Friday, 6 January 2012

Leg 11 Kurow to Tekapo Description

You are on the home stretch now and to reward you it is easy riding with just spectacular scenery as a distraction.

One small trick may remain as late last year the Kurow Bridge over the Waitaki River had daily closures (8pm to 7am?). Will try and confirm if the rolling closure still applies as timing your crossing will affect your choice of stay on your last night on the road.

The infamous (and rickety) Kurow Bridge
After crossing the bridge, hang a left into Hakataramea Valley Road and kick back for the long cruise up the valley to the saddle.

Hakataramea Pass
Cresting the top you will feast your eyes on the expanse of the Mackenzie Country below with Mt Cook prominent in the background.

Mackenzie Country

Downhill and then flat and on to Tekapo.

Welcome back!

Coast down the hill and back to the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shore of Lake Tekapo and give yourself a big pat on the back! (and a beer).

Hope you enjoyed the inaugural Great Southern Brevet.

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