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The following changes and errors have been found since printing the guides.



GENERAL

PROFILES: A word of warning about the profiles. Check the elevation scale on the left as they vary from graph to graph. This is because those with a large variation would take up half a page, something I wanted to avoid.
Any suggestions to maintain the same scale throughout would be gratefully accepted! One is to keep all the scales in the same section the same, ie: three sections 1a 1b & 1c would be all the same.

CYCLE SHOPS: Changes to the location, names and existence of many cycle shops have occurred since going to print. It is recommended readers check the accuracy of the listing before making contact.

WATER: Reference to water at DoC camp sites or other such places does not mean it is suitable for drinking without proper treatment - even if it comes out of a tap!


NORTH ISLAND THIRD EDITION (Starting SEPTEMBER 2007)

The latest updates are at the beginning and work down in time.
The dates when each set of updates were made is indicated and corresponds with dates in the book.

Click here to go to the South Island updates

Contents Page: Some of the page numbers on the map are wrong on the first couple of hundred books. The main corrections are as follows:
1) page number for the route between Taupo and Napier should be Page 29, not Page 52.
2) page number for the route between Rotorua and Wairoa should be Page 47, not Page 29.
3) a couple of minor errors are south of Napier.

The map with correct page numbers is reprinted below.

Page number reference map

December 2007


NORTH ISLAND SECOND EDITION (Starting SEPTEMBER 2001)

The latest updates are at the beginning and work down in time.
The dates when each set of updates were made is indicated and corresponds with dates in the book.

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AUGUST 2006 REPRINT

VARIOUS: Transport - All remaining long distance passenger trains between Auckland and Wellington will stop operating at the end of September.

August 2006

VARIOUS: Transport - All remaining long distance passenger trains between Auckland and Wellington continue to operate beyond the end of September. It seems the threat to end services was a cynical attempt by the Australian-owned company to extract more subsidises from the NZ government.

October 2006

BOOK COVER: The commercially printed covers have all been used up earlier than planned, so I'm experimenting with a new home-made laminated one. Hence the difference to the earlier North Island books. So please forgive me if they don't come out right! The inside is the same.

Page 31: RAETIHI - PIPIRIKI - WANGANUI: The Whanganui River Road still has 23km of gravel.

Page 43: HICKS BAY - GISBORNE: Services - TIKITIKI the hotel no longer exists but camping is still permitted and the RSA is reported to do bar meals. Also the backpacker hostel is 8km east of Tikitiki on Rangitukia Road. Also...
ANAURA BAY the DoC camping site does not have toilets, but there is a regular motor camp at the southern end of the bay.

February 2007


AUGUST 2005 REPRINT

Pages 20 & 38: AUCKLAND - PAEROA - WAIHI: Services - PAEROA add motor camp.

Page 39: TAUPO - HAMILTON: Services - PUTARURU add motor camp.

Page 41: ROTORUA - OPOTIKI: Services - ROTOMA add motor camp.

Page 43: HICKS BAY - GISBORNE: Services - TE ARAROA the motor camp is 6km from the town, at the bottom of the big hill from Hicks Bay.

May 2006

Page 23: WHITIANGA - WAIHI: Services - Both WHITIANGA & WHANGAMATA - Add supermarket.

Page 24: WAIHI - TAURANGA: Services - KATIKATI - Add supermarket.

Page 31: RAETIHI - KAKATAHI - WANGANUI: Services - KAKATAHI: the backpacker hostel 3 km south has closed but the YMCA camp has accommodation at RAUKAWA FALLS, about 1km south of the falls, 4km north of the store.

February 2006

PAGE 24: PAEROA - WAIHI: Servcies - KARANGAHAKE - Add backpacker hostel.

PAGE 50: NAPIER: Attractions - Pania of the Reef statue that has graced the foreshore for 50 years went walk-about and mysteriously disappeared one dark night in October 2005. She was found a few days later having a quiet sleep in someone's shed!

PAGE 32: RAETIHI - WHANGANUI RIVER - WANGANUI: Gradients - There are plans to have all the road tar-sealed by the end of 2006.

PAGE 66: STRATFORD - TAUMARUNUI: Services - TAHORA LOOKOUT: The tearooms also has limited tent sites and 2 cabins.

December 2005


AUGUST 2004 REPRINT

VARIOUS PAGES - All Pack n Pedal bikeshops except in Wellington have closed and will probably not re-open.

PAGE 15: WAIPOUA FOREST - KAITAIA: Options - ALTERNATIVE ii KOHUKOHU - BROADWOOD - KAITAIA. Add bkpr hostel at BROADWOOD.

PAGE 23: WHITIANGA - WAIHI: Services - WHENUAKITE: (between Coroglen and Tairua on SH25) Add motor camp (incl backpacker accom).

PAGE 43: OPOTIKI - GISBORNE: Services - TOLAGA BAY add backpacker hostel.

September 2005

PAGE 18: PAIHIA - WHANGAREI - BRYNDERWYN: Services - WHANGAREI: has one less motor camp and nearby NGUNGURU (22km north East) has also lost its motor camp.

PAGE 19: PAIHIA - WHANGAREI - BRYNDERWYN: - Alternative ii - WAIPU - MANGAWHAI - WELLSFORD Services - WAIPU COVE has 2 motor camps both now with cabins. Also MANGAWHAI now has tearooms.

PAGE 21: THAMES - COROMANDEL - WHITIANGA: Services - KUAOTUNU: 1 of the 2 motor camps has closed.

PAGE 23: WHITIANGA - WAIHI: - Services - WHITIANGA: 2 motor camps have closed.

