+64 27 855 2401| [email protected]| www.heliventuresnz.com 85 Robertson Road, Hilderthorpe, Oamaru

Whether you're strapped for time or just want to travel in style, Heliventures can transfer riders and luggage to the track from any location, or we can whisk you back to the airport upon completion of your ride in a helicopter with 4 or 6 passenger capacity.

We also offer scenic flights from Oamaru to showcase the unique sights our region has to offer so go on and treat yourself!

Get flown into Moeraki’s world famous Fleur’s Restaurant, viewing the Moeraki Boulders along the way, take off to the Elephant Rocks, dine at Ladybird Hill Vineyard in Omarama where you can catch and eat your own salmon, go curling in Naseby, or take a flight along the track to get a bird’s eye view of your accomplishment.

Teaming up with Vertical Ventures we also offer a heli-biking package perfect for those who like to challenge themselves to some remote back country riding. The options are endless!

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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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Need a place to say during your ride from the Alps to the Ocean? Book all your accommodation through the website and plan your ride.

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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 & Map

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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