Friday, January 30, 1998

Wellington to Christchurch January 1998

Wellington to Nelson was our first cycle touring trip with our Tandem in the South Island. It is a fairly gentle 450km ride which offers plenty of places to explore and a bit of wilderness touring. We split the trip into 6 days, but the stretch over the Rainbow Station between St Arnaud, 80km, could be done in one day. This means you would not need to camp out and could use cabins, hostels, backpackers or B'n'B for accommodation. All of the places we visited are good places to spend a day or two if you had time.

Day 1: Wellington to Nelson, 128km
Day 2: Nelson to Brightwater, 30km
Day 3: Brightwater to St Arnaud, 80km
Day 4: St Arnaud to Coldwater Creek, 40km
Day 5: Coldwater Creek to Hanmer Springs, 40km
Day 6: Hanmer Springs to Christchurch, 137km

From Wellington to Christchurch...