Trail Status

 

This page was last updated on 23/11/2021.

TRAIL UPDATE  - SECTION 6 - 23/11/21

Meridian would like to inform you of a road closure to allow us to undertake work across the top of the dam at Benmore  on the 29th November 2021 08:30 – 16:00 and also on the 15th & 16th December 2021 8:30 – 16:00 .  We will endeavour to complete the works as soon as possible but at this time we are estimating a full day for the works.  

As per standard road closed we will have signs at both Aviemore Dam and the Lock Laird Road to State Highway 83 intersection indicating that the Aviemore Dam road is closed.  We will disestablish the road closed at the completion of the works at which time these signs will be removed.

The road closed applies to ALL traffic including: motorised, peddle power and walking traffic. We will have cranes and open hatches in the road way which make it dangerous for the general public to pass though.  We thank you in advance for your understanding during these outages as we maintain the integrity of our assets.

Please note that we no longer have road closures on the 25th & 26th November 2021 at Aviemore

 

TRAIL MAINTENANCE UPDATE - SECTION 8 - 15/11/21

M3 Contracting is still working in the vicinity of Duffs Farm between Prydes Gully Rd and Grants Rd undertaking track and culvert maintenance for the next week.

Warning signs to cyclists are displayed either end of the track.

Users are requested to be on the lookout for workers and mobile plant traffic and to obey any instructions given to them. Track may be dug up in places as culverts are laid and cattle stops repaired. No detours are in place and no delays expected.

 

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE - 12/11/21

A REMINDER RE BENMORE DAM RD CLOSURE SATURDAY 13th NOVEMBER:
Meridian advises -
13 November (Saturday) – BENMORE Dam road closed for intake screen change out. The road will be closed to ALL traffic (motorised, pedal power and walking traffic) due to open hatches, large loads and cranes working overhead. This work will be between 0700 to 1900.
The road closed applies to ALL traffic including: motorised, peddle power and walking traffic. We will have cranes and open hatches in the road way which make it dangerous for the general public to pass though. We thank you in advance for your understanding during these outages as we maintain the integrity of our assets.

 

 

 

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE - MERIDIAN ENERGY 9/11/21

Meridian would like to inform you of a road closure to allow us to undertake work across the top of the dam at Aviemore  on the 11th November 2021 08:30 – 16:00 and also a delay day of the 15th November 2021 8:30 – 16:00 .  We will endeavour to complete the works as soon as possible but at this time we are estimating a full day for the works.  

As per standard road closed we will have signs at both Aviemore Dam and the Loch Laird Road to State Highway 83 intersection indicating that the Aviemore Dam road is closed.  We will disestablish the road closed at the completion of the works at which time these signs will be removed.

The road closed applies to ALL traffic including: motorised, peddle power and walking traffic. We will have cranes and open hatches in the road way which make it dangerous for the general public to pass though.  We thank you in advance for your understanding during these outages as we maintain the integrity of our assets.

Note we have further road closures planned for 25th or 26thNovember 2021 for the return section of this work 

Regards

Kathryn Lindsay – Mid Waitaki Site Manager 

Benmore, Aviemore, Waitaki Power Stations

Meridian Energy Limited

 

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE - MERIDIAN ENERGY 1/11/21

Hi All,

Due to the efficient workings on site we will have another slight change to our Benmore Road closure program.  The road closure on the 4th November is to be moved forward to Tuesday 2nd November for the Intake stoplog removal.

2 November (Tuesday) - BENMORE Dam road closed for stoplog removal.  The road will be closed to ALL traffic (motorised, peddle power and walking traffic) due to open hatches, large loads and cranes working overhead.  This work will be between 0800 to 1300.  

The road closed applies to ALL traffic including: motorised, peddle power and walking traffic. We will have cranes and open hatches in the road way (see photo) which make it dangerous for the general public to pass though.  We thank you in advance for your understanding during these outages as we maintain the integrity of our assets.

 

Thank you again for your understanding and compliance.  