PAGE 24: WHITIANGA - WAIHI: Alternative: WHITIANGA - HAHEI & HOT WATER BEACHES - WHENUAKITE The motor camp at Hot Water Beach has closed and the future of the one at Cook's Beach is uncertain.

PAGE 45: GISBORNE - OPOTIKI: Services: MATAWAI - the motor camp key is at the tearooms.

PAGE 49: GISBORNE - MORERE - WAIROA: - Side Trip: NUHAKA - MAHIA PENINSULA the motor camp at OPOUTAMA BEACH has closed.

PAGE 69: NEW PLYMOUTH - HAMILTON - AUCKLAND: Services - OTOROHANGA now has a supermarket.

May 2005

PAGE 41: ROTORUA - WHAKATANE: Services - TIKITERE (Hell's Gate) The motor camp doesn't exist any more.

PAGE 43: HICKS BAY - GISBORNE: Profile, between Te Araroa and Tikitiki is one more hill of about 100 m, the Gradients sub-section is correct.

PAGE 48: WAIROA - GISBORNE: The profile's distance line - Wairoa = Gisborne (Start) and Gisborne = Wairoa (End)! Everything else is in the correct location.

PAGE 56: NAPIER - WELLINGTON: Attractions - betweeen Carterton and Martinborough is Stonehenge Aotearoa. A specially built structure that combines ancient technologies:- The obelisk, developed by the Mesopotamians (c. 6000 BC); Stone circles found throughout Europe (c 3000 BC); A Polynesian star compass which was developed in south-east Asia (c. 3000 BC).

PAGE 71: SH2 between the junctions of SH1 and SH27 is the most dangerous stretch of highway in NZ.

February 2005

PAGE 17: KAITAIA - PAIHIA: Services - TAIPA The motor camp has closed.

PAGE 32: ALTERNATIVE: RAETAHI - WANGANUI: Services - RANANA Kauika campground (showers, toilets, kitchen, no cabins), check it is open at Raetahi or Wanganui.

PAGE 33: BULLS - NATIONAL PARK: Services - UTIKU the hotel has closed.

PAGE 53: NAPIER - WOODVILLE: Services - WOODVILLE the motor camp should be - domain camping (no kitchen, cabins or lounge).

November 2004


SEPTEMBER 2003 REPRINT

PAGE 19: PAIHIA - BRYNDERWYN: Alt - MANGAWHAI HEADS add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 33: BULLS - NATIONAL PARK: Services -OHINGAITI add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 50: WAIROA - NAPIER: Services - KOTEMAORI add bkpr hostel (3km NE on SH2).

PAGE 64: WANGANUI - NEW PLYMOUTH: Services - MANUTAHI add takeaways.

PAGE 73: RAGLAN - AUCKLAND: Services - GLEN MURRAY add bkpr hostel.

July 2004

PAGE 68: NEW PLYMOUTH - TE KUITI: Services - NEW PLYMOUTH the information centre has moved to Puke Ariki, 1 Ariki Street, tel: (06) 759 0863 and the old place has closed.

PAGE 8: AUCKLAND: Directions - Bikes now cost $1 on the suburban rail network and are only permitted on trains if they are not busy. The central station has closed and replaced by a new Britomart Station, near the bottom end of Queen Street.

In recent years the rail network has become run down so it isn't as good as it could be. Money is now being spent on upgrading the facilities but it is a slow process and will take a long time to reach acceptable standards.

PAGE 25: TAURANGA - ROTORUA: Gradients - The Tauranga Direct Road between Tauranga and Rotorua is now all tar-sealed. (thank you to Gerda and Maurik for this information)

November 2003


AUGUST 2002 REPRINT

PAGE 21: THAMES - WHITIANGA: Services - WHANGAPOUA the store has caravans for hire.

PAGE 29: ROTORUA - TAUPO: Services - WAIOTAPU does not have a motor camp but there are tearooms at the thermal park.

PAGE 30: TAUPO - NATIONAL PARK Beware of bees between Turangi and National Park.

PAGE 32: NATIONAL PARK - PIPIRIKI - WANGANUI: Profile - The distance from PIPIRIKI to A) RIVER VIEW is 8.5km and to B) HIRUHARAMA: (Jerusalem) is 12km.

PAGE 38: ROTORUA - TIRAU: Services - TAPAPA the store has closed.

PAGE 55: WOODVILLE - WELLINGTON: Services - PAHIATUA: the bicycle shop has closed.

PAGE 73: RAGLAN - AUCKLAND: Services - GLEN MURRAY has shop in the petrol station and like at NAIKE it is closed on Sunday.

PAGE 66: STRATFORD - TAUMARUNUI: Attractions - The WHANGAMOMONA area is a republic (have your passports ready). The current president is a small unknown dog, formerly it was a goat who sadly died!

PAGE 66: HAWERA - OPUNAKE - NEW PLYMOUTH: Profile - The letters indicating the locations on the profile are the wrong way round!

June 2003

PAGE 34: BULLS - NATIONAL PARK: Services - TAIHAPE now has a supermarket.

PAGE 64: WANGANUI - HAWERA: Services - WAVERLEY now has tearooms.

PAGE 66: STRATFORD - TAUMARUNUI: Services - WHANGAMOMONA now has tearooms.

April 2003

PAGE 15: WAIPOUA FOREST - KAITAIA: Services - KOHUKOHU: tearooms have opened.
And in Attractions - At Waimamaku is NZ's smallest brewery.

