also called Rise and Shine Road.
From the site of the Bendigo mining town, the Rise and Shine Road goes up and over the Dunstan Mountains through Thomsons Saddle. On the west side the landscape is tussock and grass and the view is of the upper Clutha River and Lake Hawea; the east side is barren and rocky, with a view over Omakau to the Raggedy Range and the North Rough Ridge beyond.
HOW TO GET THERE (Route A)
At Lindis Crossing turn intoArdgour Road 21.1km north of Cromwell at the south side of the Lindis River Bridge on SH8.
G41 (Cromwell) DISTANCE: 30.8km (32.8km on alternative route)
W > E. Start at G41 270855
Winding gravel road with sections of grass. Can be greasy when wet at the eastern end.
Source: 4WD South Island Volume 1 (Ken Sibly & Mark Wilson)