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Dunedin to Twizel Via Port Chalmers, Alexandra & the Lindis Pass 7,492 kms

Feb 26, 2019

We thought today might be a little bit ordinary but oh my goodness it was an awesome ride and will be on our list for the group next year. We started with breakfast at Port Chalmers which was a quirky little spot then incredibly beautiful views as we wound away from there to the inland. The countryside passed through lots of farmland and climbed into rugged rocky outcrops and red tussock high country with beautiful climbing and sweeping roads and corners as we skirted along the Dunstan Dam.  Aaahh! We climbed to a height of 950m above sea level through the Lindis Pass and add snow on peaks in view and it was all kinds of wonderful and then we got to Twizel which had the top temperature for the South Island today of 22c and the hotel we stayed at about 11 years ago with Harry & Lorraine Heathcote. The town has grown in that time.
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Breakfast at Port Chalmers and yes that really is a container port down at the bottom of the hill.
 A great view from the cemetery…. which the road to the lookout went straight through. All kinds of quirky.
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And a view from the Lookout.
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Views in all directions on the road as we progress.
On the road views.
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An historic bridge on the way.
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A view of Clyde below the Dunstan Dam.
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Cromwell.
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Snow in view as we ride.
 
Last nights’ accommodation:

Beechwood Boutique Accommodation
842 George Street
Dunedin NZ 9016
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A lovely little venue punching well above its weight with beautifully presented units tastefully furnished and decorated and finished to a high standard. Comfortable bed and opportunities to sit and be comfortable as well as be self-contained if you wanted. Parking on site without charge and immaculately clean. Cheerful and helpful owners and unlimited Wi-Fi. Well done!


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