Regards

Jade Lloyd

Meridian Energy Ltd 

 

 

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE - MERIDIAN ENERGY 17/10/21
Hi All,
Sorry to make changes again, however we have had to defer the road closure at Benmore Dam from the Saturday 30th October to the 13th November. Times, durations and restrictions remain the same.
To summarise:

4 November (Thursday) - BENMORE Dam road closed for stoplog removal. The road will be closed to ALL traffic (motorised, peddle power and walking traffic) due to open hatches, large loads and cranes working overhead. This work will be between 0800 to 1300. This outage is still subject to change. But any changes will be communicated before the road closure.
13 November (Saturday) – BENMORE Dam road closed for intake screen change out. The road will be closed to ALL traffic (motorised, peddle power and walking traffic) due to open hatches, large loads and cranes working overhead. This work will be between 0700 to 1900.
The road closed applies to ALL traffic including: motorised, peddle power and walking traffic. We will have cranes and open hatches in the road way which make it dangerous for the general public to pass though. We thank you in advance for your understanding during these outages as we maintain the integrity of our assets.
Thank you again for your understanding and compliance.
Regards
Jade Lloyd
Meridian Energy Ltd


Trail Status Update 8/10/21 ROAD CLOSURES.   SECTION 6
Meridian would like to inform you of our planned road closures at Benmore or Aviemore over October. All dates and times are subject to change but we will endeavour to complete the works as soon as possible. As per standard road closed we will have signs at both Aviemore Dam and the Loch Laird Road to State Highway 83 intersection indicating what Dam road is closed. We will disestablish the road closed at the completion of the works at which time these signs will be removed. These road closures are accordance with CAR no.1881013.
16 and 17 October (Weekend) – AVIEMORE Dam road closed for intake screen change out. The road will be closed to ALL traffic (motorised, peddle power and walking traffic) due to open hatches, large loads and cranes working overhead. This work will be between 0700 to 1900 on both days but will have the road open overnight.
19 October (Wednesday) – BENMORE Dam road closed for intake gate install. The road will be closed to ALL traffic (motorised, peddle power and walking traffic) due to open hatches, large loads and cranes working overhead. This work will be between 0700 to 1600. This work is subject to date changes, but notification will be sent to all road users prior to the close.
Note: Loch Laird Road remains open.
4th November (Thursday) - BENMORE Dam road closed for stoplog removal. The road will be closed to ALL traffic (motorised, peddle power and walking traffic) due to open hatches, large loads and cranes working overhead. This work will be between 0800 to 1300.
Note: Loch Laird Road remains open
30 October (Saturday) – BENMORE Dam road closed for intake screen change out. The road will be closed to ALL traffic (motorised, peddle power and walking traffic) due to open hatches, large loads and cranes working overhead. This work will be between 0700 to 1900.
Note: Loch Laird Road remains open
The road closed applies to ALL traffic including: motorised, peddle power and walking traffic. We will have cranes and open hatches in the road way which make it dangerous for the general public to pass though. We thank you in advance for your understanding during these outages as we maintain the integrity of our assets.
Thank you for your understanding and compliance.
Cheers
Jade
Jade Lloyd – Senior Project Manager TET

Trail Status Update 25/09/2021 Section 7

Kia ora koutou

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have now advised that the Takiroa and Maerewhenua Rock Art sites are open for visitors. 

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Trail Status Update 13/09/21

High winds have caused havoc – high winds are still continuing today after a weekend of extreme gusts. Contractors are working their way along trails to check for damage but please be aware clearance may take a couple of days. It is recommended to not be out cycling until winds die down, but any use of the trail requires extreme care and following of contractor instructions.

 

Flood repair work – contractors will be in the vicinity of Rakis Tunnel for this week – there may be delays while they complete work. Please follow instructions of site staff and proceed with caution.

 

Dunkirk Pines site burn-off – clearance of the Dunkirk Pines site is pencilled in for tomorrow, weather depending. The trail will be closed for approximately two days from Awahokomo bridge to Waitaki Dam and the alternative route is SH83. Please take extreme care taking this detour.

 

Aviemore Dam slumping – a small repair job will take place this week near Aviemore Dam to regrade trail where slumping has occurred at the road culvert. Small delays are possible. Please follow site staff instructions.

Trail Status Update 10/09/2021 Section 7

Kia ora koutou

Please be advised that as a result of high rainfall over the last 48 hours, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have temporarily closed the Takiroa and Maerewhenua Rock Art sites on Friday 10 September 2021 until further notice.

Their contractor will be carrying out a safety inspection of the sites once it is safe to do so and we will advise when it is open.

