Film crew to shoot cycle trail

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A film crew will be coming to shoot sections of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail on behalf of Tourism New Zealand this weekend.

Sections of the trail will appear in footage, alongside other trails around New Zealand to promote to other countries.

Tourism Waitaki marketing manager Ian Elliott said they will be shooting different aspects of the trail over a period of three days from Saturday to Monday and would hopefully spend some time in Oamaru to film.

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail marketing and sales officer Jason Menard, who is based in Twizel, said Tourism New Zealand would also taking photos of the trail for a separate photo-shoot.

“It is good that Tourism New Zealand recognises this as an incredible trail and we want to share this with the world.”

The diversity of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is amazing, he said.

Although they could not film every aspect of the trail he hoped they would come to Oamaru for some of the shooting and had made a push for Oamaru to be included, Mr Menard said.

By RUBY HARFIELD