Nelson Great Taste & Golden Bay Cycle Tour

Nelson Great Taste & Golden Bay Cycle Tour
From NZD $1,895.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Amberley, North Canterbury
  • Product code: PPLTVP

Day 1 (approx. 50km ride in total)
Pick-up from Nelson mid-morning, cycle from Nelson to Rabbit Island to catch the ferry to Mapua for lunch overlooking the water. Enjoy the drive over the Takaka Hill and then bike from Uruwhenua on the central Takaka road to our Motel accommodation in Pohara close to the beach, dinner at a local restaurant tonight. LD

DAY 2 (approx. 35km ride

Bus to the start of the Heaphy Track, walk to the swing bridge and visit Browns Hut this is where you will start your cycling for the day.  Cycle to the Salisbury Bridge to look at a famous scene from LOTR film. Continue cycling to the famous Bainham Store for morning tea. The store has been in the same family for four generations, since it opened in 1928. Enjoy spending time looking at the well-stocked shelves and collection of fine china, try an expresso coffee or a pot of tea and freshly baked scone.  Next stop on your ride will be Courthouse Café in Collingwood. Take time out to explore Collingwood, the museum, sandy coastline or just relax viewing the scenery in a beautiful quite place of NZ. Enjoy a meal out tonight BLD

DAY 3 (approx. 48km ride in total) 

Begin cycling this morning from Pakawau north of Collingwood to the picturesque Wanganui Inlet area, enjoy lunch along the way at a café, continue cycling to the end of the road, then we return to Puponga to ride from there back to Collingwood with great views over the bay and estuaries. Dinner out tonight. BLD  

DAY 4 approx. 38km ride) 

Drive to Waikoropupu (Pupu) Springs to see for yourself the clearest spring water in the world. Enjoy the bush walk around the springs and read about the unique features of this special place. Then cycle through to Takaka for morning tea and a look around the township. We then cycle to the Anatoki Salmon farm to do some salmon fishing (you can pay to have your catch smoked to take home and enjoy later) and lunch.  After lunch we cycle to Pohara. Dinner is at a local beach restaurant. BLD

DAY 5 (approx. 33 km ride) 

Enjoy cycling from Kaiteriteri Beach to Mapua, along the Great Taste Cycle Trail, have lunch overlooking the water at Mapua wharf before busing to Nelson by 3pm when your tour ends. BL.