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Great news!!! Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is fully available for those in Level 2.
Please note the following information if you are heading out on the A2O trail.
Public toilets are now open under Level 2, except those that are usually closed for winter at the Waitaki campgrounds.
Please ensure you socially distance from other trail users.
Wearing a mask while out and about is recommended.
Please note that there may be Trail maintenance staff out working. If you come across maintenance or repair work sites, please follow all instructions of staff, ensure you maintain social distance from them and proceed through the site with care and caution.

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UPDATE 9/09/2021 Section 6 (above and below Waitaki dam)

Work on the safety barrier at Little Awakino will commence tomorrow – there may be short delays or a detour around the site on SH 83, so please proceed with caution through the site or along the road for a short stretch, and follow all instructions of site staff.

Dunkirk Pines site – the site of the Dunkirk Pines, just after the Awahokomo bridge, is set to be cleared of debris following tree removal here earlier. There will be a controlled burn-off in the next couple of weeks – date TBC, as this is very weather-dependent. There may be a short duration while burn-off in progress. Further details to follow.

 

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UPDATE 17/5/2021 - Winter conditions are here!  That means that you need to pay extra attention to the weather forecasts and dress and ride to the conditions.  Much of the Trail is over 500m above sea level and the alpine location means that a sudden change to snow / wind / rain / hail and sleet are all possible, sometimes with little or no warning.  Make sure you wear / take with you, lots of layers including a warm hat, gloves and woolly socks to protect the extremities and high energy food to refuel, as well as wet weather gear, should conditions turn for the worse.

Freezing mud is an additional hazard as this can build up and result in broken deraliers or chain.  This can happen anywhere on the Trail in frosty conditions, however Pukaki Flats (Section 2) and Tarnbrae (Section 4) are possibly the worst for this.  

Section 4 - Tarnbrae section - this is the highest point on the Trail at 900m above seas level and also one of the most remote from road access (and emergency help).  This section remains open but it is not recommended that this section be ridden through winter (for all the reasons mentioned above).  Taking a PLB is recommended, as is being fully equipped for poor weather and equipment failure.  Please do not ride alone and also make sure you make use of the intentions form found at www.adventuresmart.org.nz/outdoors-intentions-form  

UPDATE 3/8/2021 - SECTION 8 - DUNTROON TO OAMARU -  CARE REQUIRED to negotiate this section due to slips and wash outs as a result of heavy rain - emergency repairs have been completed with further work commencing from the 5th August to bring this section back up to spec., further information in Section 8 below..

 

There has been no change in Trail issues (that we are aware of) since this was last updated.

Before you head out onto the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail at any time please click HERE to read or download your copy of the Trail's Safety Suggestions for each section.  Please prepare for the conditions and weather before you set out and take some water with you  At any time and the weather can change quickly, please take something warm and a separate waterproof layer just in case.

Should you discover any issues along the Trail (other than those listed below) or should you see a potential hazard please let us know about it.... 

Please report any events or Trail issues  CONTACT US BY EMAIL

ENJOY YOUR TRAIL TIME!!!

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Trail Status Summary

To help get a overview of what is happening on the trail we have given a brief update on each section of the trail here.  Please check back regularly for any updates...  

Section 1: Aoraki / Mt Cook to Braemar Road

  1. UPDATE 2/6/2021 - Section 1.   Parts of this Trail between the Rotten Tommy helicpoter drop off point and Jollie Carpark have been under water or had streams washing through, so extra care is required to negotiate the water courses and alluvial fans, as these can be rough and rocky.  If in any doubt, dismount and walk through the affected areas.
     
  2. The toilets at the White Horse camping ground and at Mt. Cook Station Rd are open.  The toilets at the Mt. Cook Airport will be open during operational hours.
     
  3. Logging operations are in progress on this and Section 2 until further notice.  Many very large logging trucks are using Hayman and  Braemar Road each day.  They have been very courteous to cyclists, which is very much appreciated, give them a wave of thanks.

Section 2: Braemar Road to Twizel

  1. UPDATE 8/7/2021 - tree chipping and slash clean up operations are due to commence at the Pines Camp and Hayman Rd areas next week 12/7 for the next 2-3 weeks.  Some of this work is in the area of theTrail and will necessitate on site traffic management to ensure Trail user safety.  Please follow all instructions given - minimal delays to your journey may be required - please be safe and be seen to the operators in these areas.

