Kaikoura Range (Part 2)

 Kaikoura Range (Part 2)   

The Kaikoura Ranges are two parallel ranges of mountains located in the northeast of the South Island of New Zealand. The two ranges are visible from a great distance, including from the southern coast of the North Island. Formed along New Zealand’s Marlborough Fault System, they can be seen as the northernmost extension of the Southern Alps in the South Island. Named the Looker-on mountains, by Captain James Cook, they take their name from the town of Kaikoura at the southern extreme of the more eastern range, the Seaward Kaikouras. This range rises straight from (and dominates) the coast to the north of the town, and reaches its highest point with the 2,608-metre (8,556 ft) Mount Manakau. The long straight river valley of the Waiau Toa / Clarence River separate the Seaward Kaikouras from the longer and loftier Inland Kaikouras. This latter range contains the highest peak in the ranges, the 2,885-metre (9,465 ft) Tapuae-o-Uenuku, the translation from the Maori of which is the poetic "Footprint of the rainbow".

Region: Canterbury

Distance: 33.95 km
Elevation Gain: 441 m
Elevation Loss: 569 m
Difficulty: 349 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 0.49 FIETS
Avg Grade: 2.2 %
Max cat climb: 2
Min elevation: 162 m
Max elevation: 501 m
Ride Category: Hilly

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