Our Recommendation: Day 1/Night 1 ( start Middlemarch finish Hyde)
From Middlemarch it’s a gentle 27km climb through the Strath Taieri Valley to Hyde. You will find Hyde Coffee Caravan & Store located in the main street, which is your only chance to refill your body before you cycle another 25km to Waipiata. Check the coffee Caravan is open if not take extra supplies for the days journey. A further 6km will take you to Tiroiti’s and then a further 14.5km to Kokonga or go a further 10.5km to Waipiata for some five accommodation choices.
Setting out from Middlemarch also provides the opportunity to visit the huge, fully operational Oceana Gold Mine on the outskirts of historic Macraes Flat. The hosts of Stanley’s Hotel at Macraes Flat providers transport solutions for guests staying in their accommodation.
The distance between towns ( Middlemarch to Clyde )
- Middlemarch to Hyde: 27km
- Hyde to Kokonga: 14.5km
- Kokonga to Waipiata: 10.5km
- Waipiata to Ranfurly: 8 km
- Ranfurly to Wedderburn: 13km
- Wedderburn to Oturehua: 12km
- Oturehua to Lauder: 23km
- Lauder to Omakau: 7km
- Omakau to Chatto Creek: 12km
- Chatto Creek to Alexandra: 17km
- Alexandra to Clyde: 8km