Christchurch to Hornby Via Lyttelton, Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour & Dyers Pass 8,182 kms (includes 175kms from Melbourne to home which will happen when the bikes get back).

Mar 01, 2019

Well it’s official our New Zealand Adventure on the bikes has come to an end.

We rode to Lyttleton this morning for breakfast, a large functioning Port which has many quirky buildings and sweet little cottages close in the town reminiscent of years gone by and further out more modern ones. The road from there right around the waterfront by Governors Bay to Diamond Harbour is very lumpy and bumpy with land movement over time and winds up and down hills along the coastline somewhat reminiscent of the Great Ocean Road though narrower and was a lovely ride. From there it was up over the pass, find a car wash to get the bikes cleaned up then deliver them to PFT for shipping back home.  A little bit more of the tourist thing now without the bikes until we head home Sunday afternoon. Ahhh so soon a fond memory, nevertheless we are looking forward to family hugs when we get home! Have missed that.


The bikes in front of the Old Government Building now a Heritage Hotel. The OGB Bar is immediately behind the bikes.


The Port at Lyttelton, quite steep even though the pic doesn’t look like it. Lots of logs and containers and a cruise ship for good measure.


And one of countless pretty views as we progressed around the waterfront.


Lyttelton from our coffee spot many miles away from breakfast.


Quirky boat shed.


Communications tower on Dyers Pass.


Canterbury Plains to the mountains from Dyers Pass.


The last clean up before back in the container and home. Boo hoo!