Reply To: Beginner
Great ride, Had a couple of times with rain where the Omarama Saddle has been serious, I would want to have a partner for that bit.
Thompson Gorge road from Omakau to Tarras is an alternative, a few gates but a good ride.
Like your choice of taking the WR, Hope you have a big tank or extra fuel, couple of long runs without gas stations.
Have a great time and let us know how it goes.