Like the hopeful miners of the 1860s New Zealand Gold Rush, we too struck the precious metal while cycling through central Otago.
In this 40th episode of the How Are You? Where Are You podcast we follow in the footsteps, or even the cycle tracks, of the kiwi pioneers along the mighty Clutha Mata-Au River where we find signs of the bygone days.
What the hills surrounding the Clutha lack in altitude, they make up for in stature. They hem you in as you ride along their valleys.
Baden hones his sheep farming skills in a visit to a high country sheep farm and enters a heated discussion with Farmer Jack.
The week of cycling ends over a bottle of central Otago Pinot Noir while relaxing at the Cardrona Hotel, one of the country’s most iconic pubs. We reunite with cycling comrade Nick who decided to cross the Crown Range with us to be hooked up with nice food and good times.
Music Credit: Southern Man by Denis Henderson
Sharing the Road
Over the Crown Range to Cardrona
The Clutha Valley
Our Ride From Gore to Cardrona