View from home base at Birdlings Flat, calm evening & nice light late in the day
Bree and Kaitorete Spit
Bree on a test ride early days on Bossu Rd over Kaitorete Spit
Kinloch Rd above Little River
Kinloch Rd is a sealed road that brings you down off the southern crater rim back to civilisation at Little River. Great views of Wairewa (Lake Forsyth).
Bossu Rd Hang Glider Launch Pad
Popular stop here to have a look at where people of dubious intellect choose to throw themselves of a bluff hanging while on to a large kite.
Duvauchelles Stock Route
On Summit Rd. Great view of Akaroa Harbour out to the heads, just before the steep off road plunge down gravel stock route into Duvauchelles
Start of Bossu Rd
Bossu Rd starts at Wainui and winds its way all along the southern crater rim to Birdlings Flat. Early on it affords great views of Akaroa Harbour such as here.
Our favourite spot. Turn a corner and you are presented with simply stunning views of Kaitorete Spit, Waihora (Lake Ellesmere), Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps.
Picturesque Barrys Bay with Onawe Peninsula in the background. Stock up on nice cheeses at Barrys Bay cheese factory.
Tail End Charlie
Bit dusty on the trail, someone has to ride at the back. That is not camo gear, but you still could not wipe the smile from his face.
Tunbledown & Te Oka Bays
Top of crater rim looking down into Tumbledown & Te Oka Bays. Tour will head down into the bays if time permits (usually does).
Southern Bays Lookout
Nice spot to look along Southern Bays as we head down into Tumbledown.
Locals Te Oka Bay
Often see seals in the bays, this Mum had bubs on the beach too.
Le Bons Bay
Le Bons Bay looking as busy as usual during the week.
High Over Peraki
Bossu Rd above old whaling station at Peraki Bay. Kaitorete Spit and Canterbury Plains in the distance
Fist Bump Over Akaroa
The lady in this photo had never ridden on gravel or shingle roads. After mastering the art and a nice ride on the seal high over Akaroa Harbour a fist bump was needed.
Lunch at Duvauchelles
Tours from Birdlings Flat typically stop at Duvauchelles store for a bite to eat, here you can see why. The food ain't bad either.
Sharing the road with a few cows. No hurry so we stopped and admired the secenery, enjoyed the peace and quiet while these ladies moved off.
High Over Akaroa
Beautiful spot for a photo stop, looking back to Duvauchelles (far left) where lunch is typically had an hour or so before.
Tumbledown Bay Rock
No idea the name of this rock, but is pretty cool, reminds me of a submarine conning tower.