Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

The view from the bottom of Lake Ohau  Ohau section OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 

Are you looking to complete the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail?  Omarama offers a central point to  complete the cycle way in sections.

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail stretchs 312 kms through the Mackenzie Basin and down the Waitaki Valley to Oamaru and the Pacific Ocean; beginning at the base of New Zealand’s highest peak and passing a number of glacial lakes while descending 780 metres to the  Pacific Ocean.

The trail will continue through The Mackenzie Basin, past Lake Ohau, Omarama, Otemetata, Lake Benmore, Lake Aviemore, Lake Waitaki, Kurow, Duntroon, past Elephant Rocks and Vanished World sites and into Oamaru.

The trail is divided into 8 sections:

Section 1: Aoraki Mount Cook Village to Braemar Station (37kms)

Section 2: Braemar Station to Twizel (45km)

Section 3: Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge (39km)

Section 4: Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama (42km)

Section 5: Omarama to Otematata(24km)

Section 6: Otematata to Kurow (43km)

Section 7: Kurow to Duntroon (27km)

Section 8: Duntroon to Oamaru (53km)

For the latest trail updates, photos, news, and stories please visit the official website: