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glitch
07-02-2018, 05:33 PM
Touring The Trans-NZ ADV Route _ North Island

Segment 1. CAPE REINGA / AHIPARA *** SPECIAL *** (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6430)
Segment 2. AHIPARA TO WAIPU (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6432) (3 options)
Segment 3. WAIPU TO CLEVEDON (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6435)
Segment 4A-WESTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options +extras) (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6502)
Segment 4B-EASTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options + Extras) (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6503)
Segment 5. WOODVILLE TO WELLINGTON (photos by April 2019)


Touring The Trans-NZ ADV Route _ South Island...5334km

Segment 1. PICTON-TO-HANMER/CULVERDEN (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6424)
Segment 2. HANMER/ CULVERDEN TO FAIRLIE (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6425)
Segment 3. FAIRLIE TO NASEBY (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6426)
Segment 4. NASEBY TO CROMWELL (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6427)
Segment 5. CROMWELL TO MANAPOURI (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6428)
Segment 6. MANAPOURI TO THE CATLINS (SOUTH COAST) (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6429)



The Trans New Zealand ADV Touring Route...WHAT/WHY/HOW/WHERE? (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6423)



General NZ info and links (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6422)



http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/16/NZ_SI/SweetAs_380.JPG



PART 1: CROMWELL to QUEENSTOWN



NOTE: There are 2 boats that take a small number of bikes across from Queenstown to either Walter Peak Station or Mt. Nicholas Station.
In both cases it's up to the discretion of the skipper to make a final decision to carry motorcycles or not on a specific trip/ day or week...and how many per trip.
Capacity for the Lady Earnslow (https://www.realjourneys.co.nz/en/experiences/cruises/tss-earnslaw-steamship-cruises/) is about 5-8 bikes depending on size...cost about NZ$90 per bike incl. rider, one way.

Same price and leaving Queenstown from the same wharf is the Spirit of Queenstown Catamaran (https://www.southerndiscoveries.co.nz/queenstown/spirit-of-queenstown-scenic-cruise) which can accomodate 2-3 motorcycles depending on size + luggage.
The 2 stations are connected by the Von Road and about 6km apart

The crossing takes about 45mins and the 2 boats leave alternating hourly.





Cromwell -> Nevis Pass -> The Remarkables -> Skippers Canyon -> Coronet Peak -> Queenstown


http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_SI_09.jpg


MAP: https://goo.gl/pXgNnV



[please note that the Nevis Rd. is a SEASONAL road (closed early June to late Sept]


Cromwell

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-> Nevis Pass/ Nevis Road/ Nevis Station (you better like your water-crossings, there are LOTS of them!!)


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-> The Remarkables


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-> Skippers Canyon


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-> Coronet Peak

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-> Queenstown


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ/NZ_SI_2012_0863.JPG

glitch
10-02-2018, 11:57 AM
************ QUEENSTOWN SHORTS *************


Just a few quick "extras" around Queenstown (apart from the usual tourist stuff).



A) Ride along Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy/ Kinloch/ Greenstone Station ~240km return

MAP: https://goo.gl/6z1Jtk


http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_SI_11.jpg


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B) Frankton Arm Tavern ~ 15km return opposite Frankton Motor Camp / Caravan Park/ Cabins etc. (http://www.franktonmotorcamp.co.nz/)

MAP: https://goo.gl/BrVqJA

EXXXELLENT!! The place where the locals go....enuff said!!



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https://dougbroad.smugmug.com/South-Island-2016/i-BxXDRHT/0/X2/P1070441-X2.jpg



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C) Moke Lake/ Moke Creek/ Ben Lomond ~70km return (good campsite at top-end of lake)

MAP: https://goo.gl/vns4uf



http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_SI_13.jpg



photo courtesy of Whittaker Photography

https://www.queenstown.com/images/sobipro/entries/1385/img_moke-lake-misty-reflections-pete-whittaker-photography.jpg

+ Panoramico

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/80103049.jpg




D) Wanaka/ Treble Cone Ski Station ~ 210km return

MAP: https://goo.gl/zxG6XW


The Crown Range Twisties, Cardrona Pub, Wanaka and the incredible views from the Treble Cone Carpark......awesome day-trip with ~ 40km gravel




http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_SI_14.jpg



Crown Range

http://www.austouring.net/glitch/NZ_05/2/108.jpg

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ/NZ_SI_2012_0915.JPG

Some cracker pics from Nev here -> click me (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showpost.php?p=18149&postcount=1)



Treble Cone

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glitch
10-02-2018, 12:54 PM
PART 2: Walter Peak Station/ Mount Nicholas Station to Manapouri


Walter Peak Station/ Mount Nicholas Station -> Von Road -> Mavora Lakes -> Manapouri


Red = Lady Earnslow Steamer
Purple = Spirit of Queenstown Catamaran


http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_SI_10a.jpg



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MAP: https://goo.gl/TjjhjD



Walter Peak Station to Mount Nicholas Station


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-> Von Road


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-> Mavora Lakes


[keep going past the Camp area at North Mavora Lake for some usually good gravel along the shores to Careys Hut, NO further access from there!) (http://backcountrynz.com/Files/mavoralakespark.pdf)


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-> Manapouri

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http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/16/NZ_SI/SweetAs_385.JPG

glitch
11-02-2018, 04:03 PM
IT SHOULDN'T BE MISSED!!

MILFORD SOUND RIDE


http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_SI_16.jpg


MAP: https://goo.gl/55v4vT


Manapouri/ Te Anau -> Mirror Lake -> Hollyford Valley Lookout -> Milford -> Gunns Camp -> Te Anau

CRUCIAL:
A) GOOD WEATHER
B) INSECT REPELLENT (THE MORE DEET, THE BETTER) (http://www.bushttp://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ/NZ_SI_2012_0722a.JPGhman-repellent.com/bushman-ultra-deet-insect-mosquito-repellent.html)
C) LEAVE TE ANAU 6AM LATEST TO PREVENT A SLOW DEATH IN THE STINK OF THE TOURIST BUSES/4WD'S/KAYAKERS ETC.
D) BE PREPARED FOR A VERY FROSTY START TO THE DAY
E) FUEL AVAILABLE IN MILFORD!!
F) ABOUT ~260-300KM RETURN FROM/ TO TE ANAU/ MANAPOURI



Manapouri/ Te Anau ....EARLY START!


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/NZ_05/3/146.jpg



-> Mirror Lake


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-> Hollyford Valley Lookout


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-> Milford

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-> Gunns Camp


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-> Te Anau

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