Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Riding New Zealand - Queenstown to Glenorchy

The road from Queenstown out to Glenorchy is an absolute cracker. Its a very short ride at only 46kms but what a hoot of a road. It reminds me of the Great Ocean Rd but with much better views. It's a dead end as well so you will need to return the same way, what a shame to have to ride this again. We nearly didn't make the trip because it was late in the afternoon being around 4:30pm but i'm glad we did it.

The road out of Queenstown follows the shore line of Lake Wakatipu. It leaves the shore line briefly to go through a narrow forested section before returning to the lake again. Road surface here was excellent and was nice and wide except one section where it was single lane along a rockwall.

Before long the winding lake side views are over and you are coming into the small town of Glenorchy. There's not much here, a pub and cafe and not much else. It would be a nice place to over nighter and have beers......
It was just as much fun driving back to Queenstown as it was getting to Glenorchy. Oh how i wished for my R1 today.

Here is a short 1m 20sec video i made on the way back from Glenorchy. As you can see this is a sweet ass piece of tarmac.


3 comments:

  1. Another great peice of motocycling paradise.......If I had a R1 I wold be missing it to!

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  2. Nice road that one. There are mountainbike trails just off the side of the road along there and they are pretty sweet too.
    So when are you going back with a bike?

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  3. I would chose a different motorcycle (S Triple comes to mind), but heck what a nice piece of road.

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