28 October 2009

Services List

Planning and enjoying your ride is going to depend a lot on wise use of the services along the way. So here's the start of a list of them. What you still need to find out is when they open & close, what they offer (and at what cost), and if bookings are required.

Chances are that you'll get to a small town just after closing time at some stage in your ride. If you are in tour mode (riding well within your limits) you might have the energy necessary to push on to the next town. But if you plan to ride into the small hours, you'll want to have a sleeping bag and spare rations tucked away.

Please let us know if there are services en route that are missing from the list.
If you want the contact details for these businesses a google search, or call to the local info centre or 018 directory should do the trick.
Note that most towns also have a service station.

I'm not sure how cutting and pasting an Excel file is going to work - it looks great before I press post (which makes me very nervous). If it's crap, email me and I'll send you the file.

Distance Location Services
0 km Blenheim all
Waikawa dairy
58 Picton food, accom
Momorangi cafe
Linkwater service station
89 Havelock food, accom
Canvastown hotel
Pelorus Bridge cafe
143 Nelson all
Stoke all, ex hospital
Richmond all, ex hospital
Brightwater food
Wakefield food
233 St Arnaud food, accom
297 Murchison food, accom, hospital
Maruia cafe, accom
373 Springs Junction cafe, accom
416 Reefton all
Big River hut
491 Blackball hotel, accom
553 Jacksons hotel
Otira hotel
588 Arthurs Pass food, accom
Bealy hotel
Flock Hill station food, accom
Springfield food, accom
679 Sheffield food
Wharfedale hut
Hurunui hotel
Culverden shops, hotel
859 Hanmer Springs all, ex hospital
Awatere Valley B&B
1064 km Blenheim all