LAKE BENMORE & BEYOND

Explore man-made and natural wonders in southern Canterbury on foot, by e-bike and from the comfort of a vehicle.

Up to 2 Guests

FULL DAY

10am - 5pm

35km e-bike distance

Easy Skill and Fitness

INCLUSIONS:

  • Pick up from The Lindis

  • Private guide 

  • Gourmet lunch with beverages

From The Lindis, you’ll drive to Omarama where there is an optional stop-off to see the impressive Clay Cliffs with its sharp pinnacles and narrow ridges. From Omarama, you’ll start your e-bike adventure with a gentle climb (13km/1hour) to Sailor’s Cutting. We’ll then drive to Benmore Dam, New Zealand’s largest earth dam which was built in the 1960’s. The dam resulted in the incredible, 75km2 Lake Benmore which you’ll also see on a moderate (2km return, 1-1.5 hour) hike. 

You will enjoy your expedition lunch at a scenic spot by the lake before jumping on the e-bikes to explore the edges of Lake Aviemore. There is lots to see and explore in this area so you can cycle for as long (or short) as you like, up to 22km (1.5 hours). This quiet road section is part of the Alps2Ocean bike trail and Lake Aviemore is a popular holiday spot with locals.

 

This is a very flexible trip, so talk to your guide about alternative options.  

The Lindis

Ahuriri Valley

1490 Birchwood Road

Ahuriri Valley 9412

+64 3 976 1589 

  • The Lindis
  • The Lindis

Paroa Bay Winery

Russell

31 Otamarua Rd,

Russell 0271,

Bay of Islands,

Sage Restaurant

+64 9 403 8270 

  • Paroa Bay Winery
  • Paroa Bay Winery

Chalet New Zermatt

Queenstown

Lot 10 Forestline Rise

Moke Lake Road

Queenstown 9300

+64 3 976 1589 

  • Chalet New Zermatt
  • Chalet New Zermatt

Mt Isthmus

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  • Mt Isthmus
  • Mt Isthmus