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Coast to Coast NZ: Bike, Hike, Raft
This epic 4-day multi-activity tour takes you coast to coast from the Tasman Sea on the west, over the Southern Alps to the shores of the Pacific Ocean on the east. Discover NZ's most diverse and remote landscapes through dense rainforests, over rocky mountains, between towering gorges, and along rural plains by bike, foot and raft. The experienced guides will lead the way over the iconic Goat Pass and down the Waimakariri River Gorge - with a support vehicle never far away on the bike stages.
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration4 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance80.8 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance40.4 miles
Journey from west to east on a magnificent human-powered challenge of NZ's sublime South island. Dip your toes in the Tasman Sea to mark the start of your adventure and cycle through lush native bush and along the shores of Lake Brunner. Cross the Southern Alps via Goat Pass on a testing 30km hike and raft through the stunning Waimakariri River Gorge.
Descend from the mountains, biking along quiet rural roads to reach your final destination at New Brighton Pier and enjoy a celebratory soak in the newly opened He Puna Taimoana Brighton Hot Pools.
Discover character-filled towns, atmospheric accommodation and friendly welcomes on this classic Kiwi bucket-list adventure.
This trip is graded Moderate to Challenging. While much of this itinerary is moderate, the Goat Pass hike is challenging in an exposed alpine environment with sections of untracked trails, riverbeds and multiple river crossings. The sense of isolation and wilderness is a strong feature of this trip and the support vehicle is not available during the walk. To enjoy this epic trip, you need to be confident walking across uneven terrain and able to walk comfortably for up to 7-8 hours at a time (with breaks included) with some steep uphill sections.