Garden Route is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coastline of South Africa. It is sand-witched between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains. It has a mild oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and mild to cool winters and considered second mildest climate after Hawaii according to the Guinness Book of Records.
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Mountain Biking in Ivon Wilson Park, Te Anau, Southland New Zealand
The town lies on the eastern side of Te Anau Lake (the second largest lake of New Zealand with more than 400 m/1312 ft depth) and is literally on the border of Fiordland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, offering a getaway to awe-inspiring landscapes and magnificent sites of wild nature. An attraction of the area is Te Anau Glowworm Caves. It is a system of caves not fully formed (only 12,000 years old), home to thousands of glowworms.
Te Anau has a lot to give to mountain biking lovers, offering a great variety of routes and trails. For the bikers who wish to stay inside the town but enjoy the natural environment at the same time, Ivon Wilson Park is the perfect place. It is located opposite the Wildlife Park and features an 8 km/4 mi single track, whereas the whole park area is 35 ha/0.35 km².
It is addressed to bikers of all levels, although there are some technical sections. Highlight of your ride, the beautiful Lake Henry standing inside the park. Enjoy the spectacular views throughout!
Relevant activites based in New Zealand
January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.