Waitaki Explorer

The Waitaki Explorer by E-Bike

Two Night Experience

Your journey will take you through much of the Waitaki Hydro scheme of lakes and rivers as well as scenic limestone country to the coast over 2 nights.

Day 1: Omarama to Otemetata

You’ll be picked up from your Oamaru accommodation (or elsewhere by prior arrangement) and we’re headed for Omarama. After a break at “The Wrinkly Rams” café it’s on your bikes and headed for the Hydro town of Otemetata.
A beautiful ride alongside Lake Benmore before ascending over the hill to Otemetata. You’ll stay in one of our selection of holiday houses and we’ll advise you of good options for your evening meal.

Day 2: Otemetata to Duntroon

The next morning you’ll head slightly north to go up and over the Benmore Dam – NZ’s second largest hydro station and NZ’s largest earth built dam. It’s then around Lake Aviemore and through to Kurow where you should take time to look through the town’s museum and grab a bite to eat.
You’ll continue from Kurow and have opportunity to do some wine tastings before heading through to Duntroon. We have a selection of very comfortable accommodation in Duntroon – you’ll enjoy the hospitality!

Day 3: Duntroon to Oamaru

The last day provides some amazing scenery as you traverse the countryside with suggested stops at The Vanished World Centre in Duntroon and then along the trail to Elephant Rocks.
On the way you’ll pass through an old railway tunnel and the beautiful Oamaru Public Gardens before arriving at the finish line at the Oamaru Harbour.

The above includes the following elements:

Quality Cycle Hire (Optional E-Bike) & all the required equipment

Omarama transport

Daily luggage shuttle

Evening meal in Duntroon

Breakfasts for two days

Our support & advice

Two nights accommodation

A2O Cycle Trail Official Partner

Other Services

For more details on the various support services head over to our tour support page. There you can see information on optional extras including child seats, trailers and cycles.