PAGE 16: WAIPOUA FOREST - KAITAIA: Link Road i OPONONI - KAWAKAWA
The distance should be 88 km not 67 km. Opononi - Kaikohe 55 km, Kaikohe - Kawakawa 33 km.
Also in Services - WAIMA: The tearooms and takeaways have closed and at
TAHEKE: The store has also closed.

January 2003

PAGE 15: WAIPOUA - KAITAIA: ALTERNATIVE ii: contains 3 climbs; especially the one between Herekino and Ahipara is steep. Herekino pub is 1.5 kms off the road.

PAGE 64: WANGANUI - NEW PLYMOUTH: Services - STRATFORD - New address of the Information Centre is Prospero Place, Miranda St., about 20m west of the new glockenspiel.

PAGE 15: WAIPOUA FOREST - KAITAIA: Alternative ii - At AHIPARA is 1 new backpacker hostel.

PAGE 21: AUCKLAND - THAMES: At Thames add 1 backpacker hostel.

PAGE 22: THAMES - WHITIANGA: Alternative - There is a new backpacker hostel on 309 Road.

PAGE 53: NAPIER - WOODVILLE: Services - WAIPUKURAU -There is a new backpacker hostel.

October 2002


SEPTEMBER 2001 PRINTING

PAGE 11: AUCKLAND - HELENSVILLE - BRYNDERWYN: SERVICES - HELENSVILLE: now has a supermarket.
KAIWAKA also has tearooms, (also find Kaiwaka in 2a Alternative).

PAGE 13: BRYNDERWYN - WAIPOUA: SERVICES - MATAKOHE: has a motor camp and the store has closed.
DARGAVILLE: delete 65 from Info centre address, it has moved but is still on the same road. Also there are 2 motor camps, 1 at Bayley's Beach.
WAIPOUA FOREST: DoC motor camp has cabins.

PAGE 15: WAIPOUA - KAITAIA: SERVICES - RAWENE: the motor camp has closed.
MANGAMUKA BRIDGE: dairy/takeaways has closed.
PAMAPURIA: It is a store instead of an orchard stall.

PAGE 16: WAIPOUA - KAITAIA: LINK ROAD ii: after Mangamuka Bridge add -
UMAWERA: Shop/tearooms in petrol station.
SIDE TRIP i: Before Pukenui add - WAIPAPAKAURI: pub and
WAIPAPAKAURI BEACH: motor camp (5km off SH 1).
NGATAKI: Rawara is a Beach.
WAITAKI LANDING: should be Dairy/tearooms/motor camp/pub.

PAGE 17: KAITAIA - PAIHIA: SERVICES - AWANUI: also has tearooms.
HARURU FALLS: is now Dairy, motor camp 2, hotel, motel 2.

PAGE 19: PAIHIA - BRYNDERWYN: ALTERNATIVE i: The sealed coastal road is 75 km not 65 km.
OAKURA BAY: is now - dairy, takeaways, motor camp (1 km N), motel/motor camp.

PAGE 21: THAMES - WHITIANGA: SERVICES - WAIOMU: add dairy.
Then add - TE MATA: cabins. then WAIKAWAU: picnic area. Finally at...
KUAOTUNU: add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 22: THAMES - WHITIANGA: GRADIENTS - SH25 over Whangapoua Hill is now all tar-sealed.

PAGE 30: TAUPO - NATIONAL PARK: SERVICES - After Motutere Bay add -
MISSION BAY: picnic area (tables).
MOTUOAPA: add - takeaways.
JUNCT SH47/47a, change to - JUNCT SH46/47: Tearooms/takeaways, cabins (also tent sites).

PAGE 33: BULLS - NATIONAL PARK: SERVICES - OHINGAITI: delete tearooms.
After which add - FLAT HILLS: tearooms.
MANGAWEKA: the store and backpacker has closed.
IRIRINGI: picnic area, add - (tables).

PAGE 35: NATIONAL PARK - TE KUITI: SERVICES - ONGARUE: the store has closed so delete and replace with -
MAPIU: Store/tearooms.
HIGHWAY PROFILE has changed - B) MANUNUI was in the wrong place, it is about 5km before Taumarunui.

PAGE 36: TE KUITI - ROTORUA: SERVICES - BENNEYDALE: tearooms have closed.
ATIAMURI: add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 38: ROTORUA - TIRAU - PAEROA: SERVICES - TIRAU: There is no motor camp.
MATAMATA: There is no motor camp.

PAGE 39: TAUPO - TIRAU - HAMILTON: The heading, 17b) Link iv should be - 7c) Link iv.
SERVICES - ATIAMURI: add bkpr hostel.
TIRAU: There is no motor camp.

PAGE 41: ROTORUA - OPOTIKI: SERVICES - WHAKATANE: Add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 42: OPOTIKI - HICKS BAY: LINK ROAD: LAKE ANIWHENUA - Add informal camping.
OMAIO - Add Store/tearooms.

PAGE 43: HICKS BAY - GISBORNE: Services - TIKITIKI - Delete Dairy/tearooms.
B) RUATORIA - Delete bkpr hostel.
TE PUIA SPRINGS - Add takeaways, hotel (incl camping).
TOKOMARU BAY - Add dairy/motor camp.
F) TATAPOURI - Change to E) TATAPOURI.
H) OKITU - Change to F) OKITU.
GRADIENTS - Note: increasing numbers of logging trucks are making their presence felt as pine plantations mature.

