pics can't even show half of it...this is adv-travel Mecca
Add a half day of sublime gravel tracks through breathtaking scenery to EITHER end of the ~100km of the Old Dunstan, which by itself comes in 2 parts, stitched together by some good farm roads.
Or enter it about half-way via more stumping gravel from the south or north. Otago is one hell of a place!
I still remember that day in NZ like it was yesterday. Start the morning with the ride up Danseys Pass to the Danseys Pass hotel. A flat tyre on the BMW in Naseby. Lunch in a park in Alexandra, the easy farm lands and billabongs followed by the rough section of Dunstans' Track, and completing with a lifetime of stories about the Clarkes Junction Hotel.
How did you find the zombie bike path traffic? Probably a lot more quiet than Sunday. Almost had 2 collisons, nearly broke my bell from over use and cussing a lot. Health wise it was great but mental health wise not so much.