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Friday 24 April

Day 7 – Aoraki Mount Cook to Lake Tekapo

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One of the most picturesque days on the bike riding through the Mackenzie Region which is renowned for remarkable turquoise lakes, green valleys and snow-capped mountains.

Activities & highlights

Today’s riding is a photographer’s delight, passing the pristine Lake Pukaki with soaring views of Aoraki Mount Cook. We’ll stop for lunch at a lavender farm before continuing our journey to Lake Tekapo via the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.

After arriving in Lake Tekapo you could go for a walk along the lake among the purple lupids to see the historical Church of the Good Sheppard, or kick off your shoes and enjoy your complimentary entry to the Tekapo Springs spa and pools.

Get settled for another dazzling night under the UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve in Lake Tekapo. If you’re lucky, you may experience the spectacular natural light show, the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis).

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail - Lake Pukaki

Photo by: Miles Holden

Route details

Alps to Ocean Trail
Ride: 103km | 776m elevation
Surface: Road and trail (Alps 2 Ocean Trail)

It’s the longest day we will have on the bike, but we’ll barely notice it with the spectacular scenery of the Mackenzie Region. We will travel to Lake Tekapo via the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.

Mt Cook to Lake Tekapo elevation map

What's included?

Premium

  • Breakfast, morning tea and lunch
  • Entry into Tekapo Springs
  • Room at Peppers Bluewater Resort

PremiumPLUS

  • Breakfast, morning tea and lunch
  • Entry into Tekapo Springs
  • Room at Peppers Bluewater Resort with upgrade to own bedroom

Accommodation

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Prepare for another night gazing at the stars at Peppers Bluewater Resort. Located in town, you will be a short stroll away from the lake and the Tekapo Springs. Rooms include kitchenette facilities, Wi-FI access and TV. 

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