PAGE 46: OPOTIKI - PAENGAROA - ROTORUA: SERVICES - WHAKATANE - Add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 47: ROTORUA - WAIROA: SERVICES - MURUPARA The motor camp has closed.
ROSIE BAY - DoC Camping (toilet, water, table) change to picnic area (toilet, table).
E) KOKAKO should be E) TUAI: and add - Alt 300m, Store, tearooms, motor camp.
GRADIENTS - Gravel starts at Te Whaiti and ends at Tuai not Kokako.

PAGE 49: GISBORNE - WAIROA: ALTERNATIVE: FRASERTOWN - Delete bkpr hostel.

PAGE 50: WAIROA - NAPIER: HIGHWAY PROFILE needs editing.... SERVICES -
Delete C) DEVILS ELBOW picnic area.
Change D) WHITE PINE to C) WHITE PINE
Change E) TANGOIO to D) TANGOIO
NAPIER - Transport: delete Train to/from Wellington.
GRADIENTS: (end of 1st paragraph) - Add "Busy with large trucks."

PAGE 52: TAUPO - NAPIER: SERVICES - NAPIER delete "see page 53".
WOODVILLE Transport: delete Train to/from Wellington,

PAGE 55: WOODVILLE - WELLINGTON: SERVICES - CARTERTON - Delete bkpr hostel.

PAGE 56: WOODVILLE - WELLINGTON: SERVICES - F) KAITOKE - DoC Camping (water, toilet, table), change to - DoC style camping. Also the YHA hostel has closed so delete.
ATTRACTIONS: (1st sentence) - Add "At the northern end of the Tararua Ranges is the impressive Manawatu Gorge, above which can be seen one of NZ's first windfarms."
(at beginning of last paragraph), add - "Some scenes in the Lord of the Rings films were shot on location here."

PAGE 57: WOODVILLE - WELLINGTON ALTERNATIVE ii: RIMUTAKA INCLINE (last sentence), add - "The pine plantation has been almost completely cleared on the Wellington side."

PAGE 58: WELLINGTON: SERVICES - WELLINGTON CENTRAL - Delete Penny Farthing Cycles.

PAGE 62: WOODVILLE - WANGANUI: ATTRACTIONS: (2nd sentence) Add "One of NZ's first windfarms can be seen to the south."

PAGE 64: WANGANUI - STRATFORD - NEW PLYMOUTH: SERVICES - STRATFORD i: Broadway South (info centre moved) to the Pero Centre.
ATTRACTIONS: (3rd paragraph, 4th sentence) Add - Stratford also has a new glockenspiel, the 1st in NZ, and very nice it is too!!

PAGE 66: STRATFORD - TAUMARUNUI: SERVICES - WHANGAMOMONA - Domain camping, add (cheap cabins).
between TAHORA LOOKOUT & TANGARAKAU GORGE - Add TAHORA: farm motor camp (at Tangarakau, 6km off SH43).
GRADIENTS: (last sentence) - Add "There is about 13km of gravel remaining between Tahora and Tangarakau Gorge."
ATTRACTIONS: Add - The Matemateonga track can be accessed near Te Wera.

PAGE 66: HAWERA - OPUNAKE - NEW PLYMOUTH: Locations in heading are the wrong way round.
SERVICES - A) OAKURA - Delete bkpr hostel.
between C) WAREA & OKATO - Add STONEY RIVER: Hotel.
D) PUNGAREHU - Delete Dairy, add picnic area.

PAGE 67: HAWERA - OPUNAKE - NEW PLYMOUTH: ATTRACTIONS - add "SH45 is now known as "Surf Highway" due to the many surfing beaches nearby."

PAGE 68: NEW PLYMOUTH - TE KUITI: SERVICES - G) MOKAU Food: all types of outlets except supermarket, change to - Store, tearooms/takeaways.
AWAKINO Dairy/tearooms, hotel, motel, change to Hotel/tearooms, motel.
MOHOENUI Delete Store.
After H) AWAKINO GORGE, add - MONGATOA & PAEMAKO Scenic Reserves: picnic area.

PAGE 70: TE KUITI - NGARUAWAHIA: ALTERNATIVE - WHATAWHATA Add shop in petrol station.

PAGE 71: NGARUAWAHIA - AUCKLAND: SERVICES - C) MERCER Add takeaways
GRADIENTS: Add - Note: Major road works south of Mercer continue on SH1 and will do for some time.

PAGE 72: AWAKINO - RAGLAN: SERVICES - TE ANGA - Add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 73: RAGLAN - AUCKLAND: SERVICES - RAGLAN Motor camp, change to Motor camp 2 (1 at Ranui Beach),
A) TE UKU - Change Store to Store/tearooms.
after B)MANGAPIKO STREAM - Add NAIKE: shop in petrol station.
PUKEKAWA: store, change to shop in petrol station, add farm bkpr hostel (3km from village).
GRADIENTS: Go left onto SH 23, 6km beyond Te Uku. The 5km of gravel road south of Waingaro Springs will soon be sealed, change to - Go left onto SH22, there is 5km of gravel left before Waingaro Springs.

July 2002

PAGE 36: TE KUITI - ROTORUA: & PAGE 39: TAUPO - HAMILTON: Services - ATIAMURA add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 72: AWAKINO (New Plymouth) - RAGLAN: In the Services A) should be D) B) should be C, C) should be B), D) should be A). This is only in the first few books.

December 2001


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December 2007


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The dates when each set of updates were made is indicated and corresponds with dates in the book.


AUGUST 2006 REPRINT

PAGE 12: PICTON - KAIKOURA: Services - SEDDON: add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 29: REEFTON - INANGAHUA JUNCTION: Add INANGAHUA BRIDGE: bkpr hostel.

