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Five Rivers Retreat
Five Rivers Retreat

Five Rivers Retreat is based 7km north of Lumsden and offers accommodation on a working farm in the heart of Northern Southland. It’s an ideal base for trout fishing with the Acton Stream and Oreti River nearby, and we are conveniently located across the road of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail access. Our home […]

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Athol Shop
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Athol shop is a locally owned and operated Cafe/General Store/Bar and Barbecue restaurant serving breakfast, world-famous Hoagie sandwiches all day and epic low and slow barbecue dinners at night. We also source as much produce from local suppliers, such as Welcome Rock Gardens in Garston and Wilderness Valley farms just out of Te Anau.  We […]

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Escape by Cycle
Escape by Cycle

Escape by Cycle is New Zealand’s premier cycle tour company. We run small-group, all-inclusive journeys on New Zealand’s best cycle trails, passing through some of the most amazing scenery in the country. With over 10 years of experience, we commit to delivering the best possible experience to our customers. The price includes all your meals, […]

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Athol Gallery

The Athol Gallery represents both established and new artists who have a deep connection to the local landscape and rural life. From majestic portrayals of stunning scenery to capturing the everyday beauty of rural activities, at Athol Gallery, we offer a diverse selection of quality artwork, including sculptural pieces, oil paintings, watercolours and printmaking. Our […]

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ROAR Coffee Roasters
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Eyre Mountains/Taka Ra Haka
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Explore the relatively undeveloped conservation park Eyre Mountains (Taka Ra Haka) which is comprised of over 65,000 hectares of open tops, tarns, river valleys and a rugged mountain range that climbs up to 2000 meters – the highest peaks in Southland outside of Fiordland. A great variety of flora and fauna call this area home, […]

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Around the Mountains Cycle Tours
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So, what are you waiting for? It’s time!

Map

A detailed look at the trail and all of the stops along the way.

Planning

Find everything you need for your adventure along the trail.

Supplies

There are several stops along the way for supplies.

Accommodation

From camping to motel to luxury stays, find all you need here.

Camping

Prepare to pitch your tent amidst picturesque campsites.

Eat and drink

The fuel to keep you pedalling, we’ve got it covered.

Bike hire

The most important piece of equipment, hire available here.

Things to do

There is plenty to explore off the proverbial beaten track.

Tour operators

We partner with the best of the best and have everything covered.

Transport providers

Assistance with getting yourself from one point to another.