On the advice of WCP, I’m starting a thread, seeking out advice and tips of all manner.
I’ve booked flights, flying into Wellington boxing day night, and flying home Monday 9th Jan from Queenstown. So I have 2 weeks to make my way to Queenstown.
I’m 90% sure I’ll be taking the straggler with front panniers and maybe some extra bike-packing add-ons (As I have everything ready to go already), but I also have the option potentially of a hardtail/bikepacking bags. Still deciding.
I am keen to check out Wellington, as I’ve heard good things about the city, but apart from that, I’ll be all South Island, and thinking West Coast.
I’d like to spare a day or 2 either side of riding to spend in Wellington and Queenstown, so I’m anticipating 10 riding days.
I’ve spoken with a few lovely people already, but now flights are booked, it’s time to get my plan on.
Many thanks and cups of camp coffee in advance