PAGE 63: WESTPORT - KAWATIRI: Services - BERLINS: add bkpr hostel. Also...
INANGAHUA JUNCTION: The bkpr farm hostel has closed.

PAGE 22: DUNEDIN - RANFURLY: Services - WAIPIATA: Seasonal farm hostel has closed.

August 2006

BOOK COVER: The commercially printed covers have all been used up earlier than planned, so I'm experimenting with a new home-made laminated one. Hence the difference to the North Island and earlier South Island books. So please forgive me if they don't come out right! The inside is the same.

January 2007


AUGUST 2005 REPRINT

PAGE 15: KAIKOURA - WAIAU - CULVERDEN: Services - ROTHERHAM the hotel has tent sites.

PAGE 19: OAMARU - DUNEDIN: Services - PALMERTON the motor camp 3km south has closed.

PAGE 41: QUEENSTOWN - INVERCARGILL: Services - ATHOL the motor camp has no kitchen.

PAGE 55: WANAKA - HAAST: Services - HAAST it is possible to camp at the lodge.

PAGE 57: HAAST - FRANZ JOSEF: Services - JACOBS RIVER the motel also has tentsites.

PAGE 64: MURCHISON - SPRINGS JUNCT: Link Road - MARUIA SETTLEMENT The tearooms have reopened but not the store and bkpr hostel. There is also a motel.

PAGE 67: NELSON - COLLINGWOOD: Services - MAPUA add Store and tearooms.

PAGE 71: NELSON - PICTON: Services - LINKWATER add motor camp 2km on Kenepuru Road.

May 2006

PAGE 22: DUNEDIN - MIDDLEMARCH - RANFURLY: Services - HYDE A tearooms/backpacker hostel/tent sites has opened in the old Hyde Hotel.

PAGE 10: CHRISTCHURCH - The Lyttelton Tunnel is prohibited to cyclists and bikes are not allowed on buses. To get there you need to go over one of the Port Hills passes.

PAGE 11: CHRISTCHURCH - AKAROA: Services - MOTUKARARA add Domain camping (toilets, water, table). Motukarara is the mid-point of a rail trail being developed that runs between HORNBY (CHCH) - LINCOLN - MOTUKARARA - LITTLE RIVER. Part of it will be open some time in 2006.

Also ATAAHUA add Domain camping (toilets, water, table, shelter, tennis).

PAGE 19: OAMARU - DUNEDIN: - ALTERNATIVE ii - KAKANUI COAST at KAKANUI add a backpacker hostel.

January 2006


AUGUST 2004 REPRINT

PAGE 38: OMARAMA - QUEENSTOWN: Services - TARRAS Camping at the school is no longer possible!

PAGE 84: LINK: MURCHISON - SPRINGS JUNCTION: Services - MARUIA SETTLEMENT the Store/tearooms/bkpr hostel has closed again - but it might re-open!

PAGES 30 &: 58 Services - KUMARA JUNCTION (19km south of Greymouth) Seasonal bkpr hostel (also camp sites) in the old school, open Nov - April.

PAGE 11: CHRISTCHURCH - AKAROA: SIDE TRIP iv LE BONS BAY The motor camp has closed.

PAGE 18: TIMARU - DUNEDIN: Services - HAMPDEN The bkpr hostel may have closed.

April 2005

PAGE 12: PICTON - KAIKOURA: Services - KAIKOURA now has a supermarket.

PAGE 29: GREYMOUTH - ARTHUR'S PASS: Services - OTIRA add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 31: ARTHUR'S PASS - CHRISTCHURCH: Services - FLOCK HILL lodge - expect unhygienic conditions.

PAGE 60: GREYMOUTH - WESTPORT: Services - RUNANGA add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 67: NELSON - COLLINGWOOD: Services - TAKAKA supermarket is open only 5 days.

PAGE 44: TE ANAU - INVERCARGILL: Services - OREPUKI the hostel has closed.

January 2005


SEPTEMBER 2003 REPRINT

PAGE 39: OMARAMA - CROMWELL: Attractions - Just South of Tarras is a track going up to Bendigo, a ghost town from the gold rush era, shortly before new Lake Dunstan. Here also is Bendigo Station, home of the world famous Shrek, the shy unshorn, shaggy sheep. Rumour has it he was hiding from the farmer!

PAGE 47/48: INVERCARGILL - CATLINS - BALCLUTHA: Gradients - The 21 km of gravel remaining between Waikawa Harbour turn-off and Papatowai is scheduled to be completely tar-sealed by the end of 2004.

July 2004

PAGE 36: GERALDINE - OMARAMA: Options - Side Trip i - Lake Tekapo to Lake Alexandrina, the gravel road is now tar-sealed.

PAGE 49: DUNEDIN - ROXBURGH - QUEENSTOWN: Services - ROXBURGH i:120 Scotland St Tel: 4468 920.

November 2003


JANUARY 2003 REPRINT

PAGE 34: GERALDINE - OMARAMA: Gradients - Between Geraldine and Fairlie the 5 km narrow, winding climb to the Farm Barn and Mt Michael is through the Pusey Gorge.

PAGE 55: QUEENSTOWN - CARDRONA - WANAKA: Attractions - Between Cardrona and Wanaka is an interesting bra fence!

PAGE 56: WANAKA - HAAST: Services - WANAKA: There is an information centre on the lake front as well as at the DoC information centre.

PAGE 67: NELSON - GOLDEN BAY: Services - MOTUEKA: A visitor information centre is at Wallace St., tel: 528 6543 for tours, and DoC, Cnr High & King Edward Sts., tel: 528 9117 for tramping.