  2. Logging operations are in progress on this and Section 1 until further notice.   You may notice the black and white Km markers on the road side - the logging trucks are using these to let each other know of any cyclists they encounter.

  3. Caution Required - as on many parts of the Trail, your route includes time spent on or crossing quiet country tracks and shingle roads.  It is easy to allow your attention to wander and marvel at the great scenery, however don't forget to pay due attention to the road surface in front of you and be prepared for the odd bump, pot hole or section of loose gravel.  The inappropriate reaction and application of brakes can turn a seemingly innocent surface into the wrong kind of holiday story of scrapes and bruises.  

 
Section 3: Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge

  1. The Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail from Twizel to Lake Ohau and on to Omarama is open.

    Please stick to the roads and Trail and avoid venturing on to private property, particularly in the devastated Ohau Village.  The locals are understandably upset with unsolicited and unwarranted incursions on to their property's, with security camera footage showing cyclists walking through sections and over private land. 

    The devastation caused by the fire and the loss of personal property (and the many memories that go with them) still weigh heavily on those affected.  Please show respect and keep your curiosity firmly planted on the public roads and curbsides. 

    For those that wish to make a contribution to help those affected by the Ohau fire and others that may find themselves in a similar situation in the future, donations to the Waitaki District Council mayoral relief fund can still be paid into the following
    bank account: 02 0940 0156400 000 (please include in the bank reference: Ohau).


    Obviously, the area surrounding the Trail has been burnt as a result of the devastating fire that occured in October 2020 which damaged Trail signage.  Waterways were also affected by the fire and cyclists are advised to carry plenty of water and not to drink from the streams.

  2. If you wish to check on the Lake Ohau Weir status and lake levels you can visit the Meridian Energy website (www.meridianenergy.co.nz/about-us/our-power-stations/lake-levels) - you will need to refer to the lake level indicated in the top right corner of the graph for Lake Ohau.  The the information in the body of the text does not change.   Levels above 520.4m result in water discharging over the outlet weir and into the Upper Ohau River. 

  3. Lake Ohau Lodge (03 438 9885).  Due to staff shortages, lunches will not be available every day.
    Until further notice the Lake Ohau Lodge is closed for lunch with he bar penning from 4pm, when snacks including nachos and toasties etc. will be available.  There are no alternative food outlets on this and the next section between Twizel and Omarama - please carry the appropriate provisions or time your travel accordingly.  Lake Ohau Lodge would like to apologies in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Section 4: Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama 

  1. Lake Ohau Lodge to the Historic Woolshed - CAUTION ADVISED -  changeable weather patterns in alpine conditions mean that conditions can change quickly. Given the altitude (it is the highest part of the A2O at 900m above sea level at the top), it is advised to pay particular attention to the weather conditions and reports when organising your outing.  The alpine location means that a sudden change to snow / wind / rain / hail and sleet are all possible, sometimes with little or no warning, so if you choose to ride this section, layer up, take wet weather gear and high energy food as a precaution.  At some points on this section you can be more than 5km from the nearest road should you have an accident or breakage - consider bringing or hiring a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon), hire points include Lake Ohau Lodge and from the Cycle Journeys in Twizel.

  2.  This section remains open but it is not recommended that this section be ridden in winter (for all the reasons mentioned above).  Taking a PLB is recommended, as is being fully equipped for poor weather and equipment failure.  Please do not ride alone and also make sure you make use of the intentions form found at www.adventuresmart.org.nz/outdoors-intentions-form 

    Freezing mud is an additional hazard as this can build up on deraliers and result in broken deraliers or chain.  This can happen anywhere on the Trail in frosty conditions, however  Tarnbrae (Section 4) is possibly the worst for this as part of this Trail receives very little sunshine.

  3. Obviously, the area surrounding the Trail has been burnt and will have associated ash and other debris. Waterways will have been affected by the fire and cyclists are advised to carry plenty of water and not to drink from the streams.

