Before embarking on our recent cycle tour of New Zealand we were unaware of the problems the country is facing with regards its wildlife conservation and the extremely lengths being taken to continue to manipulate it.
One of the things about carrying everything you need to live for an unspecified amount of time on the road is that your traditional home just ain’t going to fit.
After spending a few months cycle touring both the North and South islands between December 2014 and April 2015 we have come up with our top ten tips for anyone else considering New Zealand for a future bike tour.
After a morning spend in Rogers workshop we got the new cassettes (11t-34t XT’s), chains and in my case chainring fitted and called the Bike Barn on Auckland’s seafront to arrange to pick up some bike box’s later that day.
After a lazy morning packing up the tent for the last time we collected up a whole load of freshly fallen feijoa and apples for lunch before leaving Tui Lodge for the last time.