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Old 07-02-2018, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Trans_NZ_South Island....5. Cromwell to Manapouri

Touring The Trans-NZ ADV Route _ North Island

Segment 1. CAPE REINGA / AHIPARA *** SPECIAL ***
Segment 2. AHIPARA TO WAIPU (3 options)
Segment 3. WAIPU TO CLEVEDON
Segment 4A-WESTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options +extras)
Segment 4B-EASTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options + Extras)
Segment 5. WOODVILLE TO WELLINGTON (photos by April 2019)


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

Segment 1. PICTON-TO-HANMER/CULVERDEN
Segment 2. HANMER/ CULVERDEN TO FAIRLIE
Segment 3. FAIRLIE TO NASEBY
Segment 4. NASEBY TO CROMWELL
Segment 5. CROMWELL TO MANAPOURI
Segment 6. MANAPOURI TO THE CATLINS (SOUTH COAST)



The Trans New Zealand ADV Touring Route...WHAT/WHY/HOW/WHERE?



General NZ info and links







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 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 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





MAP: https://goo.gl/pXgNnV



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


Cromwell




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

































-> The Remarkables











-> Skippers Canyon
























-> Coronet Peak







-> Queenstown


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Old 10-02-2018, 11:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Trans_NZ_South Island....5. Cromwell to Manapouri

************ 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


















B) Frankton Arm Tavern ~ 15km return opposite Frankton Motor Camp / Caravan Park/ Cabins etc.

MAP: https://goo.gl/BrVqJA

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
























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

MAP: https://goo.gl/vns4uf







photo courtesy of Whittaker Photography



+ Panoramico






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








Crown Range





Some cracker pics from Nev here -> click me



Treble Cone







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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











MAP: https://goo.gl/TjjhjD



Walter Peak Station to Mount Nicholas Station















-> Von Road

















-> 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!)









-> Manapouri




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IT SHOULDN'T BE MISSED!!

MILFORD SOUND RIDE





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)
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!






-> Mirror Lake










-> Hollyford Valley Lookout





-> Milford













-> Gunns Camp








-> Te Anau



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