  4. Lake Ohau Lodge (03 438 9885). Due to staff shortages, lunches will not be available every day.
    Until further notice the Lake Ohau Lodge is closed for lunch with the bar opening from 4pm, when snacks including nachos and toasties etc. will be available. There are no alternative food outlets on this and the previous section between Twizel and Omarama - please carry the appropriate provisions or time your travel accordingly.  Lake Ohau Lodge would like to apologies in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

  5. The toilets at Quailburn and Ahuriri camping grounds are both open

  6. Quailburn Road CAUTION - about 14km of this road is a gravel surface. Please take care and watch your speed, the gravel can be very loose in places and requires additional care especially while breaking and cornering.  We have had recent reports of riders falling off at speed on the gravel road - being clipped in may also have been a contributing factor in some cases.

Section 5Omarama to Otematata

  1. Advanced Notice - Road closures anticipated at Benmore and Aviemore Dams for scheduled maintenance works

    Note we have road closures planned for Aviemore (25th & 26th September) and for Benmore (9th October) with additional dates for Benmore at the end of October / early November to be confirmed to the time.  Thank you for your understanding and compliance.  We will endeavour to complete the head gate works as soon as possible but at this time we are estimating 6-8 hours for the works. 
     
  2. The toilets located along the Trail at Pumpkin Point and in the new section between Sailors Cutting and Benmore Dam are open year round, as are the public toilets in the Omarama town centre and Otematata township (beside One Stop), with the toilets operated by Meridian at the picnic area at the bottom of Benmore Dam, also open all year round.  The toilets in the Waitaki (including the Sailors Cutting campground) and Waimate comping grounds are closed from the 2nd May till the end of September 2021.
     
  3. The new section from Sailors Cutting to Benmore Dam is now open to the public which means that there is no longer a requirement to ride on SH83 over the Otematata Saddle from Sailors Cutting.  This new 16km purpose built off-road cycle Trail is mix of Grade 2 (Easy) and some narrower and steeper Grade 3 (Intermediate) parts.  The scenery this new Trail opens up is amazing, so if you are a little nervous of heights, your riding ability or fitness, leave plenty of time to take it slowly and be prepared to walk any part you are not comfortable riding.  Take a supply of water and snacks - you need to be self sufficient - phone coverage is limited so you may also consider taking a PLB with your party.  As mentioned previously there is a toilet on this new section at about the 10km mark from Sailors Cutting towards Benmore Dam.  

Section 6: Otematata to Kurow

  1. Advance Notice 24/8/2021 - 

    Downer have notified WDC that they will be doing a bulk tree removal commencing 13th September and finishing 17th September at Waitaki Dam road.

     Area of tree removal circled on map below. There will be  a staffed barrier at the affected trail site and cyclists may need to halt for up to ten minutes for individual tree felling.



     

  2. Advanced Notice - Road closures anticipated at Benmore and Aviemore Dams for scheduled maintenance works
     
    Note we have road closures planned for Aviemore (25th & 26th September) and for Benmore (9th October) with additional dates for Benmore at the end of October / early November to be confirmed to the time.  Thank you for your understanding and compliance.  We will endeavour to complete the head gate works as soon as possible but at this time we are estimating 6-8 hours for the works.  

  3. The public toilets in Otematata township (beside One Stop) and the toilets operated by Meridian at the picnic area at the bottom of Benmore Dam are open all year round.  The toilets in the Waitaki and Waimate comping grounds are closed from the 2nd May till the end of September 2021.

Section 7Kurow to Duntroon   

  1. UPDATE 3/6/2021 - Section 7 - The Treee Rivers section between Kurow and Duntroon is OPEN 
    There is scoured river crossings, The fords are all still with some water flowing but all passable on this section as of 3/6/2021 - so a higher level of riding skill, car and attention will be required, or if in any doubt, please walk the softer, rockier or more difficult parts - you may need to get wet feet though the fords in the process. Photos of the three ford crossings as at th 3/6/2021 [Kurow Creek / Otiake River / Otekaieke River]  are included here as reference - subsequent rains may well change the 'lay of the land' for future passage, so rider discretion and care is always required. 

     

  2. As always travel responsibly - inform others of you intentions and schedule... 

  3. The public toilets in Kurow and Duntroon are both open.

  4. General Note:- For the Kurow Creek, Otiake and Otekaieke Rivers -  moderate rain events cause the rivers to rise quickly (and then recede).  Both the Otiake and Otekaieke River crossings have an alternate flood route on their norther side to get you out to the main road - please take this option if you have any element of doubt as to your ability to make a safe river crossing.   The Otekaieke River flood route requires lifting you bike over several electric fences, however this is still safer than attempting a flooded river crossing.