PAGE 68: NELSON - GOLDEN BAY: RIWAKA - MARAHAU Side trip - Distance 15 km via KAITERITERI (takeaways/motor camp, motel) and the coast, 12 km by the inland route, both are hilly, narrow and winding and arrive at MARAHAU: (takeaways, motor camp, bkpr hostel) is at the southern entrance of Abel Tasman National Park.

June 2003

PAGE 34: GERALDINE - OMARAMA: Services - LAKE TEKAPO: Pedallers' Paradise cyclists accommodation has closed. It will only reopen if suitable premises can be found in Christchurch.

PAGE 46: INVERCARGILL - BALCLUTHA: Services - CLINTON: Add Store, backpackers and the hotel also has motel units, delete takeaways.

PAGE 66: KAWATIRI JUNCTION - HOPE SADDLE - NELSON: Services -
KAWATIRI JUNCTION: picnic area is also a DoC camping and has toilets.
HOPE SADDLE: picnic area has a shelter, toilet and table.
WAKEFIELD: replace the dairy with tearooms.
In Gradients the descent from Spooners Saddle to Belgrove is 300m in 6+ km.

May 2003

PAGE 58: FRANZ JOSEF - GREYMOUTH: Services - LAKE WAIHOPA should be LAKE WAHOPA. Between PUKEKURA and ROSS a backpacker hostel has opened at KAKAPOTAHI.

PAGES 10, 17, 18 & 19: Services - Transport - The passenger train no longer operates between Christchurch and Dunedin.

PAGE 34: GERALDINE - OMARAMA: Services - TWIZEL: The information centre telephone number is now 435 3124.

January 2003


AUGUST 2002 REPRINT

PAGE 57: HAAST - FRANZ JOSEF: SIDE TRIP - Jackson Bay now has take-aways.

PAGE 69: NELSON - COLLINGWOOD: SIDE TRIP iii - PORT PUPONGA The seasonal backpacker hostel has re-open.

PAGE 30: GREYMOUTH - ARTHUR'S PASS: GRADIENTS - The road works associated with the new viaduct have finished.

PAGE 13: PICTON - KAIKOURA: & PAGE 27: CHCH - LEWIS PASS: OPTIONS - Link Road - Molesworth Track is now open all year to cyclists but permission is required from DoC to use the road. The distance is 176 km not 164 km.

PAGE 66: KAWATIRI JUNCT - NELSON: OPTIONS - Alternative - See page 64/5 not page 62.

PAGE 64: KAWATIRI - MOTUEKA: SERVICES - MOTUEKA - see page 67 below not "this section above".

PAGE 12, 14 & 15: PICTON - CHCH: All sub-headings should be 2a, 2b, 2b Alternative, not 1a, 1b & 1b Alternative.

PAGE 8: CHRISTCHURCH: DIRECTIONS - North from Picton. East should be west in second sentence and delete last sentence.
Also North to Picton - the round-about at the junction of Marshlands and Briggs Roads doesn't exist. They obviously moved it somewhere else!!

PAGE 16: KAIKOURA - CHCH 2b ALT: SIDE TRIP - To CLARENCE RESERVE A huge remote area of the Clarence River Valley between the Seaward and Inland Kaikoura Mountains. Out of bounds to vehicles. A place for keen mountain bikers See DoC's brochure for details. Turn off SH 70 about 25km south of Kaikoura. No services.

Sept 2002


SEPTEMBER 2001 PRINTING

PAGE 15: KAIKORA - WAIAU - CHCH: C) Mt LYFORD: ski lodge, change to - hotel with bkpr accom & restaurant adjcent to highway.

PAGE 16: KAIKOURA - CHCH: LINK ROAD - OXFORD altitude is 235m. Also delete bkpr hostel.

PAGE 17: CHCH - TIMARU: SERVICES - ORARI - Delete Store.
D) WINCHESTER - Delete Food: Store, dairy. Accom: Delete backpacker hostel.
TIMARU - Info centre moved to Landing Services Building, George St.,
Transport - add Thrice weekly summer shuttle to/from Mt.Cook (who also give 10% off with this book).
ATTRACTIONS - First paragraph, second to last sentence - the millenium bug is no longer there.

PAGE 18: TIMARU - DUNEDIN: SERVICES - OAMARU Accom: hostel (bkpr 2, YHA1), change to - (bkpr 3, YHA 1).
Transport: Add - Thrice weekly summer shuttle to/from Mt.Cook (who also give 10% off with this book).
between F) WAIKOUAITI & EVANSDALE add - WAIKOUAITI RIVER: picnic area (table).

PAGE 19: TIMARU - DUNEDIN: ALTERNATIVE ii - KARITANE COAST - WARRINGTON before rejoining... change to - WARRINGTON: Picnic area (toilets) before rejoining...
DUNEDIN: SERVICES - Accom: hostel (bkpr 8, YHA 1), change to - (bkpr 7, YHA 1).
PORTABELLO - Add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 21: DUNEDIN: DIRECTIONS: Note: There are several possible ways through South Dunedin suburbs, Change to - It's possible to go from Dunedin to Mosgiel through South Dunedin & using SH1 from Green Island such as South Rd or the Portsmouth Drive/Bay View Rd...

PAGE 22: DUNEDIN - RANFURLY: SERVICES - Delete HYDE: bkpr hostel.

PAGE 23: RANFURLY - QUEENSTOWN: SERVICES - CLYDE Accom: motel 4, Change to - motel 2, bkpr hostel.
CROMWELL - now has a supermarket. Also Accom: Motor camp 2, bkpr hostel, motel 5, hotel, Change to - Accom: Motor camp 4 (2 at Bannockburn), motel 6, hotel 2.

