Cook Connection

0800 26 65 26| [email protected]| 47 Sefton Street, Twizel

Offering plenty of sightseeing and photo stops, the relaxed and friendly local crew provides a great shuttle bus service within the Mackenzie District.

Popular day-trips are offered from both Tekapo and Twizel to the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, allowing plenty of time for hiking, boating, flying or relaxing.

Travel between destinations on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail with the Cook Connection. Private charters are available - perfect for your group!

The knowledgeable local drivers will tell you all about the points of interest along the way.

Closed from June to September.

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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 & 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

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