  5. Please Note:- The river beds are rocky/shingly and soft going in places (even if they are dry) so please use you judgment and dismount if you are unsure of what lays in front of you.  We have many reports of people taking a (soft) tumble when they hit a patch of river bed sand.

Section 8: Duntroon to Oamaru

  1. UPDATE 31/8/2021 -  Flood repairs on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail are set to resume under Level 3

    Please note, under Level 3 flood repair work will again kick off on section 8 of the Trail.

    If you are going to take the opportunity Level 3 affords you to recreate a bit further afield, please be aware of works site. Please also be aware that social distancing guidance applies if you are traversing a worksite following instructions from worksite crew.

    Contractors will continue working on flood repair work mainly near Pig Island Road. Caution is advised for riders of the trail and they are asked to make visual contact with the contractor so they can let them past safely, as well as follow instructions on signs.

    Later work will start at the Windsor Road bridge and also the scours repairs nearby. There will be a shoulder close in place for the short work sections, however the trail here is right by the road so it will be easy for riders to navigate past the works on the road.

    Following that, work will start off Windsor road, with contractors working towards Rakis tunnel. They will be working up the trail and through the tunnel, this section is anticipated to take a few weeks to complete.

    Cyclists are asked to take extreme care and follow all site and contractor directions.

    Please check back here for updates on worksites and expected disruptions.  At this point we are anticipating no trial diversions, only Stop/Go but this will be assessed at each site to repair the flood damage shown in the examples detailed below.

  2. UPDATE 2/5/2021 - 'Take Care' Caution Advised as aresult of flood damage in early January and May this year. The Trail inspection on this section shows some minor/moderate scouring, ponding and under scoring but otherwise ride-able.  Some example photos of what to expect on the Trail as of this date...


   

 

  1. Rakis Tunnel - inside the Tunnel the Trail surface is very rutted and slippery.  Given that there is very little natural light here, we remind you to take a torch and not to attempt to ride through - play it safe - dismount and walk the 100m to the other end.
  2. There is a significant slip plus rock falls that cover the Trail before and after Rakis Tunnel...This will require extra attention and care to get past as the drop is significant.  Safety netting has now been put in place around this slip - please give the area as wide a berth as possible as the ground may still be unstable in the vicinity of the slip. WDC will be monitoring this closely to see whether the slip gets any worse.  If the it does worsen then a diversion down Peaks Road directly to Windsor, avoiding the Rakis Tunnel altogether, will be required - if you see a diversion in place, please follow the signs, as it is very likely the Trail is impassable and it is a long way (and a big hill climb) back from the Tunnel to Peaks Rd. to be able to continue to Windsor.

          

  3. A selection of the hazards that you will be required to carefully negotiate... (This is indicative only and not a complete list!).  

              

     

    Thanks for your patience as we work through the assessment and repair phase. We will keep you updated.

     

Section 9 / Alternative Route: Lake Tekapo to Twizel

  1. UPDATE 8/7/2021 - tree chipping and slash clean up operations are due to commence at the Pines Camp and Hayman Rd areas next week (12/7) for the next 2-3 weeks.  Some of this work is in the area of theTrail and will necessitate on site traffic management to ensure Trail user safety.  Please follow all instructions given - minimal delays to your journey may be required - please be safe and be seen to the operators in these two areas.
     
  2. The Alternative Route starting point has been moved to the Lakeside Car Park.  This is accessed off Hamilton Drive and SH8.  The route to Aorangi Crescent is all off road - please use the pedestrian path when crossing the bridge - pedestrians have priority! Images below of the new starting point signage and view up Lake Tekapo from that location. (See also the map of the new starting point below).

      


 

  1. The toilets at the Tekapo 4 Square are open.  The toilets at Lakeside Drive (opposite the campground) and beside footbridge are also open. The toilet beside the canal bridge below Tekapo A power Station is open. 

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PLEASE BE AWARE - Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail users need to be aware that erosion and washouts are a constant hazard and care should be taken.  As always, weather conditions can change quickly, so you will need to regularly check weather reports for updates and prepare for your trip accordingly.

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