PAGE 26: CHCH - LEWIS PASS: SERVICES - HANMER SPRINGS Accom: Motor camp 3, bkpr hostel 2, motel 7, hotel, change to - Accom: Motor camp 4, hostel (bkpr 1, YHA 1), motel 7, hotel 2.

PAGE 28: LEWIS PASS - GREYMOUTH: SERVICES - MARUIA SPRINGS Delete tentsite.
GREYMOUTH pop: 10,000, change to - pop: 13,000. Also Accom: hostel (bkpr 3, YHA 1), motel 10, hotel 6, change to - (bkpr 5, YHA 1), motel 16, hotel 8.

PAGE 30: GREYMOUTH - ARTHUR'S PASS: SERVICES - between GREYMOUTH & KUMARA Add - GLADSTONE: picnic area (table).
C) KELLY'S CREEK Change to - DoC camping (shelter, toilets, water) adj SH73.
between OTIRA & ARTHUR'S PASS - Add VIADUCT LOOKOUT: picnic area.
ARTHUR'S PASS: Change - Alt 922m to 920m and pop: 80 to pop: 50.
OPTIONS: MOANA - hotel (also cabins) change to (also cabins for cyclists).

PAGE 31: ARTHUR'S PASS - CHCH: SERVICES - FLOCK HILL: Lodge, add (also bkpr accom & tent sites).
DARFIELD: motel, add (incl bkpr accom).
ATTRACTIONS: change - Broken River, Castle Hill limestone outcrops, to Broken River, Kura Tauhiti Conservation Area, Castle Hill.

PAGES 32/33: CHCH - GERALDINE: SERVICES - DARFIELD: Store, tearooms, takeaways, hotel, motel. Change to - All types of food outlets except supermarket, hotel, motel (incl bkpr accom).
ALFORD FOREST: Delete Store (seems to have closed).
GERALDINE - Accom: Change motel 2, to motel 3.

PAGE 34: GERALDINE - OMARAMA: F) LAKE PUKAKI: Mt.Cook Lookout info tel: change to 435 3280.
OAMARAMA: Add - Thrice weekly Mt. Cook Connections summer shuttle to Oamaru and Mt Cook gives 10% off transportation with this book.

PAGE 35: GERALDINE - OMARAMA: ATTRACTIONS - Delete - See the footwear fence on the way to Burke's Pass Village. It has been removed as a safety hazard.

PAGE 36: GERALDINE - OMARAMA: SIDE TRIP iv Mt COOK: Add - The thrice weekly Mt.Cook Connections summer shuttle to/from Oamaru & Timaru gives 10% off transportation with this book.

PAGE 37: OMARAMA - OAMARU: SERVICES: Add - LAKE WAITAKI Domain camping (toilets, tables).

PAGE 38: OMARAMA - QUEENSTOWN: SERVICES - CROMWELL: now has a supermarket. Also Accom: Motor camp 2, bkpr hostel, motel 5, hotel. Change to - Accom: Motor camp 4 (2 at Bannockburn), motel 6, hotel 2.
FRANKTON: Accom: Motor camp, hotel, change to - Accom: Motor camp 2, hotel.

PAGE 39: OMARAMA - QUEENSTOWN: SIDE TRIP i GLENORCHY: Delete Store, add - Motor camp (also small expensive shop).

PAGE 41: QEENSTOWN - INVERCARGILL: SERVICES - A) FRANKTON: Accom: Motor camp, hotel, change to - Accom: Motor camp 2, hotel.
LUMSDEN: The motor camp now has cabins.
INVERCARGILL: Add i: Museum, Queens Park. Also Accom: Motor camp 3, hostel (bkpr 2, YHA 1), motel 20, hotel 6, change to - Accom: Motor camp 5, hostel (bkpr 3, YHA 1), motel 27, hotel 3.

PAGE 43: TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND: SIDE TRIP: SERVICES - TE ANAU DOWNS Add bkpr hostel.

PAGE 44: TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND: SIDE TRIP: GRADIENTS - NOTE: Homer Tunnel is now sealed but is still narrow, unlit and unlined.

PAGE 44: TE ANAU - INVERCARGILL: SERVICES - MANAPOURI 1 backpacker hostel has closed.
B) CLIFDEN: DoC camping (toilets, water, tables) change to - (toilets, tables).
RIVERTON: now has a supermarket.

PAGE 45: TE ANAU - INVERCARGILL: ATTRACTIONS: A side trip on a tramping track goes to, change to - A side trip to the Hump Ridge track goes to...
SIDE TRIP iv TUATAPERE - PORT CRAIG: DoC Hut, is on the Southern Coastal Track. Add DoC Hut, is on the Southern Coastal Hump Ridge Track. Also add - BLUECLIFF BEACH: bkpr hostel.
SIDE TRIP v to BLUFF Accom: Motor camp, hotel 3. Change to - Motor camp, bkpr hostel, hotel 4.
On an easy road... Add - On an easy but busy road...
Add Bluff also has a seafood festival, usually sometime in May.
ALTERNATIVE - OTAUTAU Add backpacker hostel

PAGE 46: INVERCARGILL - DUNEDIN: SERVICES - INVERCARGILL Add i: Museum, Queens Park.
Accom: Motor camp 3, hostel (bkpr 2, YHA 1), motel 20, hotel 6. Change to - Motor camp 5, hostel (bkpr 3, YHA 1), motel 27, hotel 3.
BALCLUTHA Accom: motel 2, hotel. Change to - motel 3, hotel 2.
GRADIENTS - The first paragraph is repeated on PAGE 47 so delete from the latter.

