Poutini National Parks and landing...

High Country Salmon

Established in 2000 by the Logan family, High Country Salmon are one of three farms raising salmon on the hydro canals surrounding Twizel....

Kurow Museum & Info Centre

A2O runs past our front door. We welcome all visitors to our quirky museum which provides a snapshot of early European life and features tools...

Totara Estate & Clarks Mill

TOTARA ESTATE Located only 8km south of Oamaru, at Totara Estate you can step back in time to New Zealand's pioneer past. Explore the Oamaru...

Jake's Hardware

Jake's Hardware is one of the last independent, family-run hardware stores in the country – and we're as excited about the Alps 2 Ocean cycle...

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon

The Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Shop is located on beautiful Lake Pukaki - the perfect resting spot on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, when on either the...

Musterers Hut

CAFE Enjoy our fabulous fresh home made fare made daily, along with our incredible Organic, Fair Trade Switch Espresso Coffee. Enjoy the relaxed...

Presence On Harbour

We have been established since October 2013 in the heart of the Historic Victorian Precinct in Ōamaru, Waitaki, in Harbour Street at the end of...

Merino Country Cafe & Gifts

Merino Country Cafe & Gifts is conveniently located in the Omarama town centre beside the public toilets. Our cafe is open from 8-30am to 5pm in...

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is located just minutes from the centre of Oamaru. Since its establishment in 1993, and because of its...

Hot Tubs Omarama

After a day cycling through the awesome Mackenzie Country, or beside the beautiful hydro lakes – Waitaki, Aviemore and Benmore – you have...

Ministry of Works Bar & Eatery (MOW Bar)

Grab a well-deserved beer or wine and wind down in our cosy beer garden to reflect on your awesome day's cycling. Alternatively on colder days,...

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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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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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Trail Details & Maps

Each of the 9 maps show the elevation, trail surfaces, fitness, skill, traffic, safety notes, and highlights. Please consult the maps to ensure you are prepared for what you'll encounter on each section. Some sections are easy, others more difficult.

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See & Do

Want to know what you can do while visiting the South Island of New Zealand during your ride?

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