Kurow Museum & Info Centre

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+64 3 436 0950| [email protected]| www.kurow.org.nz 57 Bledisloe Street, Kurow 9435, New Zealand

First opened in 1970, Kurow Museum – also known as New Zealand’s National Museum of Social Security – has attracted visitors both domestically and internationally.

Our displays include Waitaki life since the arrival of Waitaha people, arrival of Europeans, the construction of Waitaki, Aviemore and Benmore Dams and the development of agriculture in both the Waitaki and Hakataramea Valleys. Through photographs, written stories and visual displays, our stories reflect us all.

Don't miss the chance to discover the intriguing history of this part of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.

Entry is free though our tiger would love a donation.

Mon - Fri 10am to 4pm
Special arrangements can be made for groups by contacting us.

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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?

See our Instagram photos #Alps2Ocean
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