May 9, 2018 -
They call it 99 Bends for good reason.
Whether you are on a sports bike, tourer or cruiser, you will love this amazing section of road.
Located on the Lyell Hwy between Queenstown and Gormanston, you will be rewarded with spectacular scenery and a fantastic session of approx 48 kms of curves on a mostly smooth road with a high grip surface.
You can take it slowly and enjoy the scenery or drop your knee onto the tarmac. Whichever you take it be careful of on coming vehicles who can encroach onto the wrong side of the white line on the tighter corners. The good news is most of the time there is little traffic to be seen.
To find the 99 Bends, plot a route between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge and you'll find the 99 Bends not far out from Queenstown.
The ride in/out of Queenstown will take you up and down a very steep rise that will surely challenge you in places with some very tight corners. The Derwent Bridge Hotel is a great start/end point and worth a visit for a refreshing beverage.
Recommendation: If you are riding Tasmania, then this ride has to be on the list.