Shawty's Cafe

+64 3 435 3155| [email protected]| 4a Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Situated in the heart of the Market Place in Twizel, Shawtys Cafe is the perfect destination for your break, whether it is a quick stop-by for a coffee or a nice extensive meal. Having lots of bike parking right in front of our cafe makes it the perfect pit stop in Twizel on your way from Mount Cook to Lake Ohau.

Experience delicious cuisine, excellent service and great atmosphere. At Shawtys cafe have an everchanging á la carte menu as well as a daily cabinet. We work with fresh, organic and local products and we create our dishes from scratch. Check out our gluten free, diary free, vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast and lunch. And be sure not to miss out on our fantastic Coffee Supreme creations from our barista.

We can also supply delicious packed lunches for cyclists!

For those of you who are after another refreshment: you’re at the right address! Our licensed premises gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of our carefully selected New Zealand beers and wines.

Our warm and charming atmosphere will instantly relax you while our attentive staff spoils you. In summer we have a cosy terrace with lots of sunshine, in winter we have the fire place roaring to keep you warm, too.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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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

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