Pre Tour Run Kaitaia to Cape Reinga and return, Thursday 22 October
This run from Kaitaia to Cape Reinga and return will be done on Thursday 22, for those who want to do this section of the run. The run can be done in an afternoon. You will need to indicate on the registration form if you would like to participate.
All participants starting the Tour in Kaitaia will gather in Kaitaia at 8.00pm for a briefing session. Venue to be advised.
Estimated return time and distance, 3 hours and 222 kms.
Day 1 of the 60th Tour. Friday 23 October 2015. Part A
A 9.00 am start will see the tour comfortably in Auckland in the early afternoon.
Lunch break and rest will be at Waipu.
If you are looking for a motel there are a number in Papakura and Drury which will make an easy start on Friday morning. Contact details for these motels will be listed on the Overnight Stops page.
4hours 40 mins, 370km.
Day 1 of the 60th Tour. Friday 23 October 2015. Part B
Waipu to Papakura.
You can choose either the toll road or the free route through Orewa and Silverdale.
There are many motels in and around Papakura and these are all close to our breakfast start point on Saturday.
These motels will be listed on the Overnight Stay page.
DS 60 Tour Day 2 Section B
Saturday 24 October 2015, Wairakei to Whanganui, overnight stop.
We will also be stopping at National Park and Horopito Motors. Overnight in Whanganui.
DS 60 Tour Day 3 Sunday 25 October 2015
Whanganui to Wellington.
Farewell to those only doing the North Island Section.
2 hours 35 mins, 195 kms
DS 60 Tour. Day 4 Monday 26 October 2015.
Wellington to Greymouth. Catching the 8.00am Bluebridge ferry from Wellington.
Total time 7 hours and 58 mins. Actual driving time is 4h 14 mins, 352 km
Overnighting in Greymouth
DS 60 Tour DAY 5 Tuesday 27 October
Greymouth to Wanaka.
Lunch at Haast. Overnighting in Wanaka.
5h 33m, 459 km.
DS 60 Tour Day 6. Wednesday 28 October
Wanaka to Bluff via Arrowtown and Queenstown.
Lunch at Bluff.