|I went cycle touring from Oamaru to Queenstown--almost 500km on minor roads across central Otago. Lots of big climbs and bleak moorland. Most places selling food were shut by the time I got there!|
Route: Day 1: Alps-to-ocean for 25km, Dansey's pass, stayed in Ranfurley.
Day 2: Lake Onslow, XC on backroads and paper roads to the Knobby range coach road to Alexandra.
Day 3: Clyde, Hawksburn road to the Nevis road, over to Nevis crossing, up the Nevis to Garston ski hut (welcome stop when I was knackered and wasn't going to make Mossburn in the light).
Day 4: I planned to ride to Walter peak and catch the ferry (TSS Earnslaw) over to Queenstown but I was too knackered so I took the easy option of the Kingston cycle track and SH6.