Poppies Cafe

+64 3 435 0848| [email protected]| www.poppiescafe.com 1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand

Poppies Café & Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy superb food whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner.

We can cater for an intimate dinner or a large group & can create food for your dietary requirements with several gluten free, dairy free & vegetarian options.

Poppies Café offers fresh modern cuisine, pizzas, pastas & some home comfort favourites.

Dine inside or out with tables on our large lawn with breathtaking views & lots of bike parking.

We use fresh local ingredients, homegrown where possible in our large organic vegetable garden, homemade breads, pizza’s rolled to order, serve wine from the Waitaki Valley & Central Otago & a large selection of beer.

Open 7 days with great Caffé L’Affare coffee, fantastic food, local wine & outstanding service.

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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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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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