Get on your bike and hit the road.
This is by far the best way to see the countryside and experience NZ. We were fortunate to use the services of a fabulous bicycle tour company called Cycle Surgery.
This trip can be done at anytime. You will want the overcast days when you cycle 40kms. And it adds to the drama of the location. We have it on good authority that this trip is done by some in winter. They come for the ski season and decide to add a cycle journey into their experience.
If you wish to follow in our bicycle tracks, we highly recommend Cycle Surgery. The service we received and the southern hospitality was wonderful. Your luggage is picked up and delivered to the next residence without concern.