Arrowtown (NZ Day 6)

Due to the bad weather in Milford sound, the road to Milford Sound was closed due to high risk of Avalanche.

Since we are at Arrowtown, we decided to a ride in the Arrowtown 5 bridge trail. We rented our bike from Better By Bike .

(Below text are adapted from Better By Bike trip itinerary)

After fitting our bikes and helmets, we were riding on the trail.

Our ride starts at our base in Dudley’s Cottage, Arrowtown. The entrance to the lovely willow-lined Arrow River (home of the goldrush in the 1800s).

Crossing five bridges, we zig-zag the chortling Arrow River.

There’s no shortage of photo opportunities, swimming holes and picnic spots along the river’s edge.

One of the most popular photo stops is midway across the awe-inspiring Southern Discoveries suspension bridge. A destination in itself, and what a view!

Yet another impressive feat of engineering, the breathtakingly graceful 80-metre Edgar Suspension Bridge looms dramatically above the river. From its midpoint, it is guaranteed to deliver gasps of appreciation at the view down the gorge.

Getting across busy State Highway 6 is a piece of cake via the Barfoot Tunnel – and onto a part of the trail which follows the original goldminers’ road.

Breathe in the thyme-scented mountain air as you make your way over the historic Kawarau Bridge, home of A J Hackett’s Bungy site, which is the final stop for the day.

The bicycle guys came to pick us up and in no time, we were back in Arrowtown.

We have a stroll at the Chinese Settlement, as the town used to be the gateway for Chinese settlers coming for the gold in the region.

We walked the streets of the little town and did a little shop around.

We went back to Queenstown, as our campervan had some issues. After some fixes, we were on our way to Wanaka.

We decided to spend 3 nights at Glendhu Bay Motor Camp, which is 10 mins drive from Wanaka. The reason for spending 3 nights here is because of the view of the lake and mountains from the park!

Lake View while cooking

Mountain view while playing a game

Lake View when having dinner

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