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Auckland Cycle Touring Association

South Island Tour, 2006

Tekapo to Omarama

19 February, 2006



Shortly after leaving Tekapo, we dropped down to the road running alongside
the Tekapo - Pukaki Canal.  This is a private road : trucks, and most buses,
are banned.  And very few motorists have discovered it.  It has no hills - just gently
descending over about 25 km with some of the best scenery in NZ.

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John, Briar and Lesley cruising.

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All the way along here we were treated to stunning views of the Southern Alps
and Aoraki / Mt Cook.  

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Salmon Farm on the canal.

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The canal ends here before going down the penstocks to Lake Pukaki.

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Pat and Lesley approaching Twizel, and leaving our last views of Aoraki / Mt Cook

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Cool off time in the stream at the back of the Omarama camp.

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Wolfgang had bought 3 salmon at the farm on the canal and used them, along with
lots of other goodies, in a delicious meal he cooked for all of us at Omarama.
Thank you, Wolfgang.

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Photos John McK

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