PAGE 47: INVERCARGILL - DUNEDIN (continued): Replace deleted GRADIENTS paragraph above with ALTERNATIVE iii from PAGE 48 and place it at end of section.

PAGE 47: INVERCARGILL - CATLINS - BALCLUTHA: SERVICES - FORTROSE add informal camping.
CURIO BAY bkpr hostel, change to - bkpr hostel 2.
PAPATOWAI add motel.

PAGE 48: INVERCARGILL - CATLINS - BALCLUTHA Delete WEIR'S BEACH Domain camping.
WAIKAWA BAY Add - Motor camp, bkpr hostel.
ATTRACTIONS: An alternative route goes to Curio Bay... Add - there is still about 13km of gravel road on this route. Also - An ancient 170 million year old... Change to - an ancient 180 million year old...

PAGE 49: DUNEDIN - ROXBURGH: SERVICES - LAWRENCE Accom: add 1 motel.

PAGE 50: ROXBURGH - QUEENSTOWN: SERVICES - CLYDE Accom: motel 4, change to - motel 2, and add - bkpr hostel.
CROMWELL Accom: Motor camp 2, bkpr hostel, motel 5, hotel. Change to - Motor camp 4 (2 at Bannockburn), motel 6, hotel 2.

PAGE 51: ROXBURGH - QUEENSTOWN: SIDE TRIP i GLENORCHY Delete Store, add - Motor camp (also small expensive shop).

PAGE 53: QUEENSTOWN - WANAKA: SERVICES - A) FRANKTON Accom: Motor camp, hotel, change to - Motor camp 2, hotel.
CROMWELL now has a supermarket. Also Accom: Motor camp 2, bkpr hostel, motel 5, hotel. Change to - Motor camp 4 (2 at Bannockburn), motel 6, hotel 2.

PAGE 54: QUEENSTOWN - CARDRONA - WANAKA: SERVICES - ARROWTOWN Accom: Delete (also bkpr accom) from hotel.
GRADIENTS - any reference to gravel should be deleted.

PAGE 56: WANAKA - HAAST: SERVICES - LAKE HAWEA Dairy, change to - Store/tearooms
DAVIS FLAT DoC camping, change to - picnic area.
HAAST pop: 200, change to - pop: 250. Add Takeaways.
Add Motor camp 2 (tent sites only at Okuru 15km S...)
bkpr hostel, motel 2. Change to - bkpr & YHA hostel, motel 3.

PAGE 58: FRANZ JOSEF - GREYMOUTH: SERVICES - LAKE MAPOURIKA DoC camping (toilets, water, tables... northern end of the lake. Change to - picnic area at Otto's Corner (toilets, table). And at the northern end of the lake is ...
MACDONALD'S CREEK (complete with golden archs, DoC camping (toilets, tables, sandflies).
A) FORKS Lodge, change to - Lodge/cabins.
HARIHARI Accom; hotel (also bank room), add (& tent sites but no kitchen).
GREYMOUTH pop: 10,000, change to - pop: 13,000.
Accom: hostel (bkpr 3, YHA 1), motel 10, hotel 6. Change to - (bkpr 5, YHA 1), motel 16, hotel 8.

PAGE 59: FRANZ JOSEF - GREYMOUTH: SIDE TRIP i - last sentence - Turn off SH6 at the Forks... going 11km on a sealed... Change to ...13km on a sealed, mostly easy road.

PAGE 60: GREYMOUTH - WESTPORT: SERVICES - PUNAKAIKI Accom: motel, change to - motel 2, hotel.
WESTPORT Accom: bkpr hostel 3, change to - hostel (bkpr 3, YHA 1).

PAGE 64: MURCHISON - SPRINGS JUNCTION: LINK ROAD ii - MARUIA FALLS - DoC Camping (closed due to flooding), change to - picnic area (tables).
MARUIA SETTELEMENT - The backpacker hostel/store/tearooms has re-opened.

PAGE 65: St ARNAUD - BLENHEIM: LINK ROAD iv - WAIAU VALLEY VILLAGE - Add Hotel (also small shop and camping but no kitchen).
RENWICK Add - Supermarket, takeaways/tearooms, pub.

PAGE 67: NELSON - COLLINGWOOD: SERVICES - MOTUEKA Accom: Motor camp, bkpr hostel 4, motel 3, hotel. Change to - Motor camp 2, bkpr hostel 5, motel 6, hotel.
TAKAKA Accom: bkpr hostel 3, change to - bkpr hostel 5.
COLLINGWOOD Food: Dairy/tearooms, change to - Store/tearooms.

PAGE 71: NELSON - PICTON: SERVICES - E) CANVASTOWN Add hotel (also has small shop & tent sites).
HAVELOCK Accom: (1 seasonal YHA), change to - (1 YHA).
RENWICK now has a supermarket, takeaways/tearooms, pub.

July 2002

The following four errors are only in the first few books.

PAGES 3 to 6: INTRODUCTION: Any reference to the North Island are obviously written to make sure the reader is paying attention.

PAGE 21: DUNEDIN: Directions: Any reference to "Sturat St" should be Stuart St.

PAGE 36: 8b Side Trip IV: Mt Cook The distance in the header is wrong. It should be 56 km, not 66 km.

PAGE 74: Hu-Ha Bikepackers: The distance between Glenhope and Motueka is about 80 kms not 60.

December 2001



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